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Walking in the summer at Ickworth

Tips for making the most out of your day at Ickworth.

One Hour

Take a stroll down to the Walled Garden and capture the view of Ickworth from the Canal Lake. Indulge with a scoop or two of delicious Italian inspired ice cream from Porter’s Lodge Café, now with a cosy indoor seating area. Whatever the weather we've got plenty for you to enjoy your day.

Whatever the Weather

Take a morning tour at 11am and delve into the stories of below stairs and life working at Ickworth. Then take the rest of the house at your own leisure and discover the imprint of the Hervey family throughout the Rotunda and make sure you visit our open storage in the Bedroom with collection pieces on display for the first time.

Enjoy our beautiful outdoors with a stroll in Geraldine’s Walk capturing views of the House in all its glory, discover our ancient trees throughout carved with the stories of those who came before us at Ickworth. Don’t forget to treat yourself to our scone of the month - be rude not to!

Visitors on tour guide Ickworth

Exploring Ickworth by tours 

Uncover the stories behind Ickworth with our daily tours

Whole Day

Start your day with a cup of delicious artisan coffee. Then wander through the Italianate Garden, known for its Italian and English influence. Explore this history and development with one of our tours. Chat to the team for details.

Satisfy your taste buds with a spot of lunch in the Café. Take in the House at your own leisure, wandering through the 1930’s Servants’ Quarters up into the grand entrance hall where you will be greeted by the ‘Fury of Athamas’.

Find one of our project ambassadors and discover more about our upcoming 'Ickworth Uncovered' project. We will be heading up to the roof and re-tiling the entire Rotunda, replacing 7000 pieces of slate! Become a part of history by signing your name onto the new slate, which will stand protecting Ickworth for centuries to come.

Rotunda scaffolding Ickworth

Raising the roof  

Discover how you can become a part of Ickworth's legacy, as we head up to the roof with our brand new conservation project 'Ickworth Uncovered'.