Ipswich is a lively town town with an interesting mixture of old and new, where you can visit museums, buildings and sites of historical interest and scenic parks. Entertainment in the town might include a varied programme of shows at the Ipswich Regent and Corn Exchange, including music, comedy, musicals, and the New Wolsey Theatre has a range of performances including drama, Shakespeare, musicals and kid’s shows. For dining out, you’ll find a good choice of restaurants ranging from traditional to chic and modern, and there are plenty of pubs and bars of different styles to suit everyone for a night out.
If you’re going shopping, the town has all you’ll need on your visit, and includes the Buttermarket and Tower Ramparts Shopping Centres. Conference venues for business in the town include Ipswich Town Football Club and Trinity Park, and Norwich Airport and Stansted Airport are the closest airports for international flights.
Ipswich Car Hire
Wherever you are in Ipswich, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Ipswich car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Why not visit some of the following places while in Ipswich:
This is an absorbing Museum telling the story of the town’s past, and has varied collections including natural exhibits such as a woolly mammoth model, gorillas, Roman and Saxon exhibits, and also includes ancient Egyptian artefacts, models of African animals and many British birds.
Ipswich Transport Museum
You can come and visit this interesting Museum for all ages, and see a variety of transport and engineering exhibits from the area. Exhibits here include trams, trolleybuses, lorries, buses, emergency vehicles, horse drawn vehicles, cars and a range of bicycles.
Come and visit this Grade I listed Tudor Mansion and Museum, set in attractive parkland, where you can view the elegant architecture and enjoy the splendid interior with period rooms such as the Tudor kitchen, Georgian saloon and Victorian wing. There are also many lovely works of art to see, and include paintings by artists including Constable and Gainsborough.
Not far from Ipswich, you can visit this fascinating Anglo-Saxon burial site, and see the burial mounds while learning about the royal ship burial here with a life size recreation of the chamber, together with both original and replica exhibits.
You can visit this large park with beautiful scenery of woodlands, open space and attractive botanical gardens, and relax in the peaceful surroundings. At the Park are also tennis courts, a bandstand, bowling green and lawns for croquet. There’s an abundance of nature here, with many bird species, squirrels and foxes.
Suffolk Ski and Leisure Park
There are plenty of fun activities for all ages to enjoy at this Ski and Leisure Park, which include skiing, tobogganing, snowboarding, golfing range and mini golf, climbing, high ropes, and while you’re there you can have a meal in the restaurant.
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