• Delve into the histories and aesthetics of fascinating country houses on this brand new tour developed with architectural historian Oliver Gerrish
• Discover fine examples of Jacobean and Palladian architecture across North Norfolk, from Blickling Hall to Houghton Hall
• Enjoy visits to coastal curiosities – including the enchanting Shell Museum in Glandford and St Margaret’s Church in Cley-next-the-Sea
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Tour assembles 1145 at The Pheasant Hotel, near Holt, or 1300 at Norwich Station. Afternoon visit to Blickling Hall (Jacobean mansion). Transfer to The Pheasant Hotel for four nights. Evening introductory lecture.
Morning: Raynham Hall (17th century house with later additions and interiors by William Kent). Afternoon: Felbrigg Hall (17th century house with important historical library).
Morning: Holkham Hall (18th century house designed in the Palladian style, ancestral home of the Coke family). Afternoon: Houghton Hall (18th century Palladian house built for Sir Robert Walpole, with fine interiors and grounds housing a contemporary sculpture collection).
Morning: Gunton Park and historical sawmill. Afternoon: Wiveton Hall Gardens followed by St Margaret’s Church, Cley (white-crowned sparrow window) and the Shell Museum, Glandford. Evening lecture.
Morning visit to Norwich Cathedral. Tour disperses c 1200 at Norwich Station or c 1300 at The Pheasant Hotel.
21 Sep — 25 Sep 2020
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“I was most impressed by Oliver… he is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and entertaining”
- ACE customer on a previous tour with Oliver Gerrish
This tour will involve periods of walking and standing within historical properties and their grounds, and participants must be prepared to traverse uneven terrain, steps and staircases, and potentially slippery surfaces. Please note that lifts are not always available at the sites we visit, and light levels are often kept low to conserve the collections.
Cost of £1495 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, three lunches, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £150.