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Holkham Hall

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Amidst acres of gorgeous parkland, Holkham Hall is unique with stunning architecture, amazing art, original furniture and classical statuary. This 18th-century Palladian house is an enticing treasure trove and, above all, still very much a lived-in family home.

Where is Holkham Hall located?

Holkham is a special place with a stunning coastal landscape, Holkham National Nature Reserve and beach is set in an Area of Outstanding Beauty, and all that visit can immediately see why. At its heart, sits a magnificent stately home and deer park. You will find Holkham on the picturesque north Norfolk coast road, where the Hall has sat for over 300 years.

What is the history of Holkham Hall to the present day?

Build in the 1700s by Thomas Coke, the 1st Earl of Leicester, Holkham Hall was based on designs by William Kent. Thomas Coke filled the hall with treasures and trophies, amassed on his 18th-century Grand Tour of Europe in his youth. The hall has remained in the Coke family to the present day, where the 8th Earl and his family currently reside.

What is there to see and do at Holkham Hall?

The Marble Hall greets guests with its 50ft pressed plaster dome ceiling and walls of English alabaster. Stairs lead to magnificent state rooms that all display unique collections of tapestries and paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, Claude and Gainsborough. Also, there is an Old Kitchen where guests can discover an impressive collection of pots and pans.

Other Information

Combine one's visit to the hall and deer park with a wander around the interactive exhibition - The Holkham Story. Perfect for all ages, this exhibition explores the Holkham farming operation, through film, sounds, smells, touch and even dressing up. Then, head over to the beautiful 6acre walled gardens, just 1/4 mile west of the hall and see how the team are working to restore the gardens to their former glory. In the park guests will also find cycle and boat hire, a courtyard café serving delicious homemade treats and meals and a gift shop, showcasing the best of local producers and artisans.

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Disabled Access

Parking Available

Guided Tours

Facilities & information




Disabled Access

Guided Tours

Parking Available


Extra info

Open Times: Holkham Hall will re-open on for the main visitor season, 1st April 2019 - 31st October 2019.

Price Details: Holkham Hall, Field to Fork and Walled Garden Adult: £16.00 Child; (5-16 years inc): £8.00 Family (2 adults and up to 3 children 5-16 years inc): £44.00. Please see our website for Field to Fork & Walled Garden admission prices.

Arrival information and directions

Address: Holkham Estate, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, Wells-next-the-SeaNR26 8HR, United Kingdom

Holkham is two miles west of Wells-next-the-Sea on the main A149, within easy reach of Norwich on the A1067, Kings Lynn on the A148 and London and Cambridge from the M11 and the A10. Enter NR23 1RH into sat nav system.

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