The Walled Garden

The Walled Garden

Winner of the Christie's Historic Houses Association ‘Garden of the Year Award’ in 2007, the 5 acre walled garden has become one of Houghton’s most popular attractions.

Houghton Outdoor Sculpture

In recent years, the 18th century planting scheme of formal hedges and avenues has been restored on the West side of the house, and there is now an impressive collection of contemporary sculpture by world renowned artists, displayed in the gardens and grounds, many commissioned specially for Houghton. Visitors will find artworks by Rachael Whiteread, Stephen Cox, Phillip King, Anya Gallaccio, James Turrell, Jeppe Hein and Richard Long.

St Martin's Church

The medieval church dates from 13th Century and has been enlarged and restored over the centuries, most notably by Sir Robert Walpole, who rebuilt the tower as a memorial to his grandfather Sir Jeffry Burwell in about 1730.

The Stables Cafe and Gift Shop

The stables, which are faced in the local Carr stone from Snettisham, are in fact the second set built by Sir Robert Walpole at Houghton and were erected between 1733 and 1735. The first set had blocked the southerly views from the Hall and were therefore demolished.

The Soldier Museum

The Soldier Museum is the largest private collection of model soldiers in the world. It was started by the 6th Marquess of Cholmondeley as a school boy, and he continued collecting throughout his life, often commissioning whole scenes to his specification.