Holkham Hall

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Residence of the counts of Leicester and Coke of Norfolk (1754-1842), the inventor of modern agriculture, Holkham Hall is a Palladian style palace designed by William Kent. The most imposing room is the marble vestibule, made of polished pink alabaster; a gallery of ionic pink columns spectacularly showcases the neo-Classical sculptures. The reception hall (with works by Nicolas Poussin) and the saloon (works by Rubens and Van Dyck) are almost as majestic.

Useful information

Address:

Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1AB Holkham

Phone:

+44 1485 528569

Price:

15 £ (children 7.50 £)

Opening hours

end Mar-Oct: Sun, Mon and Thu noon-5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm)