Set in a stunning location on the North Norfolk coast and at the heart of a thriving 25,000 acre estate, Holkham Hall is an exceptional place, rich in history, architecture and wildlife. The seat of the Earls of Leicester, this elegant 18th century mansion is still very much a lived-in family home.
The hall is an elegant 18th century Palladian style house, based on designs by William Kent and built by Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester. The park that surrounds it is home to a large herd of Fallow Deer and a small herd of Red Deer that roam freely. Designated walks (dogs on leads very welcome) allow visitors to explore the grounds and landmarks, such as the monument to Coke of Norfolk and the obelisk. It’s also worth visiting the gift shop, café and museum and if time allows make sure you visit Holkham beach too. For more details see their website.
19 miles (35 minutes drive) from West Heath Barn NR23 1AB
Image courtesy of Holkham Estate