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A lovely garden

We stopped by here on the way to our hotel. We paid the £9 entrance fee each and had a lovely walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elveden, United Kingdom
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Beautiful House and Gardens

We go to Icworth House, which is a National Trust property, regularly. The House is well worth a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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An Italianate Palace in the heart of an ancient deer park. Formal gardens, pleasure grounds, rolling Suffolk landscape and woodlands invite gentle strolls or long walks, runs, bike rides and picnics. The Italianate Garden mirrors the architecture of...more
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The Rotunda, Horringer, Bury St. Edmunds IP29 5QE, England
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All reviews national trust walled garden extensive grounds stately home porters lodge nt members well worth a visit beautiful house the kitchen lovely grounds the main house cake scones afternoon tea interesting history formal gardens lovely walk
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Today we went to see Father Christmas, there were 5 very small children all under 4 and 7 adults we paid £120 on line which was fine but when we arrived at ickworth house we were told we had to pay an extra £63 to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by here on the way to our hotel. We paid the £9 entrance fee each and had a lovely walk around the grounds. The gardens are very well kept and have some interesting areas. We were disappointed to find that the house was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Ickworth but only if you are a NT member. Walking around the Park for the last 40 plus years. Just popped in to walk dogs with friends. Not £10 to park per car, £10 per person! Surprised they didn't want to charge for the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go to Icworth House, which is a National Trust property, regularly. The House is well worth a tour and you can visit both the grand rooms in the house and the domestic quarters. The gardens / woods / parkland are extensive and good for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Mum, Sister and I attended a wreath making workshop at Ickworth House this morning. It's always a pleasure to come to this National Trust property because of its beautiful setting within a magnificent parkland. The workshop was really good fun and run by one...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everywhere was clean, this is a good place to visit to see how people lived and operated a large house and estate in the 1930's. There is a hotel in one wing of the building that we did not go into. The Cafe's are never...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GreggLN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in one of the holiday cottages on the estate for a few days and got to explore lots of the estate walks. All are worth the effort some wonderful countryside and views. Had a decent coffee and cake at the cafe which was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DavidC936
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in here on our way home from Norfolk and are definately going to return as we needed much more time here!!! We are National Trust members and have to say this is a NT place we want to spend more time at. Beautiful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

We arrived at Ickworth house on Tuesday after checking opening times for all facilities and were pleased to notice that the house was still open, so we gathered up our Australian friends and arrived at the house and gardens early to enjoy a walk first....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sue B
Reviewed November 6, 2018

First time we have been to Ickworth, on arrival we were met with a friendly greeting - our membership cards were scanned (no machines in the car park). Went on the alambra walk - takes about an hour (3 miles) fairly flat - would recommend...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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October 25, 2018|
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Response from countyroamer | Reviewed this property |
To be honest, it depends on the weather! The house itself is fascinating, and you could easily spend a couple of hours in there. But if the weather is fine, the gardens are certainly worth a visit, and the café is an... More
October 8, 2018|
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Response from Lee529 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we walked all round the park and never saw any deer! If you particularly want to see a wonderful herd of deer, which are always close by ( they will eat apples from your hand) then go to Helmingham Hall, not sure if they... More
September 16, 2018|
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Response from Ruralgourmet71 | Reviewed this property |
Sadly not.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Where to stay near Ickworth house? (6 Replies)
Myself, husband and 12 year son are going to a family wedding this summer in Ickworth house. I need some advice and recommendations for suitable accommodation near the venue for us for 3 nights. We don't need anything fancy and don't want to be too far away from the reception i.e. reasonable taxi distance. A relative is staying in The Swan, Lavenham and would act as the nominated driver if we were nearby. However, all accommodation there seems to be very luxurious and pricey. I've...More
March 07, 2008|
Response fromportyfans|
Oops! Apologies to the good folk of Bury St Edmunds for renaming their town. Thank you both sooo much for your very prompt replies. I intend following up all those links immediately. I'm reassured that I wasn't wrong in thinking that Bury wasn't far from the venue, which, I must add, looks gorgeous. Thanks again.
Bucharest, Romania
Cambridge day trip (4 Replies)
Hi, we're taking a day trip to Cambridge and it's really difficult to decide what to see. We'd very much like to include one of these three houses so please, do say which one you think is the most beautiful: Wimpole Estate, Audley End House or Ickworth House? Thanks in advance!
February 09, 2016|
Response fromAndrew C|
If you are intending to visit Cambridge for the day and visit one of the above houses, a very important factor is where are you travelling from and how. Cambridge and Audley End are both doable by train being on the Liverpool Street Line if you are travelling from London. Wimpole Hall is fairly close to Cambridge, but not easy to get to unless you have a car. Unless you are approaching from the East, Ickworth is out of the way and will reduce your Cambridge time.