The Georgian Italianate palace, situated in idyllic English landscape, was commissioned by the 4th Earl of Bristol in the 18th century to house his priceless treasures. The eccentric Hervey family added to those treasures for 200 years and also created the earliest Italianate garden in England. The house and tranquil gardens are still popular with visitors today and the estate hosts a number of events each year, including for the Bury St Edmunds Festival.
Discover the extraordinary life of the 4th Earl of Bristol, take part in living history days, wander through the gardens and even bring along a picnic. The house is currently undergoing a major new conservation project. The iconic Rotunda, the original vision of the Earl Bishop in 1795, will have its roof supported and protected for generations to come.
Why not explore the house and its history during the Festival and see what you could uncover.
Bury St Edmunds