Attractions and Places to Visit in Ipswich

As one of England’s oldest towns, Ipswich has a range of buildings from different historical periods all set in the town’s old medieval town layout. In the town centre early timber framed buildings are evident, as well as examples of architecture from the Tudor and Elizabethan eras. The town centre also includes examples of modern architecture. We have included a selection of most impressive buildings, historic and modern, that makes own town proud.

Visit Christchurch Mansion and the Wolsey Art Gallery and discover an historic collection of China. Here you will also find the most significant collection of Constable and Gainsborough paintings and drawings out of London. Ipswich Museum is filled with local Anglo-Saxon artefacts along with relics from Ancient Egypt and spectacular natural history exhibits.

Classic art lovers will make a beeline for the Tudor Christchurch Mansion, which holds the best collection of Constable and Gainsborough works outside of London, Ipswich has several foodie attractions including the Suffolk Food Hall, a vast market full of Suffolk produce, and Jimmy’s Farm, which shot to fame after the 2002 BBC series of the same name. With plenty to do for adults and children, Jimmy’s Farm is an ideal destination for a family day out.

Christchurch Mansion in Ipswich

Christchurch Mansion

This beautiful Tudor mansion is the jewel in the crown of Ipswich's historic past boasting over 500 years of history. Explore the period rooms from the Tudor kitchen to the sumptuous Georgian saloon...
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St Mary-le-Tower church Ipswich

St Mary-le-Tower church Ipswich

St Mary-le-Tower is both a parish church with a thriving congregation of people of all ages, and the Civic Church for the town of Ipswich. Its fascinating history and its location in the heart of the town..
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Framlingham Castle in Ipswich

Framlingham Castle

Framlingham castle, which stands above a large artificial mere on the outskirts of the town, is one of the most complete castles in Britain. Dating from 1100, the castle was once the stronghold of King John..
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Ipswich Town Hall in Ipswich

Ipswich Town Hall

Ipswich Town Hall was built in 1878 at a cost of £16,000 and opened by the mayor of Ipswich at the time, Mr John Patterson Cobbold. The Town Hall and the adjoining Corn Exchange were created in a typical...
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Foxhall Stadium in Ipswich

Foxhall Stadium

Foxhall International Raceway is situated off the A12 to Yarmouth. The track is a 382 metre tarmac oval and is the fastest and largest track that Spedeworth promotes. The track has a steel cable...
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Ipswich Transport Museum

Ipswich Transport Museum

The Ipswich Transport Museum has the largest collection of transport items in Britain devoted to just one town. Everything was either made or used in and around Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk.
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