Fodor's Expert Review Ickworth House

Bury St. Edmunds Historic Home

The creation of the eccentric Frederick Hervey, fourth earl of Bristol and bishop of Derry, this unusual 18th-century home was owned by the Hervey family until the 1960s. Inspired by his travels, Hervey wanted an Italianate palace and gardens. The two wings are arranged around a striking central rotunda. The east wing now contains a hotel, while the west has paintings by Hogarth, Titian, and Gainsborough. Behind the house, the rose gardens and vineyards spread out to join a vast, 1,800-acre wood. A stroll over the hills gives the best views of the house, which is 7 miles southwest of Bury St. Edmunds.

Historic Home

Quick Facts

Off A143
Horringer, Suffolk  IP29 5QE, England

01284-735270

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ickworth

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: £13; gardens and park only £6.50, £13; gardens and park only £8, House closed Wed. Nov.–mid-Mar.

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