On the village green is the entrance to Ickworth House and Park, a National Trust property.
In 1795 the eccentric Earl of Bristol created this equally eccentric house, with its central rotunda and curved corridors, to display his collections. These include spectacular paintings by Titian, Gainsborough and Velasquez and a magnificent Georgian silver collection.
The house is surrounded by an Italianate garden and set in a ‘Capability’ Brown park, with many wonderful woodland walks, allotments, Georgian summer-house, church (a major refurbishment has recently been completed), canal and lake.
The restaurant operates in The West Wing, offering morning coffee and afternoon tea, with excellent cakes and scones, made as far as possible from locally sourced ingredients, and an extensive menu of delicious lunches and hot and cold beverages. The well-stocked NT shop can also be found here.
Further information available from:
The Rotunda, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP29 5QE
Tel: 01284 735270
Restaurant: 01284 735086 Fax: 01284 735175
The Ickworth Hotel
This newly opened hotel is located in Ickworth Park in the East wing of Ickworth House, but runs independently from the National Trust property. Our facilities are open to both residents and non residents, so why not come over for a swim, followed by lunch and a relaxing massage, whilst the children play in the “Four Bears Den”. Perhaps Sunday lunch and a brisk walk around the estate, or how about a quick game of tennis and lunch in the conservatory?