a station-by-station guide for UK tourist attractions


National Rail | station code IPS

Suffolk Offers & Links

Ipswich is 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. |

Public transport in Suffolk:

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

Holiday Cottages

If you plan to book a self-catering cottage in the countryside or a small village check the location carefully and remember to plan your grocery shopping.

Suffolk National Trust Holidays, East Anglia

Ipswich Museum ¾ mile

The history of Ipswich from Roman and Saxon times. Woolly mammoth. Egyptian Gallery. Tel. 01473 433551.
Open TWThFSSu 1000-1700.

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.

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.

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.
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 Ipswich Buses. 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.
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 Ipswich Buses. These buses pass Westerfield station.

Framlingham map