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National Trust Ickworth

The Rotunda, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds IP29 5QE, England
+44 1284 735270
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Another Great National Trust site.

Yet again another really great day out for Father's day. We took a picnic glad we did the cafe was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
lee p
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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A wonderful place to visit

The gardens and parkland are a lovely place to walk. The wildlife is spectacular. It is wonderful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mspmcsy
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Suffolk, 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 the house, whilst also encasing an idiosyncratic Victorian stumpery, contrasting light and shade. The Rotunda is home to one of the finest silver collections, family portraits by Gainsborough and Reynolds, works by Titian and Velázquez, and Neoclassical sculpture including Flaxman’s ‘Fury of Athamus’. Below stairs, the Servants’ Quarters recreate domestic service through the stories and memories of those who lived here.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“walled garden” (64 reviews)
“stately home” (25 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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The Rotunda, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds IP29 5QE, England
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+44 1284 735270
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"well worth a visit"
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"beautiful house"
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"the kitchen"
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"lovely grounds"
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"car park"
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"cake"
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"scones"
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"afternoon tea"
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"the main house"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Yet again another really great day out for Father's day. We took a picnic glad we did the cafe was very busy. Had a nice walk around on the ground floor the kids could interact with the games and touch some of the objects. We...More

Thank lee p
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The gardens and parkland are a lovely place to walk. The wildlife is spectacular. It is wonderful to see the sheep and the building itself is beautiful.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice day enjoying the grounds and house at Ickworth. Long walks, picnic on the park and history of the house. Plenty to see and do, well set out for all ages.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved that dogs were welcome in the grounds, which made it possible for us to visit. The house itself was really interesting, with a huge ‘downstairs’ area. We also loved the open air lodge cafe where we could sit with the dog. Nice coffee...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

well worth a vist both to the house, cellars and gardens. Lots of history and if you can get on a guided tour you hear much of the history of the house.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Certainly the best afternoon tea in the area, lovely location and venue . Too much food for us to eat , however they did offer a doggy bag which we declined

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here over ten years ago and we were looking forward to a revisit. There has been considerable work carried out to improve access in that time and we really enjoyed the access to the kitchens and downstairs areas. We also went on the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited Ickworth House, being a relatively regular visitor. It has plenty to keep you entertained. Firstly, it has an absolutely stunning location, with plenty of walks round the grounds. Secondly, the house itself is beautiful - inside and outside - with lots to...More

Thank MarkS H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to relax. An amazing house to explore with friendly staff who share their knowledge of the place. Delicious cakes and tea from the cafe are a must after a walk around the extensive grounds

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had such a fabulous morning at Ickworth House today. We're not National Trust members but have been here once before. We paid £9 each for the gardens and grounds only. Some may think pricey, we're happy to pay this as it's just lovely, sprawling countryside,...More

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MrGRL
22 February 2018|
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Response from jonnydubsE17 | Reviewed this property |
You can yes, just without the flash.
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bananasplitpoop
26 June 2017|
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Response from MrsKimBonner | Reviewed this property |
You will still be able to see, it's a slatted fence
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Linda L
12 May 2017|
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Response from nw0709 | Reviewed this property |
Some areas are suitable. There's an under the stairs tour which is really good. I think I recall a lift. The staff are very helpful so if there's a way they will organise it for you. There's a lovely café.
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