• Clifton House Tower

    Visit this magnificent 5-storey Elizabethan tower

Event description

The Clifton House Tower and gardens which form part of this privately-owned family home, are being opened to the public especially for the Hanse Festival.  The five-storey Elizabethan Tower features a series of rooms created by architect Henry Bell in 1700, who also designed Lynn’s Custom House.

This is a rare, not-to-be missed opportunity to see inside this fascinating tower and to take in the views across The Wash.  

Clifton House was formerly a merchant’s house in the heart of the town.  It retains an amazing series of historic interiors dating from the 13th to the 18th centuries and is Grade 1 listed. Features of interest include two tiled floors from the later 13th century (the largest in-situ tiled floors in any secular building in Britain); the 14th-century vaulted undercroft.  

The house is not open to the public at this time, but is open to visitors on a number of occasions during the year – visit www.cliftonhouse.org.uk for more information.

 

Location

Clifton House, 17 Queen Street, PE30 1HT

Time

Sunday, 20 May
12:00 to 16:00

Tickets

Admission fee £2.50.
No booking necessary

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