Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England

A Slice of Heaven: Country Houses of Norfolk

One of England's best-kept secrets
Heritage Tour
In Person
September 10 - 17, 2022
Congham Hall Hotel & Spa, Norfolk
Curt DiCamillo
Oliver Gerrish

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Experience Norfolk, one of England’s best kept secrets, with American Ancestors! With its abundance of natural beauty, profound history, and awe-inspiring art and architecture, the best of East Anglia will be ours!

Accompanied by Curt DiCamillo and architectural historian Oliver Gerrish, we will have the opportunity to visit Houghton Hall and its sumptuous William Kent-designed interiors; Sennowe Park, a grand style Edwardian country house; Wolterton Park, an ancestral home of the Walpole family and one of the grand power houses of Norfolk; and Gunton Park, with its Robert Adam-designed church. Not to be missed will be an after-hours tour of Sandringham, the royal family’s country house, and a visit to Pensthrope Millennium Garden, considered one of the best places to see Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf’s work on a grand scale.

Our tour will feature luxurious accommodation at the secluded Congham Hall Hotel & Spa, set within a private Georgian manor, locally sourced cuisine, and a carefully paced itinerary. There is no better way to discover the special charms of Norfolk!

Download Full Tour Itinerary

  • Sunday, September 11: Arrival, Elsing Hall
  • Monday, September 12: Holkham Hall, Pensthorpe Millennium Garden, Raynham Hall
  • Tuesday, September 13: Felbrigg Hall, Gunton Park, Sennowe Park
  • Wednesday, September 14: Houghton Hall, Hindringham Hall
  • Thursday, September 15: Blickling Hall, Wolterton Park
  • Friday, September 16: Oxburgh Hall, Sandringham
  • Saturday, September 17: Departure
Curt DiCamillo
Decorative Arts
Historic Houses
Curt DiCamillo, who joined American Ancestors/NEHGS in February of 2016 as the organization’s first Curator of Special Collections, is an internationally recognized authority on British historic houses and the decorative arts.
Oliver Gerrish
A native of Derbyshire, Oliver Gerrish is a Cambridge-educated architectural historian, a trustee of the Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust, and was one of the youngest feature writers to appear in the pages of Country Life magazine.
Congham Hall Hotel & Spa, Norfolk

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Questions? Contact Cy Britt, Director of Heritage Tours
(617) 226-1267