Thursday, 16 July 2015

Treasures of Britain; Holkham Hall, Norfolk



I own a book called: 'Treasures of Britain' which I got from my brother-and sister in law once for a birthday. It's full of beautiful country houses or places to visit in Britain. They are Anglophiles just like I am. So I thought as a new topic each Thursday I'd put a new place to visit or long for (or put on bucket list) here on my blog. 
This week; Holkham Hall, Norfolk a Palladian palace designed for Thomas Coke, first Earl of Leicester by William Kent, who was responsible for the interior and much or the furniture. 

 the entrance

Upon close review, Holkham Hall might look familiar to you.  The 2008 film, The Duchess, was set on location here.  The Great Hall in particular was the setting for many of Georgina’s emotional interludes, including her  argument with Charles Grey after she’s returned from their love affair in Bath.




 the chapel

 the library


 the saloon


 the garden


the garden 

© KH



3 comments:

Gattina said...

Thanks to "Escape to the country" I just recently saw the Holkham Hall ! I am less interested in the houses but in the landscapes, manors and castles,they are all so beautiful !

Kati H said...

Oh I love 'Escape to the Country'! Yes they are very beautiful, the Brits are very good in preserving their legacy.

Rammy Jones said...

I still can't get over this great place I recently visited! This isn't only a good place. It is also one of the best around here. There isn't a listing of the unique offerings, although there should be! This Chicago event space was magnificent!