Holkham Hall is quite an amazing house but I will first show you a few before and after pictures.
Having spent the morning walking around Wells-Next-The Sea (previous post) we needed lunch before our time in the house.
We ate delicious Cottage Pie with sautéed cabbage and green beans
in the Victoria Inn which is owned by the Coke family (Holkham Hall owners) and managed by the Estate.
Above photo courtesy of the website
These muskets were used by Holkham Yeomanry in response to the threat of invasion posed by Napoleon Bonaparte, the French military leader and emperor who conquered much of Europe in the early 19th century.
Holkham village is a small village on the edge of the Estate
and then after spending the afternoon at the Hall I had to visit and take a look at Holkham's beach(which entailed a walk on the board walk through the sweet scented Pinewoods) before driving back to our cottage.
It was early evening and mostly deserted and I could easily have sat until dark it was so peaceful.
The vast red are Sea Sedums which are only visible when the tide is out.
This place is said to be 'where the sky meets the sea'
I am sure you will enjoy the Hall which will take at least 3 posts to cover
It's taking a long time to get my holiday snaps together and I am sure that Windows 10 is half the problem with the filing system