Welcome to Houghton Hall
Built by Great Britain‘s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, Houghton was passed to the Cholmondeley family through marriage at the end of the eighteenth century.
Houghton‘s unique history and interior, the award winning 5 acre garden, the contemporary sculpture park, playground and restaurant, offer something of interest to everyone, and makes for a great family day out.
This year we will be hosting a spectacular display of Old Master paintings from the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, which were sold from the house in 1779 to Catherine the Great. They will be hung in their original positions in the State Rooms, recreating how the house would have looked in Sir Robert‘s time (www.houghtonrevisited.com).
We look forward to seeing you and hope you have an enjoyable and memorable visit.
David & Rose Cholmondeley