The Hall

The Family

Houghton is currently the home of the Marquess of Cholmondeley and his wife, Rose Cholmondeley. Lord Cholmondeley is a direct descendant of Sir Robert Walpole who built the hall in the 1720s. Read more


Built in the 1720s for Great Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, Houghton Hall remains one of England’s finest Palladian houses. Read more

State Rooms

One of the world’s most acclaimed artists, American James Turrell will create a site-specific light work which will illuminate the entire west façade of Houghton Hall as part of a major exhibition of his work which will open to the public. Read more