Per person sharing a twin/double room. Single supplement of £120.
The wide open spaces of present day East Anglia give little indication of the region’s rich past, a time when Norfolk was one of England’s most densely populated and wealthiest areas. During the Middle Ages, a vibrant economy based on trade and farming resulted in the creation of beautiful churches and fine buildings in the towns. Wealth and power went hand in hand as the centuries passed, and politics also loomed large in East Anglia. For those at the top of the political tree, in many cases men from merchant backgrounds, the system of patronage enabled the building of personal power statements in the form of some of the country’s most magnificent country houses, each with its own glorious architectural embellishments and splendid art collections.
On this whistlestop tour of Norfolk, enjoy visits to some of the regions most splendid country houses, as well as the county's beautiful coastline.
- Lecture by Dr Hugh Doherty on the medieval history of Norfolk
- A private guided visit to Houghton Hall built in the 18th century by Sir Robert Walpole
- Visit to Walsingham Abbey Grounds and a boat ride from Blakeney with trip scholars Dr Ed Turner and Dr Andrew Bladon
- A private visit to the stunning State Rooms of Holkham Hall