Ickworth House, Park and Gardens

Type:Historic House / Palace

The Rotunda, Horringer, Suffolk, IP29 5QE

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About

Ickworth House, Parkland and Gardens is a unique place created from the vision of an eccentric man – Frederick Hervey, the Earl-Bishop; commissioned to be a magnificent showcase to house his priceless treasures within the ancient deer park and gardens of the Hervey family Country estate. For 200 years, the eccentric, and sometimes infamous, Hervey family added to the treasures inside and out, also creating the earliest Italianate garden in England.

Upstairs in the recently conserved Rotunda, you’ll find the exquisite Huguenot Silver collection and can follow the family’s history through outstanding portraits by Gainsborough, Hogarth and Reynolds. Downstairs, you’ll find the 1930s servants’ basement, restored using real stories and memories of former staff who kept this country estate running.

Outside, you’ll find the beautiful Parkland with its own story to tell. The site of a medieval village, Historic Church and Walled Garden, the Earl-Bishop’s monument and plenty of Ancient trees. There’s a wealth of history just waiting to be discovered.

● Enjoy days out with family friendly activities throughout the year.

● Step back in time, open the drawers, and bang out a tune on the piano in our restored basement.

● Discover the enchanting stumpery in the Italianate garden.

● Wander at leisure across acres of parkland pleasure grounds and chart the changing seasonal landscape.

● Picnic anywhere you like, but our North Lawn offers fantastic views.
 

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

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Estate Ticket – 1 Adult, 3 Children£16.50 per ticket
Estate Ticket – 1 Adult, 3 Children (Gift Aid)£18.20 per ticket
Estate Ticket - Adult£11.00 per ticket
Estate Ticket - Adult (Gift Aid)£12.10 per ticket
Estate Ticket – Child (5-17yrs)£5.50 per ticket
Estate Ticket – Child (5-17yrs) (Gift Aid)£6.10 per ticket
Estate Ticket – Family, 2 Adults, 3 Children£27.50 per ticket
Estate Ticket – Family, 2 Adults, 3 Children (Gift Aid)£30.30 per ticket

National Trust Members: Free
Under 5s: Free

Directions

Road Directions

By road: from A14 take junction 42 towards Westley; on west side of A143. For all other routes head towards Horringer.

Parking: Welcome kiosk situated on the drive for entry, visitor information and direction to the main car park or overflow car parking as applicable when visiting. Please stop at the kiosk and have any membership cards ready.

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. Please avoid routes through Chevington (as this is a no through road).

Public Transport Directions

Ickworth is on the road between Bury St Edmunds and Clare/ Haverhill. There are regular bus services from Bury St Edmunds town centre including the Number 14 and 15 bus. The bus stop is in the village of Horringer and it's about a 15-minute walk from the bus stop to Ickworth's visitor centre.

Bury St Edmunds train station is 3miles away.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Wheelchairs available

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Accommodation on site
  • Dogs on Lead Only
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Smoking Areas Available - Outdoors away from buildings

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided tours

TripAdvisor

Opening Times

Welcome point / tickets (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 16:30
Parkland, Gardens, Cafés and Gift shops (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
House (7 Mar 2022 - 30 Oct 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 15:00

* Everything closed 24th & 25th December.

Awards

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

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