Guided tours

Guided tours

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Garden tours

An enviable view of the Italianate garden taken from the top of the Rotunda © Sean Reid

The Italianate gardens, the first of their kind, have some great history and some wonderful plants and trees. Join our garden guides on this tour to discover its secrets.

Ask us if a tour is running when you visit.

Parkland tours

Discover the history of the walled garden on guided tours © National Trust

Stroll through the fascinating history of our 1,800 acres with a guided walk that starts outside the Rotunda and takes in the church, walled garden and surrounding parkland.

Ask us if a tour is running when you visit.

Group tours

 © Arnhel de Serra

On Thursdays we can offer specialist guided tours for pre-booked groups. Email us to find out more about booking your visit and how to enhance it with a tour.

Family tours

  • Spanking machine made for Lady Phyllis whose portrait is in the dining room © Chloe Woodrow

    We run regular family friendly tours for you and the kids.

  • Imagine all the servants having dinner together in the servants’ hall © Philip Mynott

    Life below stairs

    Try your hand at being a servant in the basement as part of the family tour.

  • A fan from the collection at Ickworth, Suffolk © National Trust

    State rooms

    Discover the teddy's spanking machine and how to have a secret conversation with a fan.

  • Can you see the stumpery dragon? © Mandy Shedden

    Enchanted stumpery

    Can you find the dragon or Hogwarts' sorting hat in the enchanted stumpery?

  • Why not check with us before you visit? © John Millar

    Ask us

    Call us to check times and dates for family tours on 01284 735270.

Specialist tours

Come and learn about the Hervey family who lived for centuries at Ickworth © National Trust

Come and learn about the Hervey family who lived for centuries at Ickworth

We've specialist tours so you can meet the Hervey family through their portraits. Or why not join a state room tour and discover the treasures in our beautiful rooms. Heading to the basement, you can discover how life was below stairs for the servants who lived and worked here in the 1930s. If you'd like a special tour for your group, give us a call and have a chat and we'll see what we can do.


Ask us which tours are running when you visit or email to check in advance.