Things to see and do - Ipswich
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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.
Tourist attractions Ipswich : Things to see and do
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..
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..
Bolton Lane GB - Ipswich IP42
This 14C parish church built from finely worked stone houses a remarkable diaphragm framework and 13C stele.
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..
1 Neptune Quay GB - Ipswich IP4 1AX
This stylish old dockland building is at Neptune Marina, on Ipswich's waterfront. The modern redesign includes a collection of art. There is free parking, free Wi-Fi and a boutique restaurant. All rooms at Salthouse have 32-inch TVs, walk-in showers..
London Road GB - Ipswich IP2 0UA
Located 10 minutes from Ipswich city centre, the hotel is easily accessible from the A12 and A14 and features a range of leisure facilities. The hotel is situated at the Copdock Interchange of the A12 and A14. It offers 108 bedrooms with air condi..
Hall Rd. GB - IP5 2PU Ipswich
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.
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.
GB - IP8 3NS Hintlesham
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.
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.