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England, Suffolk, Ipswich. Yachts and boats moored at Ipswich Haven Marina in Suffolk.
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Ipswich : Michelin's recommendations


This lively town at the head of the Orwell estuary was a major port and trading centre in the Middle Ages. Today, Ipswich is mostly Victorian and modern in character, but has retained its Anglo-Saxon street layout and about a dozen medieval churches (just the towers of some remain). The Tower Ramparts exist in name only; now a vast pedestrian area including the Buttermarket shopping precinct.

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Tourist attractions Ipswich : Things to see and do

  • Christchurch Mansion

    st. Soane GB - Ipswich IP4 2BX

    This Tudor style building has some treasures from the town of Ipswich and its surroundings. It has a fine collection of paintings by 17C artists from Suffolk, including Constable (The Mill Stream, the House of Willy Lott and two paintings of the Stou..

  • Old house

    Buttermarket GB - Ipswich IP42

    This house has decorative elements from the Restoration, with stucco relief featuring nymphs, pelicans and the continents known at the time. Although it is now a shop, visitors can admire the oak panelling completed in around 1603, the ceilings and t..

  • St Margaret's Church

    Bolton Lane GB - Ipswich IP42

    This 14C parish church built from finely worked stone houses a remarkable diaphragm framework and 13C stele.

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Hotels Ipswich

  • Holiday Inn Ipswich Orwell Three stars Three stars Three stars

    The Havens, Ransomes Europark GB - Ipswich IP3 9SJ

    Prix Prices from : 39 £

    Holiday Inn Ipswich Orwell has a convenient location, with good access to the region's major roads. The Suffolk Coast is 15 minutes away, and the hotel is just 5 minutes from Trinity Park, the home of the Suffolk Show. Just off junction 57 of the A1..

  • novotel ipswich centre Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Grey Friars Road GB - IPSWICH IP1 1UP

    Prix Prices from : 75 £

    Make yourself at home at 4-star Novotel Ipswich Centre hotel, just a few steps from the vibrant waterfront and city centre. Your bright, modern room will give you and your family plenty of space, and you'll enjoy delicious food fresh from the open ch..

  • pentahotel Ipswich

    Ranelagh Road GB - Ipswich IP2 0AD

    Situated just outside Ipswich centre, this hotel is a 10-minute walk from Ipswich Railway Station. The pentahotel Ipswich has a fitness centre, traditional restaurant and free Wi-Fi throughout. The spacious bedrooms feature bare wooden floors and mo..

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Restaurants Ipswich

  • Eaterie Quite comfortable restaurant 

    1 Neptune Quay GB - IP4 1AX Ipswich

    Modern hotel brasserie in an old salt warehouse, with a zinc-topped bar, gold pillars, modern art and padded booths. Tasty brasserie dishes and numerous specials focus largely on seafood. Eat on the terrace, overlooking the marina.

  • Trongs Comfortable restaurant 

    23 St Nicholas St GB - IP1 1TW Ipswich

    Brightly painted restaurant filled with flowers and candles. The owners are from Hanoi: the parents and one son cook - his brother runs front of house. The extensive menu specialises in vibrant dishes from northern China; try the spring rolls.

  • Hintlesham Hall Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    GB - IP8 3NS Hintlesham

  • Red Lion Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Main St GB - IP9 1DX Chelmondiston

    Smartly refurbished former pub with a few comfy chairs in the bar and two dining rooms furnished with dark wood tables and Lloyd Loom chairs. Menus offer a broad range of dishes and daily specials. The bubbly owner leads the service.

  • Hadleigh Ram Traditional pubs serving food 

    5 Market Place GB - IP7 5DL Hadleigh

    Stylish, contemporary dining pub with neatly laid tables. Elaborate modern cooking features lots of ingredients in some original combinations. If you've come just for a drink you'll feel most at home on the attractive terrace.

  • Kesgrave Hall Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Hall Rd. GB - IP5 2PU Ipswich

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