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Ipswich Area Guide

Welcome to Ipswich


Ipswich is located on the estuary of the River Orwell about 60 miles north east of London with a population of more than 135,000. It is one of the great ancient towns of England and is surrounded by the beautiful Suffolk countryside. Ipswich also offers a cutting-edge arts and culture scene and is home to world-class food and drink with an excellent selection of shopping, sport clubs and centres. The town is also home to League One side Ipswich Town football club.

The county-town of Suffolk and one of the oldest English towns, Ipswich, is home to over 1,500yrs of heritage, a cutting-edge theatre and arts scene, cool waterfront bars, cosy Suffolk pubs and a vibrant community of independent stores. Surrounded by rural landscape and dramatic coastline, the restaurants and bars in Ipswich create delicious, international menus made fresh from the county’s produce. Have lunch in a cosy Suffolk pub or quirky bar, grab a coffee from a waterfront café or wind down in the evening for dinner at one of the town’s many award-winning restaurants.

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Things To Do



In Ipswich, there's a myriad of attractions awaiting exploration. Start your journey at Christchurch Park, a picturesque haven perfect for leisurely strolls or picnics. Wander down to the vibrant Ipswich Waterfront, where historic buildings and modern developments blend seamlessly, offering a delightful atmosphere for dining and leisurely walks. Delve into history at the Ipswich Museum and marvel at its diverse exhibits, or step into the grandeur of Christchurch Mansion, where art and heritage converge. Nature enthusiasts will find solace in the serene Hollywells Park, while culture aficionados can catch a show at the esteemed Ipswich Regent Theatre. For sports enthusiasts, a visit to the iconic Portman Road Stadium, home of Ipswich Town Football Club, promises an electric atmosphere on match days. And for a taste of rural charm, venture to Jimmy’s Farm & Wildlife Park, where encounters with animals and farm-fresh delights await. Ipswich boasts a tapestry of experiences sure to captivate visitors of all interests. 

Local Schools



There are a number of well rated Primary and Secondary schools in Ipswich including:

  • The Oaks Primary School
  • St Mary’s Catholic Primary School
  • Henley Primary School          

  • Copleston High School
  • Claydon High School
  • Ipswich Academy                      

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