A Georgian Italianate palace in an idyllic English landscape


Things to see and do


What's on

Upcoming events

Capability Brown - Glimpses of Ickworth

Mon 27 Jun 2016
As part of the Capability Brown Tercentenary celebrations, the Colne and Colchester, Suffolk East and Waveney branches of the Embroiderer's Guild have produced a display of unique textile work based on English landscapes and stately gardens,...

A classical vision - discovering the frieze

Mon 27 Jun 2016
Have a closer look at the classical frieze that decorates our Rotunda.

Living History - Newmarket races

Sun 03 Jul 2016
The basement is brought to life with living history, discover life as a servant in the 1930s.

Much Ado about Nothing

Sun 03 Jul 2016
Benedick and Beatrice get into a muddle, Claudio and Hero get into a muddle. Love is in the air, but for whom that is the question. A tale of love with much laughter along the way and a fair amount of confessions, confusion and dancing. Two...

Archaeology with Angus Wainwright walk

Wed 06 Jul 2016
Angus Wainwright our Regional Archaeologist leads a tour of the park uncovering our ancient past.

Summer sizzlers and tasty tidbits...

Thu 07 Jul 2016
Join us for a delightful evening of stories and scandal, great food and good company.
Two women at an evening event at Ickworth

Seasonal highlights 

We've a season packed with events for all the family. You wouldn't want to miss a summer of outdoor theatre fun, evening barbeques, '50 things' and kids' crafts.


Eating and shopping


Places to stay

View of the Round House holiday cottage sitting in the Ickworth parkland

Stay in a holiday cottage at Ickworth 

Suffolk is a county of beautiful landscapes and great food. Enjoy a holiday or short break at Ickworth in our cottages set in the heart of our parkland.



A painting of the Earl Bishop

Ickworth past, present and future 

Delve into Ickworth’s 750 year evolution. An estate encircled in layers of history, landscape, people and classic architecture.



A tour group standing in the West Wing reception

Visit Ickworth with your group 

Bring your group to our special place and enjoy a garden for all seasons, a fantastic collection of treasures, tours for every interest, and great places to savour the perfect lunch or afternoon tea.


Get involved

Volunteering with children

Get involved 

Starting as a volunteer with us is like becoming part of a wonderfully diverse, friendly and multi-talented family. Make 2016 your year to start volunteering.