A Georgian Italianate palace in an idyllic English landscape


Things to see and do


What's on

Upcoming events

Capability Brown - Glimpses of Ickworth

Fri 26 Aug 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,...

Summer holidays- Making things and having fun

Fri 26 Aug 2016
Join us in the gallery for some Capability Brown inspired arts and crafts. Design your own parkland and scenery and let your imagination fly. Last entry to the indoor activities 2.30pm

A classical vision - discovering the frieze

Fri 26 Aug 2016
Have a closer look at the classical frieze that decorates our Rotunda.

Cooks in the kitchen - 26 August

Fri 26 Aug 2016
Jellies, creams and ices have always been a favourite. Today our Living History cooks bring the kitchen to life making these age old favourites in the 1930s style. Enjoy the day with them and take the opportunity to chat to them about their work,...

Bat Walk and Talk 30 August 2016

Tue 30 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- 31 August

Wed 31 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.