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Ickworth House, Park and Gardens

Type:Historic House / Palace

The Rotunda, Horringer, Suffolk, IP29 5QE

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About

An Italianate Palace in the heart of an ancient deer park. Formal gardens, pleasure grounds, rolling Suffolk landscape and woodlands invite gentle strolls or long walks, runs, bike rides and picnics. The Italianate Garden mirrors the architecture of the house, whilst also encasing an idiosyncratic Victorian stumpery, contrasting light and shade.

The Rotunda is home to one of the finest silver collections, family portraits by Gainsborough and Reynolds, works by Titian and Velázquez, and Neoclassical sculpture including Flaxman’s ‘Fury of Athamus’.  Below stairs, the Servants’ Quarters recreate domestic service through the stories and memories of those who lived here.

Spend a day at Ickworth, there’s so much to see indoors and outdoors and great visitor facilities including ample parking, a café, golf buggy service to the main house and National Trust gift and plant shop.

Each year Ickworth hosts a number of special events including our annual Country Estate Fayre in June and Wood Fair in October and in December, the servant quarters are transformed for our magical Christmas Sparkle event, with Ickworth being visited by Father Christmas himself. This year Ickworth will host a number of special exhibitions and tours within the House and wider estate, including Living History Days uncovering the people from Ickworth's past and specialty walks within the gardens.

Directions

Road Directions

By Road: Three miles south west of Bury St Edmunds. By Public Transport: From Ickworth House, Park and Gardens the nearest station is Bury St Edmunds station. SatNav: Please don't use our postcode for your SatNav, the main entrance to the Ickworth Estate is via Horringer Village on the A143 and follow the brown signs. The nearest railway station is Bury St Edmunds, which is 5 miles away.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible Lift
  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchairs available

Catering

  • Café
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Locally sourced produce
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available
  • Serve lunch

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children's outdoor play area
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Accommodation nearby
  • Cater for groups
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Dogs on Lead Only
  • Gift shop
  • Open all year
  • Public toilets
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Outdoor activities

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach Parking
  • On Bus Route
  • Parking (charge)
  • Railway station within 5 miles

Payment Methods

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Groups Accepted
  • Groups: Booking Essential
  • Special group rates

Target Markets

  • Cyclists Welcome
  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided tours
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

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Awards

  • Other Awards National Trust 2017
  • Other Awards Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2017
  • Visit England VistEngland VAQAS 2017

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