Stays at the Old Hall

Stays with the Tudor and 17th Century Experience will be at the Old Hall, a remarkably well preserved Tudor Manor House built in 1514 (with an additional wing added in 1614). The Old Hall lies in the heart of the most Tudor of English counties, Norfolk. It is in a very peaceful rural location, never-the-less with good connections to Norwich, London and the rest of the country.

Stays with us can be of any duration whether just overnight or longer. Below we feature our three most popular stays, the 3, 5 and 7 day stay. But if you wish for something different please do get in touch.

Here are some of the bedrooms (or chambers as they are more correctly called in a Tudor manor). Two more chambers, The Shakespeare Chamber and the Lincoln Chamber will be added as and when we finish restoring them.

The Great Chamber and the Shakespeare Chamber have en suite facilities, the others have private or shared bathrooms.

Hover over the image to read the associated text, click the arrows to check out the other chambers.

3 day Stay.

A typical program would be:

Day one:

- Collect you from the airport or station. Visit a famous site such as Hatfield House enroute to The Old Hall.

- Show you round the manor and explain some of the history behind this fascinating place.

- A light supper followed by Tudor evening pastimes or chat depending on factors such as jet lag etc.

Day two:

- A Tudor themed breakfast, for example Tudor recipe jam and pancakes.

- Learning a Tudor activity, for example dance.

- A light lunch

- Learning and helping with preparation for the afternoon/evening revels.

- The afternoon/evening revels comprising a magnificent feast, merriments and entertainment, the occasional dance (learned in the morning), culminating in a banquet of subtleties and sweetmeats. 

Day three:

- Another Tudor themed breakfast, for example apple fritters (seasonal).

- A tour of Norwich, probably the most Tudor city in England

- Return you to the airport or station for your onward travels

Example comprehensive price (all food, materials, accommodation and travel included, you only need to provide your own travel insurance if desired):

£ 950 per person

5 day Stay.

A typical program would be:

Day one:

- Collect you from the airport or station. Visit a famous site such as Hatfield House enroute to The Old Hall.

- Show you round the manor and explaining some of the history behind this fascinating place.

- A light supper followed by Tudor evening pastimes or chat depending on factors such as jet lag etc.

Day two:

- A Tudor themed breakfast, for example Tudor recipe jam and pancakes.

- Learning a Tudor activity, for example dance.

- A light lunch

- Learning and helping with preparation for the afternoon/evening revels.

- The afternoon/evening revels comprising a magnificent feast, merriments and entertainment, the occasional dance (learned in the morning), culminating in a banquet of subtleties and sweetmeats. 

Day three:

- Another Tudor themed breakfast.

- Archery lessons. Learning the Tudor methods of shooting with bow and arrow and/or crossbow.

- The hunt. Taking our new found skills into the forest to hunt for (simulated) boar and stag.

- Lunch at the Green Dragon Pub (est. 1371) in Wymondham.

- Visit the famous Abbey and town centre complete with its market square.

- Return to Old Hall for a Tudor inspired supper followed by Tudor games and pastimes.

Day four.

- After another Tudor inspired breakfast, a day trip to one or more delightful Tudor locations. See our Tudor locations page for a list of interesting Tudor sites in Britain.

- Trip includes a typical Tudor "packed lunch".

Day five:

- Another Tudor themed breakfast, for example apple fritters (seasonal).

- A tour of Norwich, probably the most Tudor city in England

- Return you to the airport or station for your onward travels

Example comprehensive price (all food, materials, accommodation and travel included, you only need to provide your own travel insurance if desired):

£ 1500 per person

7 day Stay.

A typical program would be:

Day one:

- Collect you from the airport or station. Visit a famous site such as Hatfield House enroute to The Old Hall.

- Show you round the manor and explaining some of the history behind this fascinating place.

- A light supper followed by Tudor evening pastimes or chat depending on factors such as jet lag etc.

Day two:

- A Tudor themed breakfast, for example Tudor recipe jam and pancakes.

- Learning a Tudor activity, for example dance.

- A light lunch

- Learning and helping with preparation for the afternoon/evening revels.

- The afternoon/evening revels comprising a magnificent feast, merriments and entertainment, the occasional dance (learned in the morning), culminating in a banquet of subtleties and sweetmeats. 

Day three:

- Another Tudor themed breakfast.

- Archery lessons. Learning the Tudor methods of shooting with bow and arrow and/or crossbow.

- The hunt. Taking our new found skills into the forest to hunt for (simulated) boar and stag.

- Lunch at the Green Dragon Pub (est. 1371) in Wymondham.

- Visit the famous Abbey and town centre complete with its market square.

- Return to Old Hall for a Tudor inspired supper followed by Tudor games and pastimes.

Day four.

- After another Tudor inspired breakfast, a day trip to one or more delightful Tudor locations. See our Tudor locations page for a list of interesting Tudor sites in Britain.

- Trip includes a typical Tudor "packed lunch".

Days five and six

Either learn another new skill, for example furniture recognition, how to make a wattle and daub wall, herb recognition and hands on preparation of Tudor medicines, advanced dance (e.g. Il Canario), or wood turning etc and/or more extensive site visits for example a two day excursion to see Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall. On such a two (or more) day excursion we will stay at carefully selected B&Bs or hotels.

Day seven:

- Another Tudor themed breakfast, for example apple fritters (seasonal).

- A tour of Norwich, probably the most Tudor city in England

- Return you to the airport or station for your onward travels

Example comprehensive price (all food, materials, accommodation and travel included, you only need to provide your own travel insurance if desired):

£ 2300 per person

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The Great Chamber

The Great Chamber is so named because it is directly above the Great Hall (or dining room).