A Georgian Italianate palace in an idyllic English landscape


Things to see and do


What's on

Upcoming events

Capability Brown - Glimpses of Ickworth

Tue 25 Oct 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,...

October Half term - Making things and having fun

Tue 25 Oct 2016
Half term fun!

Cooks in the kitchen - 25 October

Tue 25 Oct 2016
Today it's all about using nature's bounty. Our Living History cooks bring the kitchen to life making chutneys, jams and preserves using fruit and vegetables from the gardens. Enjoy the day with them and take the opportunity to chat to them about...

Out and about Wednesdays - 26 October

Wed 26 Oct 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.

Living History - Game on the estate

Sat 29 Oct 2016
The basement is brought to life with living history, discover life as a servant in the 1930s.

Christmas pudding day with the 1930s cooks - 2 November 2016

Wed 02 Nov 2016
Have a lovely and exclusive experience with our living history cooks this Christmas and delight your family with a homemade Christmas pudding.
Folk band playing at the Ickworth Wool Fair

A season of mists and mellow fruitfulness... 

As summer gently fades into autumn, enjoy the beautiful colours, falling leaves and golden light of this special season at Ickworth. There’s something for everyone to enjoy and don’t miss our Wood & Craft Fair in October.


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.