A Georgian Italianate palace in an idyllic English landscape


Things to see and do


What's on

Upcoming events

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop 2016

Sat 03 Dec 2016
Make a stunning wreath to decorate your home this season. All greenery comes from the Ickworth Estate.

Living History - Christmas is coming 2016

Sat 03 Dec 2016
Join us this year for a very special weekend of Living History as the household prepares for a traditional 1930s Christmas.

Carols round the Christmas Tree

Sat 03 Dec 2016
Come and join staff and local choirs sing carols round the Christmas tree in the Rotunda.

An 'Ickworth Lives' 1930s Christmas Audio Tour

Mon 05 Dec 2016
Come and see what Christmas 1935 looked and sounded like

Torchlight tours 2016

Mon 05 Dec 2016
An exclusive opportunity to see our best art with the use of magic art torches.

Family Christmas sparkle 2016

Fri 09 Dec 2016
A magical experience for all the family
Closeup of a bauble on a Christmas tree

Seasonal highlights  

There’s something special for everyone this Christmas at Ickworth. Come and make some Christmas crafts, go on a unique tour or join us for one of our special family ‘Sparkle’ weekends. Why not create some lasting, magical memories this Christmas?


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.


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