A Georgian Italianate palace in an idyllic English landscape


Things to see and do


What's on

Upcoming events

Booking our events

Wed 24 May 2017
Information on booking our events - visiting and participating

Keeping up appearances - Objects Exhibition

Thu 25 May 2017
Discover the story behind the Marquess's choice for the rich silk curtains in our state rooms.

Making things and having fun - May half term

Sat 27 May 2017
Come and join us for the holidays with our Gallery activities.

Out and about - May Half Term

Sat 27 May 2017
Come and explore Ickworth, and complete some of your 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4s.

Wool Fair

Sat 03 Jun 2017
We have something for everyone at the fair, you'd be 'baah-king' mad to miss it.

Living History - Family Picnic

Sat 10 Jun 2017
Today Lord and Lady Bristol will be walking down to the Walled garden with their guests to enjoy a picnic beside the canal lake.

Eating and shopping


Places to stay



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.

Memorial to Thomas Crack

Ickworth and the Great War 

Discover the forgotten stories of Ickworth families during this tragic conflict. Follow our parkland trail and visit our exhibition.



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 2017 your year to start volunteering.


Our work

Two Boys about to set off on a bike ride

Proposed multi-use trail 

Learn more about our plans for a new weatherproof trail

Box hedges at Ickworth

Box Blight at Ickworth 

Discover how we’re acting as boldly as Ickworth’s garden pioneers in tackling today’s threat to their original Italianate vision: Box Blight.