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Ipswich: One of England's most historic ports

Ipswich is a small port on the east coast, in Suffolk. It's a lovely town, with a rich heritage. During the Middle Ages, it was the busiest seaport in this region of England. The town celebrates that heritage with its annual Maritime Ipswich festival. Like most other medieval port towns, its harbor is simply inadequate for large, seagoing container ships, but has a huge number of fishing and pleasure craft.

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  • In a nutshell:If you love the sea, see Ipswich
  • Last visit to Ipswich: Jun 1999
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    Was wondering what this Ispwich was like, as our Australian one probably would have been named after it. Ours is very different!

    • Tom_Fields's Profile Photo
      Sep 26, 2012 at 4:36 PM

      This was a busy port in the Middle Ages, but how has mostly fishing and pleasure boats. It's a fun place in summer.


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