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Visit Ickworth Estate car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

It’s easy to visit the Ickworth Estate car-free.

From Bury St Edmunds, buses reach the gates in 5-10 mins. Or it’s 45 mins from Haverhill.

Trains run to Bury St Edmunds from: Cambridge (30 mins), Ipswich (40 mins), Newmarket (20 mins) and Stowmarket (25 mins), with connections from towns such as Norwich and Colchester.

Buses run to Bury St Edmunds from: Thetford (30 mins), Sudbury (50 mins), Diss (55 mins) and other towns.

Check out our recommended route (below) and then use our journey planner (above) for door-to-door train, bus and walking routes.

Discount: Enjoy a free hot drink with a valid train or bus ticket or bike helmet.

For money-saving tips see our handy guides to trainsbuses and  transport in Bury St Edmunds.

When you travel by train, a Bury St Edmunds PlusBus ticket can take you all the way to the bus stop in Horringer. Find the cheapest bus tickets for you from Stephensons bus.

Cycle route National Route 51 goes through Bury St Edmunds. However, you need to take Horringer Road to Horringer for the Ickworth entrance (4.5 miles). Plan your route here. Once at Ickworth, the estate has cycle hire and a multi-use trail.

Find out more about cycling in Bury St Edmunds and how to hire an electric bike.

There are various walks within the Ickworth Estate.

Taxi Getaway Cars – 01284 701999 can be booked to wait at the Bury St Edmunds train station taxi rank.

Find accessibility information for transport and Ickworth Estate.

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If you live locally in Lark Grange or College Park, there may be special offers for travel.

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About Ickworth Estate

An Italianate palace in the heart of Suffolk, Ickworth Estate is one of the most unusual places in England. Set in 1800 acres of formal gardens and rolling parkland, Ickworth is a dream of Rome, an art gallery and a museum disguised as a country home.

Ickworth Estate is a great place to get back to nature with miles of walks and cycle routes, from short accessible paths around the gardens, to longer waymarked trails that explore the furthest reaches of the parkland and provide stunning views back to the Rotunda. There’s a play area for children to enjoy and you can hire a bike from our Cycle Hub or bring your own!

Don’t miss the formal Italianate Garden with its Victorian-esque gothic stumpery or the walled garden with the Earl’s Summerhouse, the oldest standing building on the estate.

Head into the Rotunda to discover our significant collections of art and silver as well as the servants’ quarters in the basement where you can get a hands on experience of what living and working in a large country house was like in the 1930s.

Don’t forget to visit our West Wing Café or dog-friendly Porter’s Lodge for a hot drink and a tasty snack before treating yourself to a gift in our shop.

For any queries about visiting contact Ickworth Estate on 01284735270 or ickworth@nationaltrust.org.uk

Address: Ickworth Estate, The Rotunda, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 5QE. Visit Website