Quality Hotel Kings Lynn
Beveridge Way, Hardwick Narrow
Kings Lynn, EN PE30 4NB
Phone: (44) 1553 771707
Fax: (44) 1553 768027
Beveridge Way, Hardwick Narrow, Kings Lynn, EN, GB, PE30 4NB
- Phone: (44) 1553 771707
- Fax: (44) 1553 768027
The Sandringham House dates back to 1970 when it was built in the renowned Sandringham Estate. Surrounded by landscaped gardens, this place has beautiful furniture and decor from Edwardian times. In the past many international dignitaries have made appearances here. The ground floor is open to the public for viewing. Some rooms contain ancient and traditional jewelry of the Royal. There is also a special exhibition held in the Ballroom of the house once a year.
Castle Acre Priory is near Swaffham, about 25 minutes drive from Norwich, in the picturesque village of Castle Acre. The ruins, featuring an amazing facade from the original Cluniac Priory, really are fantastic, and are set in a beautiful location. The Priory has a gift shop ,and exhibition area and audio tour tapes are included in the price.
A symbol of the grandeur of English nobility and Palladian architecture, Houghton Hall was originally built in the 1720s by Sir Robert Walpole, Britain's de facto first Prime Minister. The layout and design of the building can be attributed to four known architects of their time- Colen Campbell, James Gibbs, William Kent and Thomas Ripley. Passed down to the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley- David Cholmondeley, the house along with the surrounding parkland is open to the public. Check out the website for timings and other details.
Houghton Hall is an historically important building and is a classic example of the Palladian style of architecture. This was once the home of Sir Robert Walpole, who was the first Prime Minister of Great Britain. The entire structure including the endless number of halls and rooms are classy and opulent. Its surrounding parkland perfectly complements this grand house and lovely gardens make it picture perfect. It also houses The Soldier Museum and St. Martin's Church; the Houghton Hall is open to general public during specific period every year. The hall also hosts wide variety of state, cultural and sporting events throughout the year. For details, check website.
Built in 1482, Oxburgh Hall used to be a residential home to the Bedingfelds. This hall is mainly known for its priest hole, where the priests used to hide. Moreover, the elegantly-done handicrafts by Mary Queen of Scots in this manor is also an important aspect. It also holds significance as it's a popular location for filming documentaries, television series and films. For more information, do check the website.
A tower mill built in 1864, the Caston Windmill is a well known landmark. The mill was built as a replacement to a post mill which was there about 30 years before the present corn mill. It is 16.76 meters (55 feet) high and is made up of of two storeys with four double patent sails. The last owner of the mill passed away 2000, currently it is being restored by the English Heritage Society.
Glebe House School & Nursery is a co-educational day and weekly boarding school that was started in 1874. It's a highly regarded school that is sought after by many families. Children from the ages of six months to thirteen years can be educated here. A twenty five meter indoor heated swimming pool, astro hockey, tennis and netball courts, adventure playground, trim trail and indoor gym among others are some of the facilities available in this school which ensure a balance between academics and extracurricular activities.
With the original foundations of this church being laid in 683, this might just be the oldest in the area. The St Nicholas Church is an Anglican place of worship that has been officially redundant since 1973 with the exception of two services in a year. The architecture of St Nicholas is quite interesting, due it being rebuilt and restored through the ages, the place is made up of the Norman. Gothic and Saxon style of architectural design. Though it is out of use, the church can still be explore by the public for its architectural interests.
Situated in a picturesque locale in the country side of Threxton Hill, the All Saints church looks like an image that is ideal to be put down in a painting. The church was built in the medieval times but has a tower that was constructed in the 13th century. Also, the interiors of the church exhibit the remains of a spectacular stained glass painting. The structure of the church has been deemed a Grade I building and is being maintained by the English Heritage society.