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Historic Anglo-Saxon town

Ipswich , the county town of Suffolk and England's oldest continously settled Anglo-Saxon town, has a number of attractions for the visitor.

There is Christchurch Park and Mansion , The Waterfront, The Suffolk countryside, Golf courses, Ipswich Town Football Club, top shops, Restaurants, the Marina, and a whole lot more.

It is also within easy reach of the coastal towns of Clacton -on-sea, Felixstowe, Southwold, Southend, and many more.

It is close to the historic town of Colchester (over the border in Essex), which has the famous Colchester Zoo.

The River Orwell runs through parts of the town, and a visit to the marina is worth a visit. You can visit a few bars and enjoy a drink while watching the boats etc.

A ride on the open top city sightseeing tour bus would acquaint you with the town sights.

There are also guided walks to let you discover more about the town and it's heritage,

Tours start from the Tourist Information Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May to September at 2.15 p.m.

(Ipswich Tourist Info. St. Stephens Lane, Ipswich IP1 1DP tel. (01473) 258070. The tourist information info is housed in the lovely old medieval building of St. Stephen's church.

click on here Ipswich for more information on the town.

The picture shows some magnificent architecture on a shop front in Ipswich town centre.


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  • Nov 9, 2010 at 5:53 AM

    Just to let you know that the Tourist Office is STILL IN St Stephen's Church and has been for 16 years. The cafe you mention is St. Lawrence Church the next church up in Dial Lane about a 100 steps away! Hope to see you in Ipswich soon!

  • Aug 5, 2009 at 4:32 AM

    thought this was a lot of money to get in with what is on offer to see

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    May 18, 2009 at 6:10 PM

    hello joan..house on the market now...so hoping to be back soon...howz Ipswich doing? its one of the places we are looking at to move too? any advice on the place? cheers Deana

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    Dec 15, 2006 at 6:12 AM

    Thank you for the Ipswich and Woodbridge tips! Regards! Barbara

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    Dec 11, 2006 at 3:43 AM

    Loved your introduction to Ipswich. Hope your birthday is full of friends and laughter!

  • doreenellen's Profile Photo
    Dec 11, 2006 at 3:31 AM

    Great page on Ipswich, well done. Nice pics. Often use that bridge over the Orwell

  • Aug 10, 2004 at 12:37 PM

    Ancient House was so much better as a bookshop! Did you see the medievel graffiti? Jem

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