A Georgian Italianate palace in an idyllic English landscape


Things to see and do


What's on

Upcoming events

Capability Brown - Glimpses of Ickworth

Wed 27 Jul 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

Wed 27 Jul 2016
Have a closer look at the classical frieze that decorates our Rotunda.

Summer holidays- Making things and having fun

Thu 28 Jul 2016
Keep the kids busy this summer, with crafts, den building and exploring!

Cooks in the kitchen - 2 July

Fri 29 Jul 2016
Our Living History cooks bring the kitchen to life baking special celebratory summer 1930s dishes. Enjoy the day with them and take the opportunity to chat to them about their work, their training with food historian Ivan Day, and to discover the...

Bat Walk and Talk 2 August 2016

Tue 02 Aug 2016
The Ickworth estate is home to many bats, these walks & talks are a brilliant opportunity to see and hear them.

Out and about Wednesdays - 3 August

Wed 03 Aug 2016
A great opportunity to get the kids outside and active and complete some of your 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾'s challenges.
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.