Your Guide to Ipswich
Seckford Hall Hotel is located just 3 miles from the county town of Ipswich and its stunning surrounding countryside. It is ideally situated as a business hotel, with its close proximity to the town centre of Ipswich and only a mile from BT Adastral Park in Martlesham Heath.
Trains from London Liverpool Street reach Ipswich in just over an hour. If travelling by car the A12 from London and the South and the A14 from the Midlands and the North are the main major trunk roads into the area. London Stansted Airport is only 50 miles from Ipswich and coachlinks are offered by National Express on a regular basis.
The delightful market towns of Woodbridge, Framlingham and Wickham Market are a stones throw from the hotel and the seaside resorts of Southwold, Aldeburgh and Felixstowe are reached in less than ½ hour.
Ipswich itself is steeped in history and is a developing county town. There are major housing and business developments in the town. University College Suffolk is relocating the Dockside area in the next 18 months and there are major businesses in the town such as AXA and Willis Insurance giants. Just in and around Ipswich there is a chance to stroll along the developing waterfront with its bars and restaurants and the delightful streets adjacent offering a mix of designer boutiques, restaurants and interesting shops. The main town centre offers a mix of individual shops to larger department stores and a walk into areas such as Dial Lane, The Buttermarket and The Walk is well worth a visit to see the magnificent bygone architecture of the town. The town also has two large shopping Centres; Tower Ramparts and The Buttermarket for undercover shopping.
When visiting Ipswich there is plenty of entertainment on offer. A large multi screen cinema, nightclubs, shops, bars and restaurants surround the town. There are many historical points of interest, The Thomas Wolsey Gate, historical docks area and the Ipswich museum.
Whether it is entertainment, history or shopping below are some suggestions for your visit.
Ipswich Museum – See stunning Victorian and Natural History exhibitions and many displays charting the history of the area.
Ipswich Transport Museum – Over 100 major exhibits housed in the 1937 trolleybus depot.
Martlesham Heath Control Tower – A museum full of aviation history and once a Royal Air Force Station – Open Sundays only.
Languard Fort, Felixstowe – The last fort in England to have repelled a full-scale invasion attempt. Built by Henry the Eighth.
Orwell River Cruises – Cruise the Orwell from the historic Ipswich Waterfront.
Christchurch Mansion – A Tudor mansion home to the largest collection of Gainsborough and Constable paintings outside of London.
Whether you choose to visit Ipswich as a town or the surrounding areas you are never far from seeing some of the most stunning villages and countryside that Suffolk has to offer.
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