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“National Trust 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

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely visit despite the rain to Ickworth House. Had a tour below stairs which was very interesting and the lady who took the tour does historical cooking in the kitchens at certain times of the year, must go back for that!

Thank Wendy R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The actual site here is very interesting but the cafe serves up vile squash soup. It's utterly tasteless and watery, yet costs a lot. Avoid like the plague.
Mixed feelings going away from this place. Go if you can bear the slow service and avoid the vile soup.

Thank DragonIII
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit. Staff friendly and informative. Good team vibe and lovely cafe, walks, enjoyed house visit. Shop is excellent with great gifts and beautifully presented. Well done NT!

Thank Lynn P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice house and good walk around the estate. In the servants quarters there was a living history event happening. It was supposed to be the 1930s but as it was only staff there in uniform it could have been any time between the wars. And apparently apart from the kitchen the staff seemed to spend most of the time chatting to each other rather than working!
It is a little on the pricey side and NT is only place we've come across that increase the price if you wish to gift aid. The cakes in the restaurant seemed expensive for the size of slice, but highly recommend the cherry Bakewell scones

1  Thank mari0nm0rris
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