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“Easter at Ickworth”
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National Trust
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: Ickworth is a vast canvas on which generations of one extraordinary family, the Herveys’ have expressed their passions and personalities across the Estate. Its colourful heritage, once reserved for a privileged few, is now on show for all to see. The Estate reflects the Herveys’ passion for everything Italian, influenced by their travels in Europe. The Rotunda is a Neo-classical masterpiece, created by the 4th Earl of Bristol to house treasures such as an extensive collection of silver and portraiture. These treasures also include paintings by Reynolds, Gainsborough and Vigee Le Brun and a dominating sculpture in the Entrance Hall; ‘The Fury of Athamus’ by Flaxman. Enjoy Ickworth throughout the seasons with an ever-changing landscape. Be inspired by the ancient woodland and pastoral fields with a variety of walks from a rambling 2 miles to an adventurous 7 miles. Take one of the self-led walking leaflets with you to explore Ickworth’s history and story as you go.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Jennifer P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank frequentflyersuffolk
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Alan R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Mike N
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