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Hindringham Hall

Hindringham Norfolk England
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Hindringham Hall is the most delicious little moated manor house straight out of a story book with its medieval moat and fishponds, working walled vegetable garden, formal and informal borders wrapped around a brick and flint Tudor Hall. The current owners have developed the gardens over the past 25 years and open to visitors twice a week between April and October. Make time to walk round the medieval fishponds and take tea in the Café beside the moat, smell the roses, watch the black swans, listen to the birdsong and enjoy the peace and beauty of this special garden.

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Grime's Graves

Thetford Norfolk England
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norfolk grimesGuided tours
DATE: Every Friday in July
TIME: 11.00am
WHERE: Grimes Graves, Lynford, Weeting, Thetford IP26 5DE
Join us on a guided tour of Grimes Graves and find out more about the most famous group of Neolithic flint mines in England. This is an overground tour that will last approx. one hour. Dates of the tours - Fri 7, 14, 21 and 28 July.

Flint Festival
DATE: Sat 5 Aug & Sun 6 Aug 2017
TIME: 11.00am – 4.00pm
WHERE: Grimes Graves, Lynford, Weeting, Thetford IP26 5DE
Sharpen your prehistoric tools for a day out to remember as we celebrate everything that is great about flint! Explore the undulating grounds of Grime's Graves, the only prehistoric flint mine open to the public in the UK, before heading deep underground into the prehistoric flint mine (wearing your hard hat!). Flint knapper Will Lord will be on hand to wow visitors with tales from prehistoric days as he demonstrates exactly why flint was so important and what it was used for. Kids can get hands on a try making sparks, creating string or even making an arrow head.
PRICES: Adult £5.50/Child £3.30/ Concession £5.00/Family £14.30 ENGLISH HERITAGE MEMBERS: Adult: Free /Child: Free / Concession: Free
WEBSITE: www.english-heritage.org.uk/grimesgraves

Castle Acre Priory

King's Lynn Norfolk England
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Guided Tours of Castle Acre Priory
DATE: Every Thursday in July
TIME: 2.00pm
WHERE: Castle Acre Priory, Castle Acre, King's Lynn PE32 2XD
Join us for a guided tour of Castle Acre Priory herb garden and find out more about the herbs we grow on site here and the importance they held for monks that lived here in the 11th Century. Tours on Thu 6, 13, 20 and 27 July.

Medieval Life and Laughter
DATE: Sat 15 & Sun 16 July 2017
TIME: 11.00am – 5.00pm
WHERE: Castle Acre Priory, Castle Acre, King's Lynn PE32 2XD
Journey back in time and immerse yourself in the sights, smells and sounds of medieval England. Discover the lives of the prosperous and the poor as you meet a monk, as well as the craftsmen, cooks and comedians in the encampments. Swords will be wielded and helmets battered as medieval combat is displayed in front of your eyes. Sharpen your swords for a day out to remember.
PRICES: Adult £7.00/Child £4.20/ Concession £6.30/Family £18.20 ENGLISH HERITAGE MEMBERS: Adult: Free /Child: Free / Concession: Free

One Knight and His Horse
DATE: Sun 13 Aug 2017
TIME: 11.00am – 5.00pm
WHERE: Castle Acre Priory, Castle Acre, King's Lynn PE32 2XD
Come to Castle Acre Priory today and meet our medieval knight and his trusty steed. He'll be talking about his armour and weapons and riding his horse throughout the day. Feel free to ask him questions about medieval times and make sure to get your picture with him!
PRICES: Adult £7.00/Child £4.20/ Concession £6.30/Family £18.20 ENGLISH HERITAGE MEMBERS: Adult: Free /Child: Free / Concession: Free
WEBSITE: www.english-heritage.org.uk/castleacrepriory

Holkham Hall

Wells-next-the-Sea Norfolk England
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WELCOME to Holkham and to what is still very much a lived in, family home.

norfolk-holkham2"My ancestor, Thomas Coke, the first Earl of Leicester, conceived the Palladian Hall as his vision of an Italian villa on the windswept north Norfolk coast. Our family has lived here continuously since the 1750s and we take great pride in sharing the house and its treasures, the Deer Park and Holkham Beach, with our visitors.

Holkham is still privately owned, and is the centre of a thriving 25,000-acre agricultural estate; which provides resources both to maintain the house, and to ensure that the social fabric of rural life remains intact.

However, we have not stood still - we have worked hard to move with the times. In recent years, our enterprises have expanded to include a holiday park, several shops, a building company, an internationally acclaimed hotel and a pub.

In 2006 we hosted our first open-air concert in the Deer Park with Jose Carreras and Jools Holland. This inaugural event was a huge success and has been followed by other well-known artists including Status Quo, Girls Aloud and Elton John, who have all provided a high level of entertainment.

We employ more than 200 people and are constantly striving to ensure that the Estate continues to prosper and bring joy to future generations of family, employees, and visitors alike.

In 2007 my father, the seventh Earl, retired to another property on the Estate. The same year my wife Polly and I with our four young children moved into the Hall. I am looking forward to seeing them grow up in such a beautiful house. We do not treat the house as a museum. We encourage our visitors to walk on the carpets and to get close to the ancient statues and treasures, as we do.

We are very fortunate to live in such an unspoilt part of the country and invite you to share Holkham with us - whether by enjoying a break at Pinewoods Holiday Park, a delicious meal at The Victoria Hotel or The Globe Inn; or simply strolling on the golden sand of Holkham Beach.

We hope that you will enjoy finding out about Holkham on this website and that you will visit us soon."

Viscount Coke



Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Norfolk England
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For over 900 years this Norman building has dominated the Norwich skyline bearing witness to the glory of God. It has been voted Norfolk's favourite building. The work of today's Cathedral community remains grounded in the principles of its Benedictine founders - worship, learning and hospitality.

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