East Anglia Sights

Ickworth House

  • Off A143 Map It
  • Horringer
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

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. Today the two wings around a striking central rotunda contain a hotel (east wing) and paintings by William Hogarth, Titian, and Gainsborough (west wing). Behind the house, the rose gardens and vineyards spread out to reach 1,800 acres of woods. A stroll over the hills gives the best vistas of the house, which is 7 miles southwest of Bury St. Edmunds.

Sight Information

Address:

Off A143, Horringer, IP29 5QE, England

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Phone:

01284-735270

Sight Details:

  • £13; gardens and park only £6.50
  • House mid-Mar.–Oct., Thurs.–Tues. noon–4. West Wing Mar.–Oct. daily 10:30–5, Nov.–Feb. daily 10:30–4. Gardens Mar.–Oct. daily 9–5:30, Nov.–Feb. daily 9–5. Park daily 8–8

Published 08/18/2015

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