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Holkham Hall

A great eighteenth century house and deer park with herd of Fallow deer. The park was designed by William Kent (his drawings are here). The triumphal arch and the obelisk were built in the 1730s. Kent's walled garden, linked to the lake by a serpentine river, has gone. Originally, the lake was an inlet from the sea. Lancelot Brown was employed in 1762 but made few changes. The park wall and shelterbelt were nineteenth century additions, as were the formal Victorian parterres beside the house, designed by W A Nesfield in 1854. The old kitchen garden at Holkham is in the process of refurbishment.

Head Gardener's Comment

Holkham is a beautiful place rich in wildlife, history and architecture. It is set in an epic landscape, combining unspoilt coastline, big skies and open countryside. The evergreen oaks (Quercus ilex) that are such a feature of the Park, are Mediterranean in origin and were brought to Holkham from Italy.Take in a spot of culture and visit the magnificent 18th century hall and explore the six acres of walled garden which were originally laid out by Samuel Wyatt during the late 1700s and are part of an exciting restoration project. Visit the Field to Fork Experience and discover the fun and interactive story of food and farming at Holkham without having to put your wellies on! Let our ‘talking tools’ tell you their use; test your foody knowledge with our table-top game; enjoy our ‘Holkham Year’ film and don a Holkham tweed jacket and bowler hat for a selfie.

Children will enjoy our Woodland Adventure Play Area, with its tree house, high level walkways, rope ladders and zip wire, plus a special area just for toddlers. On high days and holidays explore further with cycle hire or discover Holkham’s watery world with our choice of rowing boats, canoes and kayaks.

Finish off your visit by treating yourself in our Courtyard Café, where we serve only the best, locally-sourced food and our gift shop, showcasing the work of local artisan suppliers.

Photograph © Holkham Hall
Photograph © Holkham Hall
Holkham Hall

Plants of note

Ilex Oak (Quercus ilex) predominent in park.

Holkham Estate, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, England, NR23 1AB

Main Season – 1st April to 31st October 2017 Holkham Hall: Open 12noon-4pm on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays*. The hall is also open on Good Friday, Easter Saturday for our Easter event plus 27th and 28th October for our Halloween event. *Please note that the Hall will be closed on 28th and 29th May plus 23rd July. Walled Garden, Field to Fork Experience, Children’s Woodland Adventure Play Area, Courtyard Café and Gift Shop: Open 10am-5pm every day. Winter Season – 1st November to 22nd December 2017 Courtyard Café and Gift Shop: Open 10am-4pm every day.

Main Season – 1st April to 31st October 2017 Holkham Hall, Field to Fork Experience and Walled Garden: Adult: £15.00, Child (5-16 years incl.): £7.50, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children 5-16 years incl.): £41.00 NB: For special children’s events the child age is 2-16 years inc. Field to Fork Experience and Walled Garden: Adult: £7.00, Child (5-16 years incl.): £3.50, Family: (2 adults and up to 3 children 5-16 years incl.): £19.00 NB: For special children’s events the child age is 2-16 years inc. Field to Fork Experience Only: Adult: £5.00, Child (5-16 years incl.): £2.50, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children 5-16 years incl.): £13.50. Walled Garden Only: Adult: £2.50, Child (5-16 years incl.): £1 NB: Walled Garden only tickets are not available for special children’s events such as Easter and Halloween. Please note that Walled Garden only tickets are not available to buy online. Woodland Adventure Play Area: Free of charge Car parking: £3.00 per day

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