A little extra info. on Holkham.
Interestingly our newspaper this week published an article on the many grand and stately homes in Norfolk in view of Prince William and Kate turning their backs on London and choosing their Norfolk home as their main residence at this time in their lives having many of their friends living in Norfolk.
Quoting from the Daily Mail: There are the two rival grandees of North Norfolk: the Leicesters of Holkham and the Cholmondeleys of Houghton. Both make up part of William's Norfolk shooting circle.
The Earl and Countess of Leicester are Tom and Polly Coke. They are both older than William and Kate. While Polly is a former milliner, giving her easy chit-chat with Kate, former Army boy Tom is a royal equerry.
They have four children, (photo in last post) and home, Holkham, is a Palladian masterpiece with a 25,000-acre estate and a four-mile-long beach (some of it can be seen in previous post) where Prince Charles and Princess Anne use to play.
A few more tapestry's and paintings.
We see a Rubens here and the tapestry's are amazing
The Queen Mother with her daughters the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret
into the kitchen where I seem to have lost most of my photos
various sized roasting spits
The entrance as we are leaving
and the house itself from the BACK
Most large country houses have a Deer Park
I have not included the walled gardens as I was not so impressed with them
Added to all the photo issues in getting these two posts completed, today blogger is causing issues in not letting me upload and save photos, has taken ages.