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Dunston Hall

An imposing red brick country house hotel set in 150 acres of beautiful wooded Norfolk parkland.

An Introduction to Dunston Hall

Dunston Hall
Guest Bedroom
Cosy Bar
Golf Buggies
Swimming Pool

Dunston Hall was built in 1859 by Robert Kellet Long as a grand manor to replace an existing hall that was nearby and within the Dunston Estate. In 1874 the Hall and Estate passed to Fortescue Kellet Long, who occupied the Hall for only one year, as he travelled extensively and then unfortunately fell mentally ill and lived the remainder of his life, not in his family home at Dunston, but instead in various mental institutions in the south east of England. He died in 1934 and during all these years, Dunston Hall was let out to various tenants. Following Fortescue Long's death, his brother Edward Fortescue Long moved into the family home at Dunston, with his family and apparently they only occupied only four rooms of the hall! Much of the remainder of the hall was let out to Wallace King as a warehouse to store furniture for his Norwich business. In 1957, Wallace managed to purchase the entire Hall from the Long family and used it as a furniture warehouse until 1975, when the Hall was put up for sale. However, despite much interest, the Hall remained empty until 1981 and then quickly passed between several owners, until eventually in 1985 Charles Weeden bought the Hall with aim of restoring it to its former glory and run it as a luxury hotel. The restoration took longer than he thought and hall did not finally open until 1989. However he found that restoring, opening and running a hotel of this size had drained his resources and so sold the hotel to its current owners, De Vere Hotels. Dunston Hall has since been sympathetically restored and extended into a first class luxury hotel, including fine restaurants, a health and fitness centre and a 71 par golf course.

Stay at Dunston Hall, near Norwich

Dunston Hall
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Dunston Hall Guided Picture Tour


Dunston Hall is a beautiful red brick building, built in 1859. It is a combination of both the Elizabethan and Victorian styles - Elizabethan to reflect the style of the original hall, and Victorian as that was the style of the times when the replacement hall was built. Main architectural features include pointed gables, steep roofs and decorative chimneys.
Dunston Hall
Dunston Hall, near Norwich
Dunston Hall Gables
High peaked gables at Dunston Hall
Dunston Hall Chimneys
Decorative Chimneys at Dunston Hall
Dunston Hall Extension
Dunston Hall has been sympathetically extended in the original style
Dunston Hall Chimneys
The front entrance to Dunston Hall

This picture is on display inside the hall and shows the original Dunston Hall that pre-dates the current building. This older building dates from 1629 until the 1859, when the current building was built as a replacement by Robert Kellet Long and shows that the current hall was built in the style of the original.
Dunston Hall 1629
The original Dunston Hall, from 1629 to 1859

The major part of the 150 acre wooded parkland surrounding Dunston Hall are taken up by the 71 par Golf Course. The golf course is a 6,275 yard, par 71 USGA rated course which beautifully contours around the whole estate, with parkland fairways dotted with trees and strategically placed bunkers. There is also a 22 bay floodlit driving range. For those looking for the 19th hole, there is a clubhouse called Bunkers, where you can celebrate your golfing triumph!
Dunston Hall Golf Course
The 71 Par Golf Course at Dunston Hall
Dunston Hall Golf Course
Part of the Golf Course at Dunston Hall
Dunston Hall Golf Course
The first hole on Dunston Hall Golf Course
Golf Buggies
A line of golf buggies, waiting for a round of golf
Dunston Hall Chimneys
The church of St Remigius found at the edge of the Dunston Hall estate and containing a fine 15th century rood screen.
Golf Clubhouse Clock
The clock ticking away on the wall of the Golf Clubhouse

Dunston Hall Golf Driving Range

Inside the hotel is a world of luxury, lovingly restored and in parts, re-creating the Elizabethan style. It's a modern luxury hotel, with multiple restaurants, bars, function rooms and conference facilities. The hotel also has a spa and fitness centre in the basement, with gym, swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. The luxury guest bedrooms include modern double rooms, suites, four poster rooms and classic attic rooms with historic low beamed ceilings.
Brasserie Retaurant
The Brasserie Bar and Grill at Dunston Hall
Main Bar
Part of the main bar, overlooking the rear of Dunston Hall
La Fontaine Restaurant
La Fontaine, a la carte Restaurant at Dunston Hall
Oldy Worldy Interior
Part of the oldy-worldy interior of Dunston Hall
Sunningdale Suite
The Sunningdale Suite, one of the function suits at Dunston Hall
Dunston Spa and Pool
The Swimming Pool and Spa (copyright De Vere Hotels)
Dunston Gym and Fitness
The Gym and Fitness Centre (copyright De Vere Hotels)
Guest Bedroom
One of the guest bedrooms at Dunston Hall
En-Suite Bathroom
Guest En-suite Bathrooms

Stay at Dunston Hall, near Norwich

Dunston Hall
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Dunston Hall summary of what to SEE and DO

Enjoy a round of golf on the 71 par golf course.
Take a walk in the 150 acre surrounding woodland.
Relax in one of the bars for morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea or an evening drink.
Enjoy dinner in either the bar and grill or the a la carte restaurant.
Get fit in the gym or swim in the pool. Then relax in the jacuzzi, sauna or steam room.
Get a good nights sleep in one of the luxury bedrooms, all with large double beds.
Visit nearby Norwich city centre for sightseeing, shopping or theatre.
With its sweeping drive, combined Elizabethan and Victorian styles and 150 acres of wooded parkland, Dunston Hall is an attractive hotel offers the perfect retreat for all. The hotel boasts the finest spa and leisure facilities and a superb 18-hole golf course on site, ideal for a quiet leisure break.

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