Holkham Blog

Why Holkham Library is Celebrating Leonardo da Vinci and the Codex Leicester

Posted: May 23rd 2019

by Mac Graham, Holkham Librarian

Holkham library is celebrating an old friend. It was so exciting to hear that leaves from Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester would be returning to these shores this summer. This small treasure, which once blessed the library shelves at Holkham Hall, would be available to see in England once again – the first time since 1981! The British Library will show 7 sheets (containing 28 ‘pages’) from Leonardo’s notes, along with other treasures. Find out how we are celebrating at Holkham this year.

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Real Wedding: Hayley and Ankit

Posted: May 16th 2019

by Belle Hutton

Hayley Kavanagh married Ankit Parekh at Holkham, with an Indian wedding ceremony in the Lady Elizabeth Wing, followed by drinks and canapes in the Marble Hall, before an evening reception back in the Lady Elizabeth Wing. Hayley tells us:

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Saving Holkham's Farmland Birds

Posted: May 16th 2019

by Andy Bloomfield, NNR Warden

In recent weeks we have been mapping the territories of Yellowhammers, Whitethroats, Linnets and Skylarks on the Estate’s farmland and also finding the nests of vulnerable ground nesting birds too. These have included Lapwings and Oystercatchers, two species that also nest on the coast (grazing marshes for the former and beaches and marshes for the latter) and are in steep decline.

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Winter Wedding Special Offer at Holkham

Posted: May 02nd 2019

by Belle Hutton

There are myriad reasons why a winter wedding is utterly magical and romantic yet spring tends to steal the limelight and be the most popular season for weddings. Here at Holkham we wanted to remind you why a winter wedding is the obvious choice for us…

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Indian Weddings at Holkham

Posted: April 26th 2019

by Belle Hutton

Are you planning an Indian wedding? Whether you’re looking for a large capacity venue to hold all your family and friends or want a supplier who knows the intricacies of an Indian wedding celebration, Holkham has everything you need for your big day.

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The Big Farmland Bird Count

Posted: April 21st 2019

by Andrew Bloomfield

This February the estate became involved with the National Farmer’s Union’s Big Farmland Bird Count, a nationwide initiative (open to all farmers and landowners) to assess the number of farmland birds using given areas in any one week during the month. The bird count proved not only fun for those undertaking the counts but also helped us to work out how good some areas were for attracting large numbers of birds and how other areas were very impoverished.

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