WEFOUNDThe Holkham Collection of classical sculptures (Monumenta artis Romanae)


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Anne Hudson was born in East Anglia but has been away from this area for over 30 years. She was delighted to return there again for her Holkham experience. Her interests include mountains which have been a magnet for her holidays for many years, either in the UK or overseas. She also enjoys hiking in summer and skiing in the winter, exploring the outdoors and photographing wildlife and landscapes. Her additional interest in heritage has encouraged her to take a variety of city breaks to find noteworthy architecture, explore historic sites and experience cultural gems.

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Names can be deceiving. The Marble Hall at Holkham is predominantly constructed of Derbyshire alabaster, which is actually softer and more translucent than marble.

The Marble Hall is the grand main entrance to Holkham. It’s over 50 feet from floor to ceiling, and is dominated by a large white marble flight of stairs.

Holkham Hall was built by 1st Earl of Leicester, Thomas Coke, and was completed in 1764. Inspired by Lord Coke’s visit to Europe in his youth, Holkham is constructed in the Palladian style, which takes reference from the architecture of the Romans and Ancient Greeks. This is perhaps most evident in the design of the Marble Hall, which is inspired by both the Temple of Fortuna Virilis and the Pantheon in Rome.

Read Anne Hudson's review of the Maid's Head Hotel in Norwich.

Anne Hudson was born in East Anglia but has been away from this area for over 30 years. She was delighted to return there again for her Holkham experience. Her interests include mountains which have been a magnet for her holidays for many years, either in the UK or overseas. She also enjoys hiking in summer and skiing in the winter, exploring the outdoors and photographing wildlife and landscapes. Her additional interest in heritage has encouraged her to take a variety of city breaks to find noteworthy architecture, explore historic sites and experience cultural gems.

Silver Travel Advisor is a UK registered limited company. Registration no.: 7408308. VAT no.: 100952746 Age-UK © 2017 SilverTravelAdvisor.com. All rights reserved.