Ickworth house

Ickworth House

Three miles out of Bury in the village of Horringer stands Ickworth House, with its 100-foot-high oval rotunda begun in 1795 and its collection of fine art, including works by

Titian, Gainsborough and Velasquez.

Capability Brown park land.

Woodland trail and family cycle route.

Ickworth house

Unusual Georgian house and landscape park

  • Extraordinary oval house built by the eccentric 4th Earl
  • Important collections of paintings, silver and furniture
  • Idyllic Capability Brown park land. Acres of tranquil beauty
  • Woodland trim trail and family cycle route
  • Park and Garden activity back packs can be borrowed

The Park and Gardens

The extensive 1,800 acres of wooded parkland, created in part by Capability Brown, is a living landscape rich in plant, animal, and bird life. Some parts cultivated and grazed yet much can be explored and enjoyed. Some waymarked field margins may also be walked.

The gardens surrounding the house were created in the first half of the 19th century by the First Marquess of Bristol. Those in the formal Italian style to the south of the house feature the Gold and Silver Gardens, a Victorian Stumpery and the Temple Rose Garden.