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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
Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
The Rotunda, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds IP29 5QE, England
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.