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Somerleyton Hall is renowned as one of the finest Victorian Stately homes in the country, the Jacobean Manor house is now encased in John Thomas – Prince Albert’s star sculptor who worked extensively on the houses of Parliament reinterpretation in the Italianate style with two towers dominating the skyline. The Clock tower by Vulliamy lost out to in Prince’s Albert famous competition to design what is now Britain most icon landmark – Big Ben.
Considered one of the finest gardens in East Anglia since the mid 17th century, the gardens at Somerleyton continue to delight. Set over 12 acres, the garden is slowly being re-imagined as a series of interconnected ‘rooms’. The centrepiece is the Nesfield Parterre to the west of the hall, restored in 2012/4 by Norfolk’s finest landscape architect and historian George Carter. My Lady’s Garden next to Nesfield’s famous yew maze (1846) is being transformed by Lady Somerleyton as a rose garden with restoration of the four lead statues that surrounded Mercury.
Children can a two hour stamp in their Passport to Learning for a general visit to the Hall.
Tel: 01502 734901