Welcome to Ipswich
The town is located in East Anglia about 10 miles away from the mouth of the River Orwell and the North Sea.
With over 1,000 years of maritime and agricultural history, Ipswich is full of historic sites ; nestled between two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Suffolk Coast and Heaths, and Dedham Vale - Ipswich is surrounded by the beautiful rural landscape of Suffolk countryside and coastline.
Ipswich has experienced a building boom in the early part of the 21st century. Construction has mainly concentrated around the former industrial dock which is now known as the Ipswich Waterfront and is a picturesque setting housing the town's impressive marina. Regeneration to the area has made it a hub of culture in Ipswich, the area boasts fine dining restaurants, a boutique hotel, and the new regional university, the University of Suffolk. Central Ipswich is home to the town's retail shopping and the historical town square, the Cornhill. The waterfront is located south of the town centre on the bend of the River Orwell.
Ipswich is one of the Haven Ports and is still a working port, handling several million tonnes of cargo each year.
History, culture, industry, sport and leisure - Ipswich has it all. Voted as the 7th most desirable place to live and work by Royal Mail in 2017. Buildings, theatres, museums and parks - perhaps the most well-known attraction is the Tudor house and park, Christchurch Mansion.
Being the county town of agricultural Suffolk, industry around Ipswich has had a strong farming bias with Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies Ltd, one of the most famous agricultural manufacturers, located in the town. This agricultural link is preserved in the Ipswich Town's Football Club nickname "The Tractor Boys".
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