three hundred years of collectable glass in one day
Ickworth Glass Fair
Ickworth House and Park are situated in the village of Horringer about three miles from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
Trains run to BSE from Cambridge and Newmarket or from Stowmarket and a taxi will then take you to Ickworth.
Travelling by car, from A14 take junction 42 towards Westley, on the west side of A143. For all other routes head towards Horringer.
The glass fair is held in the Gallery on first floor of the West Wing above the shop and cafe. There is lift to the first floor where you will find the Glass Fair, the bookshop and the Squash Cafe.
There are parking places in visitor car park reserved for those with accessibility issues and we would ask other visitors not to use these spaces.
Where To Stay
Local hotels can be found in Bury St. Edmunds which is only 4 miles away. You can also stay at the Ickworth Hotel which is attached to the house.
Local taxi firms include:
Railway Yard, Fornham Road - Tel: 01284 752260
This fair in its superb location will once again bring knowledgeable specialist dealers to East Anglia.
Knebworth Glass Fair
Knebworth House is a beautiful 500-year old gothic mansion, with its turrets, domes and gargoyles silhouetted against the sky.
The fair is held in the Knebworth Barns, a complex made up of two 400 year old tithe barns, the Manor and the Lodge, plus the Cobbold and Lytton Barns, two brand new oak structures which were completed in September 2011.
The licensed restaurant in the Garden Terrace Barn has seating for 76 guests and serves a variety of hot and cold snacks, freshly-prepared sandwiches, homemade cakes, tea, coffee and much more.
The venue has extensive free parking.
Knebworth House & Park are accessed direct from the Junction 7 roundabout of the A1(M) motorway at Stevenage South, 29 miles north of London. There are signs on both carriageways of the motorway.
If you are using a Sat Nav system use the post code of the Stevenage Novotel at Junction 7 - SG1 2AX - not the Knebworth House post code.
Knebworth Barns are all on a single level with a ramp to the visitor entrance.
Parking places close to the foyer entrance are reserved for those with accessibility issues and we would ask other visitors not to use these spaces.
Where To Stay
Details of local hotels near Knebworth House and Gardens can be found at www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk
or see look at the Knebworth House and Gardens list of local hotels & services.
Local taxis firms include:
23, Wedgwood Gate, Wedgwood Way, Stevenage, SG1 4SU - Tel: 01439 72 72 77
Unit 13 Wedgwood Gate , Wedgwood, Stevenage, SG1 4QB - Tel: 01438-35711