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Houghton Hall

Houghton Park Bircham Road | King's Lynn, Houghton PE31 6UE, England
+44 1485 528569
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Wonderful walled garden

Travelled over from the Midlands for a few days as Houghton was one of the properties we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pip W
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Fab day out

Visited the hall and the art exhibition. Very good guides. Grounds are magnificent. House... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Silvertraveller193
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
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“walled garden” (56 reviews)
“sir robert” (11 reviews)
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Houghton Park Bircham Road | King's Lynn, Houghton PE31 6UE, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Travelled over from the Midlands for a few days as Houghton was one of the properties we specifically wanted to visit. We weren't disappointed, and we're astounded by the wonderful walled garden - probably the best we've ever seen. Enjoyed the property immensely, but were...More

Thank Pip W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited the hall and the art exhibition. Very good guides. Grounds are magnificent. House fascinating glimpse into life of historically great character, Robert Walpole.

Thank Silvertraveller193
Reviewed 6 days ago

We live 10 minutes away but only when having family stay did we finally get round to visiting, we wish we did years ago.The walled garden is the best one I have ever seen. The symmetric lines, fountains and sculptures just look Amazing. At this...More

Thank carolineEssexEngland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with she who must be obeyed. Saw the exhibitions in the grounds very impressive. Then coffee and battery recharge. Very nice but a little pricey. Looked in on the toy soldiers, my god how many again impressive. The house followed very very well looked...More

Thank Mcfcian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hall was the home to Sir Robert Walpole and a few of the rooms in the house have been restored to that time. The guides in the rooms are knowledgeable and friendly. What I really enjoyed was the walk around the grounds. You need...More

Thank Michelle L
RoseCholmondeley, Owner at Houghton Hall, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope you come again! I will also let the cafe know you enjoyed their cake! Best wishes, Rose Cholmondeley

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Houghton Hall is simply delightful and close to us. Coupled with the largest exhibition of Richard Long's work it was unmissable. You can save a few pounds by booking in advance online but honestly, to see the Hall, Gardens and Exhibition for £18 is not...More

Thank tyketyke
RoseCholmondeley, Owner at Houghton Hall, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a positive review of our house and the Richard Long exhibition. We are delighted you enjoyed yourself! Best, Rose Cholmondeley

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited to see the Richard Long exhibition but was blown away by the house, gardens and permanent sculptures. Everything - from the toilets and cafe to the knowledgeable, unbelievably friendly staff everywhere and the rooms, the plants, the fountains, the tapestries, paintings, clocks - is...More

Thank Carey G
RoseCholmondeley, Owner at Houghton Hall, responded to this review

Thank you for such an amazing review of Houghton. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and will pass on your wonderful comments about our room attendants who we rely on enormously and are brilliant. Best wishes, Rose Cholmondeley

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place with stunning walled garden and grounds, which form the backdrop for interesting sculptures some of which are on permanent display,others are part of the fascinating Richard Long exhibition. Not as well known as some of the other attractions in North...More

Thank Liz H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Houghton Hall provided an excellent 3 hours of wandering and viewing. Stunning, beautifully planted and maintained gardens; a country house redolent of the opulent tastes of the first Prime Minister and the renovations of a Marchioness; a bonus in the Earth Sky landscape sculptures of...More

1  Thank Richard H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the artwork of Richard Long and others to the Venison rolls, a great experience in superb surroundings. The house is a fabulous example of its gender and furnished with informative assistants as well as unique items. Wholeheartedly recommended.

Thank carsamlau
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Kathleen S
May i ask are well behaved dogs allowed on a lead in the gardens ?
11 May 2017|
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Response from RoseCholmondeley | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately dogs, with the exception of assistance dogs are not allowed in the grounds or gardens at Houghton Hall. This is to avoid unnecessary disturbance to the deer.
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sally b
Hello Do you know whether you can walk around the deer park when the house and gardens are closed? Looking at somewhere different to walk whilst visiting Sandringham
31 December 2016|
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Response from Onceawaitress | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you could because it's a private residence and only open occasionally.
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maureenandjohn w
Are there any discounts available for entry with my family of 12?
17 May 2016|
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Response from Henry254 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can't answer that, suggest you email them direct.
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