Welcome to Ipswich

What is it like to live in Ipswich? Well, read our Ipswich Area Guide to find out more.

The University and county town of Ipswich is the region’s centre. With a large train station providing links to London Liverpool Street, Cambridge and beyond. The town set on the River Orwell used to be a busy trading port; As a result, the harbour is now home to a large marina. Which forms the backdrop for the many bars and restaurants on the waterfront.

In the centre of town are Christchurch Park, a magnificent green space with tennis courts, wildlife gardens and home to the Tudor’ Christchurch Manor’. Which now holds the most extensive collection of Constable and Gainsborough paintings outside of London. The town centre has a variety of local and national shops and several pubs, restaurants and international cafés. The schooling facilities are fantastic, with several state and independent schools, Suffolk College and the University of Suffolk.

The eclectic architecture in Ipswich provides stunning buildings on every corner. There are 12 medieval churches the Unitarian Meeting House, Wolsey’s Gate or the Ancient House. Property in Ipswich ranges from one- and two-bedroom apartments on the waterfront to Victorian terrace houses. The larger Georgian townhouses are interspersed with Tudor, timber-framed properties. On the outskirts of the town centre are several Housing Estates with your typical 3-bedroom semi-detached homes. From the 1980s to today, there have been many well-planned developments providing some fantastic and executive family homes. Moving out a little further 3 miles takes you into the rural villages with far-reaching field views, local pubs and village schools.

Out and About

Ipswich is home to some of the most creative, exciting and inspiring arts and culture in East Anglia. Therefore we have a few venues to support this. Firstly, The New Wolsey Theatre, although a small theatre with some 400 seats, is nationally renowned for its performances. Secondly, Dance East not only puts on some fantastic shows but there are also daily lessons and clubs for all abilities. Thirdly, The Ipswich regent has been hosting live bands and comedians for many years. Even the beetles visited on a couple of occasions. One of the local’s favourites is the red rose chain who re-enact Shakespeare through open-air concerts in the forest at Jimmie’s farm.

For more information on the housing market in Ipswich, reach out to our local property professional. Alternatively, for the Ipswich Area Guide tourist website, click here.


Ipswich is a town in Suffolk, a county in eastern England. Set on the River Orwell, its waterfront is lined with cafes, galleries and shops, and the 19th-century Old Custom House, which recalls the city’s maritime history. Next to Christchurch Park, the 500-year-old Christchurch Mansion has a Tudor kitchen and the Wolsey Art Gallery.
ipswich area guide

Things to do

There is some fantastic places to go and things to do in Ipswich and the surrounding area. For more information click here.

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