Discovering British History: Tour of the Grand Houghton Hall

England has many historic houses and gardens that one can visit: from the grand and imposing to the small and quirky, you are spoilt for choice when planning a visit to one of these time capsules. This weekend we take a trip to Norfolk, to the Houghton Hall built by Great Britain's first prime minister Sir Robert Walpole. From the grand interiors designed by William Kent, to its surrounding 1,000 acres of parkland, Houghton remains a key building in the history of Palladian architecture in England. The current occupants, David Cholmondeley, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley and his family, has opened part of their home to the public. Now with the current exhibition "Houghton Revisited" which brings together the art collection of Sir Robert Walpole that had been sold by later generations, the house attracts great number of visitors. We take a tour of the house, its surrounding woods, the beautifully manicured walled garden and let's not forget the contemporary sculpture park that has six great installations within the grounds, including James Turrell's "Skyscape" 2002 and 'Full Moon Circle, 2004 by Richard Long.