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The North Norfolk Music Festival

England 4 nights Price from £1,494 per person
Departs: 15 Aug 2023
Departs: 15 Aug 2023

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The North Norfolk Music Festival reaches its 19th year in 2023. It was founded by Kirker’s very own Barry Cheeseman and Simon Rowland-Jones, viola player, composer, teacher and Kirker’s Director of Music. Concerts are held in the beautiful 13th century Church of Our Lady St. Mary in the peaceful village of South Creake, just five miles from the coast. We stay at Briarfields Hotel in Titchwell with wonderful views out across the marshes to the sea and include visits to three of Norfolk’s most important houses – Holkham, Houghton and Raynham.

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Four nights' accommodation with breakfast
  • Three dinners at the hotel and one in the festival Marquee at South Creake
  • Two lunches
  • Tickets for all concerts as described (seats in the church are unreserved but cushions will be provided)
  • A programme for all concerts
  • Services of the Kirker Tour Leader

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrive in Titchwell

    Please make your own way to the Briarsfield Hotel in Titchwell. Clients travelling by train should go to King’s Lynn station and continue by taxi (fare is approximately £50 each way), or use the Coast Hopper Bus which is timed to meet the train from London and stops immediately outside the station in King’s Lynn and outside the hotel in Titchwell. 
  • Day 2 - Holkham Hall

    We set off for Holkham Hall, the seat of The Earl and Countess of Leicester, a magnificent Palladian-style house set in a glorious park not far from the sea, designed for the first Earl in the 1750s. There will be a guided tour of the house and a light lunch before returning to the hotel. In the afternoon we will visit a private garden set romantically in the parkland at Holkham Hall. Our host will serve us some refreshments before we return to Titchwell.
  • Day 3 - Raynham Hall

    We drive to Raynham Hall, the seat of Marquess and Marchioness Townshend, for a private visit. The family have lived here for more than 400 years. William Kent worked at Raynham between 1725 and 1732 and much of his finest work can be seen here in the house’s sumptuous and ornate interiors. We will stay on after the visit for a light lunch.
  • Day 4 - Houghton

    Today we visit Houghton Hall, the seat of the Lord Great Chamberlain, the Marquess of Cholmondeley. We will enjoy a private tour here followed by some free time in the glorious rose gardens created and designed by the Marquess in memory of his grandmother, Sybil Sassoon whose fortune saved Houghton from ruin.
  • Day 6 - Tour ends

    The tour ends today. Taxis for your journey back to King’s Lynn should be pre-booked with the tour leader.

Departure Dates and Prices

15 Aug 2023

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Music Programme

This year’s programme for our clients in Norfolk is a perfect combination of thrilling new artists and a reunion with old musical friends.

Tuesday 15 August
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Wednesday 16 August
Marmen String Quartet

Thursday 17 August
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