A Georgian Italianate palace in an idyllic English landscape


Things to see and do


What's on

Upcoming events

Conservation Exhibition - the history of housekeeping

Fri 29 Apr 2016
Come and see how housekeeping has changed over the years.

Conservation in action - pest trails

Fri 29 Apr 2016
Bugs live inside as well as outside - come and join the hunt for them.

Living History - The family at home

Sun 01 May 2016
The basement is brought to life with living history, discover life as a servant in the 1930s.

Spring Garden Walk

Wed 04 May 2016
A walk with our Outdoor Manager looking our lovely gardens in all their spring glory.

Capability Brown - Glimpses of Ickworth

Sat 07 May 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,...

Great British Dog Walk for Hearing Dogs for Deaf people

Sun 22 May 2016
Register for Hearing Dogs walk or just come on the day for a great family day out
Footbridge over the Canal Lake at Ickworth Walled Garden

Seasonal highlights 

Enjoy family days out this spring with us. We've a great variety of events, seasonal treats in our cafés, carpets of daffodils and hundreds of spring lambs on the estate.


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.