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Ickworth House

Bury St Edmunds Category Nature & Wildlife, Historic Sites
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Ickworth's impressive Rotunda - a magnificent showcase commmissioned by the 4th Earl of Bristol to house his priceless treasures collected on tours around Europe in the 18th-century - is an architectural marvel.

For 200 years, the eccentric, and sometimes infamous, Hervey family added to the treasures inside and out, also creating the earliest Italianate garden in England. The exquisite craftmanship of the finest Hugenot silversmiths is breathtaking, and you can follow the family's history through outstanding portraits by Gainsborough, Hogarth and Reynolds.

After walking in the tranquil parkland, experience 1930s domestic service in the restored servants' basement, sharing the real stories and memories of former staff who kept this country estate running.

Ickworth bursts into life in springtime with beautiful displays of spring flowers, rare daffodils and magnolias. Watch hundreds of young lambs take their first steps in the park.

There is also a great line-up of events throughout the year for all your family and friends

(via the National Trust)

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