Ickworth House

Interesting
At the heart of one of the first Italian gardens created in England, Ickworth House is made up of a rotunda crowned by a ribbon of friezes inspired by illustrations of Homer by Flaxman and two wings curving inwards. The residence was built 1795-1829 by the fabulously rich Bishop of Derry, Frederick Hervey, fourth count of Bristol, an Irish nationalist and eccentric traveller after whom all the Bristol hotels in Europe are named.

Useful information

Address:

La Rotonde, IP29 5QE Horringer

Phone:

+44 1284 735270

Opening hours

house mid Mar-Oct: daily except Wed 11am-5pm (Wed in Aug); Nov-mid Dec: weekends 11am-4pm; gardens: all year 9am-5.30pm

Nearby tourist attractions

St Mary's Church
St Mary's Church
Bury St Edmunds
0:15
St Edmundsbury Cathedral St Edmundsbury Cathedral
St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Bury St Edmunds
0:30
Bury St Edmunds Abbey Bury St Edmunds Abbey
Bury St Edmunds Abbey
Bury St Edmunds
0:30