What to do and see in Ipswich, United Kingdom (UK): The Best Places and Tips

December 26, 2017 Marlin Saiz

Ipswich (/ˈɪpswɪtʃ/ ( listen)) is the county town of Suffolk, England, located on the estuary of the River Orwell, about 60 miles (97 km) north east of London. The town has been continuously occupied since the Saxon period, and its port has been one of England's most important for the whole of its history.
Restaurants in Ipswich

1. New Wolsey Theatre

Civic Drive, Ipswich IP1 2AS, England +44 1473 295900
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
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5 based on 706 reviews

New Wolsey Theatre

The New Wolsey Theatre official Trip Advisor page. A 400 seat venue in the heart of the county town of Suffolk. Come and visit us soon!We're more than happy for you to use this page to feedback about productions you've seen here but please also take the time to let us know about your overall experience. We can only improve with your honest and balanced opinions.

Reviewed By blueitfcfan - London, United Kingdom

Once again the whole cast and crew excelled at everything and the script was well written and tongue in cheek side splittingly funny.
Definitely going to book again it is becoming an annual family tradition

2. Christchurch Park

Fonnereau Road, Ipswich IP4 2BX, England +44 1473 252435
Excellent
67%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 659 reviews

Christchurch Park

Reviewed By Philip H - London, England, United Kingdom

If you are in Ipswich, a trip to Christchurch Park is a must. The walking is easy through well kept Gardens, open grass areas and wooded areas. Two lake areas with wildlife, squirrels, numerous dogs running free plus some friendly people. Christchurch Mansion offers a walk through history with free admission and an attached café provides light refreshment. For the sporting there are tennis courts and ample areas to run. Large play area for children also available.

3. Ipswich Transport Museum

Cobham Road | Old Trolleybus Depot, Ipswich IP3 9JD, England +44 1473 715666
Excellent
68%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
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4.5 based on 150 reviews

Ipswich Transport Museum

Reviewed By DavidA129541 - Wye, United Kingdom

Absolutely intriguing museum with very friendly and informative volunteers. Well worth a visit but has limited opening times so worth checking before visiting. We easily spent three hours looking around and it's great for children as it's interactive.

4. Christchurch Mansion

Christchurch Mansion Soane Street, Ipswich IP4 2BE, England +44 1473 433554
Excellent
66%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 367 reviews

Christchurch Mansion

Reviewed By phil v - Essex, United Kingdom

Came across this house when i was walking through the park. What a nice place to visit and to spend a couple of hours looking over our history.

5. Holywells Park

Cliff Lane, Ipswich, England
Excellent
66%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 280 reviews

Holywells Park

Reviewed By karenwesterhill - Ipswich, United Kingdom

There has been a lot of money spent on this park in the last three years. There is a fantastic children's play area, plenty of area for walking, which is varied and interesting. A cafe and space for parking for the disabled. Well worth visiting.

6. Hollow Trees Farm Shop

Semer, Ipswich IP7 6HX, England +44 1449 741247
Excellent
62%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 354 reviews

Hollow Trees Farm Shop

Reviewed By Chris W - Bury St Edmunds

A lovely farm shop with brilliant service and friendly staff. Plenty of parking for cars and bikes alike.

7. Ipswich Museum

High Street, Ipswich IP1 3QH, England +44 1473 433551
Excellent
57%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 224 reviews

Ipswich Museum

Reviewed By drpetembe - Wickham Market

Visit with grandsons (9 & 6) in half term. Free entry, and packed with exhibits. The boys enjoyed wandering round, and the archeology “experts” were particularly interesting. Amazing collection of Victorian stuffed animals and birds, some puzzles to interact with. Ultimate accolade- they would like to go back! Some good reasonably priced souvenirs also. Nowhere to buy refreshments though.

8. Ipswich Waterfront

Waterfront Building 19 Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1QJ, England
Excellent
43%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 572 reviews

Ipswich Waterfront

Reviewed By MarksiElena - Colchester, United Kingdom

Great waterfront, many places to eat on and beside the water; and time to be envious of cruisers moored here. Lovely atmosphere. Cruises available too.

9. Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm

Baylham House Farm Mill Lane | Baylham, Ipswich IP6 8LG, England +44 1473 830264
Excellent
63%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 150 reviews

Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm

Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm is in the middle of the beautiful county of Suffolk in Eastern England and is a small livestock farm breeding farm animals that were once common but are now very rare. It's a great time to bring your whole family to the farm to meet the piglets, feed the goats and let the kids loose in the play area whilst you settle into the calm surroundings with a piece of homemade cake or a cream tea.

Reviewed By faithcharity - Sydney, Australia

Firstly attention parents - If you are bringing a push chair for your child don't bother unless it has large wheels.
The track is not pushchair friendly. I saw some very frustrated parents being stuck in grass and unable to navigate the sandy paths. Also animals can bite so be aware of that.
I was very disappointed because there were very few rare breeds.
The animals that were interesting were goats and their kids, chickens and enormous pigs.

10. Ancient House

The Ancient House 30 Butter Market, Ipswich IP1 1BT, England
Excellent
54%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 92 reviews

Ancient House

Reviewed By MrsBsTravels - Hastings, United Kingdom

Great to look at from the outside. Stunning detail in the crest. Going into Lakeland doesn't really do the outside justice.

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