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“Easter at Ickworth”
Review of Ickworth

Ickworth
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Horringer
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Despite days of rain which made the ground very wet and slippy, we had a wonderful walk around the grounds and house. Lots of spring lambs around. House very interesting with lots to look at and as ever very helpful staff to tell you about things. Lots for children to do with quizzes and things to look out for in the house. Very nice little cafe and hot rolls being cooked outside. Great adventure playground for kids. Can’t wait to visit in the summer when there will be a bit more colour around.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

Lots of the house is open to view. There is an amazing collection of silver for anyone interested and some excellent paintings. Large and lovely garden and parkland - the stumpery is amazing! There is plenty to see and lots of space for children to run and play.
Staff and volunteers all really friendly and informative.
I would go again.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jennifer P
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

Visited on Easter Sunday and walked in the grounds with dogs. A little muddy but great place to walk. Plenty of space and lovely lambs to look at in the fields. Will come back to go to the house as it was very busy with the Easter Egg hunt. Enjoyed a welcome cup of coffee in the Porters Lodge with delicious shortbread.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank frequentflyersuffolk
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Get in early and go for the 1115am tour of the state rooms. Its a smaller group and you get to hear a lot of information. The rooms are only opened up at 12 so its worth while.

We had a nice coffee and scone before this as the weather wasn't the best, plenty of choices at standard Trust prices.

The building doesn't look the greatest from the outside but inside is the best we have seen for period and extravagantly decorated. You have to see this.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Alan R
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Interesting visit this amazing National Trust property, the servents section in the basement in particular, the gardens on a dry day, with many miles of walks, the usual high trust standards in terms of presentation , catering & general facilities.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mike N
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