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 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.