Ickworth House, Park and Gardens

Type:Historic House / Palace

The Rotunda, Horringer, Suffolk, IP29 5QE

Add Ickworth House, Park and Gardens to your Itinerary

Close window

Call direct on:

Tel01284 735270

Ickworth House, Park and Gardens

Book Tickets Online


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.

Guide Prices

Gift aid admission (standard admission in brackets): House, Park and Gardens: adult £15 (£13.50), child £7.50 (£6.75), family £37.50 (£33.75). Park and garden only: adult £9 (£8.10), child £4.50 (£4.05), family £22.50, (£20.25). House upgrade: adult £6 (£5.40), child £3 (£2.70), family £15 (£13.50).
For winter pricing please visit the website nationaltrust.org.uk/ickworth


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.



  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Wheelchairs available

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accommodation on site
  • Dogs on Lead Only
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • Parking


Opening Times

* Tours at 11:00 - 12:00 and 16:00 - 17:00.
Parklands & Garden open all year: 09:00 - 17:30.

Please see website for full opening information.


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

What's Nearby

  1. Kentwell Hall and Gardens

    Kentwell Hall is one of England’s finest Tudor houses, fully moated and with stunning…

    8.95 miles away
  2. Haughley Park Barn

    Haughley Park Barn

    11.71 miles away
  3. Gainsborough's House

    Gainsborough’s House is the childhood home of Thomas Gainsborough RA, now a museum with…

    13.09 miles away
  1. Alderford Watermill

    One of the most complete historic watermills in Essex with most of the original machinery…

    17.31 miles away
  2. Paycocke's House & Gardens

    Built in the 16th century, this attractive half-timbered house is a grand example of…

    24.38 miles away
  3. The Manor

    Built about 1130. Famous as the House of Green Knowe in the children's books by Lucy…

    32.99 miles away
  4. The Manor, Hemingford Grey

    Hemingford Manor, built circa 1130 and one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in…

    33.06 miles away
  5. Castle Rising Castle

    Castle Rising Castle is a fine example of a Norman castle. The rectangular keep, one of…

    40.19 miles away
  6. Ingatestone Hall

    Tudor manor house and grounds containing furniture, pictures and memorabilia accumulated…

    40.35 miles away
  7. Houghton Hall & Gardens

    Houghton Hall is a magnificent Palladian Mansion. Built in the 1720s for Britain's first…

    41.73 miles away
  8. Raveningham Gardens

    Large herbaceous borders, a working walled kitchen garden, herb garden, an arboretum and…

    42.15 miles away
  9. Knebworth House

    Knebworth House

    44.19 miles away
  10. Copped Hall

    Copped Hall was the burnt-out shell of a fine Georgian mansion but now being restored.…

    44.27 miles away
  11. Kimbolton Castle

    Kimbolton Castle has a rich and fascinating history that has seen it develop from a…

    44.51 miles away
  12. Mannington Estate

    Beautiful gardens with lake, trees and shrubs surround a medieval moated manor (not open)…

    48.22 miles away
  13. Hatfield House

    Splendid Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting. Childhood home…

    48.7 miles away
Previous Next

Don't Miss