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Ipswich

National Rail | station code IPS

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A major regional centre for East Anglia. The compact town centre (½ mile from station) is pedestrianised and easy to explore. There are frequent buses from the rail station to the town centre and bus stations.

www.ipswich.gov.uk | www.eastsuffolkline.com

Public transport in Suffolk: www.suffolkonboard.com

TI St Stephens Church, St Stephens Lane. Tel. 01473 258070.

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Ipswich Museum ¾ mile

he history of Ipswich from Roman and Saxon times. Woolly mammoth. Egyptian Gallery. Tel. 01473 433551.
Open TWThFSSu 1000-1700.
www.cimuseums.org.uk

Ipswich Art School Gallery ¾ mile

Exhibitions of international importance. The major focus is on modern and contemporary collections by local artists. Tel. 01473 433681.
Open TWThFSSu 1000-1700.
www.cimuseums.org.uk

Christchurch Mansion 1 mile

Displays cover 500 years. Period rooms from the 16th through to the 19th century. Constable paintings. Park. Tel. 01473 433554.
Open TWThFSSu 1000-1700.
www.cimuseums.org.uk

For Ipswich Transport Museum please see Derby Road station.

Ipswich map

Helmingham Hall Gardens by bus

The historic moated manor house, Helmingham Hall, has spectacular gardens with extensive borders, a knot garden, rose garden, orchard, walled kitchen garden and views of the surrounding deer park. Tearoom. Tel. 01473 890799.
Open May-mid Sep, TWTh (also Sun but no bus) 1200-1700. The house is not open.
www.helmingham.com
Bus 119 from Old Cattle Market Bus Station to entrance, look for the lodges and gates on the left a few minutes after Ashbocking. 22 minutes journey, M-S infrequent. Operated by Galloway. These buses pass Westerfield station.

Framlingham Castle EH by bus

A magnificent example of a late 12th century castle with imposing stone walls and crenellated towers. An exhibition tells the story of the Castle. Wall-walk with spectacular views. Museum of local history. Tel. 01728 724189.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1000-1800 (1700 in Oct). Nov-Mar, SSu 1000-1600.
www.english-heritage.org.uk
Bus 118/119 from Old Cattle Market Bus Station to Framlingham, 44 minutes journey. M-S about every 1½ hours. Return buses depart from different stops: 118 from Bridge Street, 119 from White Horse. Operated by Galloway. These buses pass Westerfield station.

Framlingham map