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Enormous amount of history

Excellent, which shows ickworth in the past, present and what they plan to do in the future. Very... read more

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

We had a lovely afternoon spent looking round a splendid house - lots to see, and learn, staff... read more

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Inga H
Attleborough, United Kingdom
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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...more
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The Rotunda, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds IP29 5QE, England
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Reviewed today

Excellent, which shows ickworth in the past, present and what they plan to do in the future. Very informative

Thank specialstar522
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon spent looking round a splendid house - lots to see, and learn, staff helpful. Great walks round the grounds.

Thank Inga H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited on sunday - mass of gardeners ripping up the garden at the rear of the house. Rest of the grounds had suffered with the recent lack of rain. House was a little shabby at the edges and is obvioulsy undergoing extensive work by the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Grand place, really interesting to see how they used to live, the servants maze in the basement, the almost kitsch extravagance above. Fascinating and educational.

Thank panos.v
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The house is wonderful to look around and see how the wealthy lived. However the star of the visit are the fantastic grounds, both formal gardens and the countryside. There is also a playground for children to play in. The walks can be as long...More

Thank Ian D
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a regular visitor to historic houses then Ickworth is certainly rather different. The main living quarters are no longer accessible to the public leaving just the Rotunda and adjoining narrow wings available for viewing. The servant area in the basement is particularly...More

Thank Inspector_GP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hubby and I were in the area for a short time so decided to do some cycling around Ickworth. There are a range of walking paths which we were told you can cycle them all. We decided to start the black cycle path and then...More

Thank MissyB0707
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived too early for the 12.00 pm opening, but were fortuitously invited to join an earlier tour around the lower floor, from where all the services to the house were provided. Quite fascinating. This tour finished just as the house was opening, so we...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A mother and daughter light lunch on a weekday, during the heatwave. Service was prompt and very friendly. The salad ordered consisted (£8) consisted of boiled baby beetroot and dry leaves (no dressing whatsoever) - thank god for the extra slice of goats cheese (£4)...More

Thank Ruralgourmet71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ickworth is still a great place to visit with the family. House grounds and gardens to explore, large play area but there was less to do for the kids this year. One of the most fun activities is the explorer packs (compass, binoculars,pots etc) that...More

Thank Stuart C
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Response from jonnydubsE17 | Reviewed this property |
You can yes, just without the flash.
26 June 2017|
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Response from MrsKimBonner | Reviewed this property |
You will still be able to see, it's a slatted fence
Linda L
13 May 2017|
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Response from nw0709 | Reviewed this property |
Some areas are suitable. There's an under the stairs tour which is really good. I think I recall a lift. The staff are very helpful so if there's a way they will organise it for you. There's a lovely café.