Ipswich is perfectly positioned for every visitor to explore the great quality and variety that Suffolk can offer.

Carry on the Maritime theme in Ipswich and explore the local shores of the Shotley Peninsula or pop up to Woodbridge only 5 miles away to explore the heritage and history of this market town and the Anglo Saxon treasures of Sutton Hoo.

The Suffolk Coast is famed for its beauty and popularity boasting the famous destinations of Aldeburgh and Southwold or enjoy the traditional seaside attractions of Felixstowe.

Bury and the Wool Towns are an equally beautiful destination perfect for either shopping or discovering the medieval towns of Lavenham, Long Melford, Cavendish and Clare.

The world famous landscape of Constable Country is just a short distance away, as is the birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough in Sudbury. And for every horse lover is Newmarket – the home of British horse-racing and the location of many of the most famous races in Britain.

For a slower pace of life the walking trails in the heart of Suffolk around the towns of Stowmarket and Needham Market offer the seduction of the tranquil landscape.

It’s all on the doorstep of Ipswich and all within an hour’s reach so make Ipswich the hub of your visit to Suffolk.

Trip ideas

  • Historic Port

    Explore the port on foot and on water.

  • History and Heritage

    If you're coming to Ipswich during Heritage Open Days, we drawn up a a plan for your weekend.

  • Football and Families

    If some of you are coming to the game but others would rather explore, there’s plenty to do for all of you.

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