image for Group Visits item typeGroup Travel at Houghton Hall & Gardens

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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Group Visits

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The Great Staircase at Houghton Hall

The Great Staircase at Houghton Hall

The Great Staircase at Houghton Hall, designed by William Kent

Contact

Mrs Jennifer Taverner

01485 528569

07748 996130

Address

Houghton,
King's Lynn,
Norfolk,
PE31 6UE

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 30 Apr - Thu 26 Oct Earth Sky: Richard Long
Thu 25 - Sun 28 May Houghton International Horse Trials
Tue 18 Jul King's Lynn Race for Life

Details

Palladian mansion and state rooms. Award winning 5-acre walled garden. Contemporary sculptures in gardens and grounds. Deer park. 20,000 model soldier museum. Licensed Café, Gift shop, picnic / play area.
Private guided tours by arrangement.
NO DOGS - Except Guide Dogs
GROUP TRAVEL FACILITIES:
Group sizes - min 20, max 60, full catering facilities (60 covers), Private guided tours (extra cost), free coach parking, Gift shop, pre-booking necessary for Private guided tours.

SUGGESTED LENGTH OF VISIT: 3-4 hours

ACCESSIBILITY: Lift up to state rooms in hall. Flat entry to ground floor. Gravel paths and grass areas in walled garden and park.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsHelicopter landing

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Garden of the Year Award 2007 by Historic Houses Association. Christies awarded in May 2008. Visit England - Quality Rose Marque. RHS Partner Garden, HHA Member, National Gardens Scheme Member.

Opening details

See website for opening times and prices
OPEN FROM 30th April 2017 to 26th October 2017 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays

Prices

See website for prices. www.houghtonhall.com

Directions

See location of Houghton Hall and Gardens on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TF 791287  Lat: 52.82605 Long: 0.65682

By Road: Sat Nav postcode PE31 6TY
Houghton Hall is situated 13 miles East of King's Lynn/10 miles west of Fakenham - just off the A148 at New Houghton. Signed by brown signs off the A148. Follow signs through park gates to car park. A special area is designated for disabled parking near the house.
By Public Transport:
Nearest train station is King's Lynn.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Garden of the Year Award 2007 by Historic Houses Association. Christies awarded in May 2008. Visit England - Quality Rose Marque. RHS Partner Garden, HHA Member, National Gardens Scheme Member.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
  • grass and gravel

  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (ie without steps)

Dining

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit