Ipswich is one of Great Britain’s oldest towns and boasts the title of the oldest continually inhabited town in England, having been occupied since the Saxon period. The old county town offers a variety of attractions for visitors to explore.
Should any of our picks below tickle your fancy, then why not make use of Global Self Drive’s car hire services in Ipswich and get out there to start exploring the vibrant town.
A favourite for both locals and tourists alike, Christchurch Park offers 70 acres of sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of busy city life and provides the opportunity to reacquaint with nature.
As well as the beautiful scenery of the lakes and greenery, located in the middle of the park is the historic Christchurch Mansion, which is an adventure all of its own. For free admission, you are able to explore the various rooms in the mansion and look around the fantastic art gallery.
Located in the heart of Ipswich town centre is the 400-capacity New Wolsey Theatre, which opened in 1979. The layout of the auditorium guarantees a fantastic view and acoustics wherever you find yourself sat ready for one of the theatre’s well-received productions.
Heralded by many as the best part of Ipswich, if you are looking for a sight that will simply take your breath away, make sure you include the Waterfront on your list of destinations.
An arching cobblestone street alongside the harbour provides a calm and relaxing experience. Take your pick for a place to eat with a variety of restaurants along the Waterfront, a fantastic excuse to while away an afternoon.
A real gem of Ipswich is undoubtedly Holywells Park, which has something for everyone. Take a long walk through the greenery and woodlands and enjoy refreshments at the onsite cafe.
The park offers a water play area for children during the summer months. If you simply can’t wait to sample Holywells Park, why not try your hand at manoeuvring through the maze at the walled garden?
If natural history is your thing, then you must take a trip to the Ipswich Museum, where you will find yourself greeted by a mighty giraffe and a woolly mammoth. The museum is the leading one of its kind in the Suffolk area with a collection from both East and West Suffolk before the two areas amalgamated in 1974.
With everything that Ipswich has to offer, make full use of Global Self Drive’s car hire services and explore the old Saxon town.