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Ipswich Sights and Landmarks Guide, United Kingdom


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Ipswich is a famous town that is located on the banks of the river Orwell. It is one of the many old towns in the United Kingdom, and had been a prominent trading centre many centuries ago. There are many sights and attractions in the town, which are worth seeing and found to attract a great number of visitors to the town each year.

There are many sights worth seeing in Ipswich, however for your convenience, some of the most popular sights have been listed here.

Ancient House

One of the many old buildings that are to be found in Ipswich, Ancient House is also popularly known as the Sparrows House. The building dates back to the 15th century and is known for its ornate plasterwork. At the front portion of the building is seen to exhibit, the coat of arms of King Charles II.

Christchurch Mansion

This beautiful Tudor mansion was built in the year 1548 and houses paintings by the famous British artists John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough. The building also exhibits paintings by artists from Suffolk and houses wonderful collections of ceramics and furniture.

Ipswich Transport Museum

The Ipswich Transport Museum exhibits a wide range of vehicles, which were either built in Ipswich, or were used there. There are a wide range of exhibits from prams, cycles, fire engines, buses and horse-drawn carriages. The museum also houses a lot of photographs along with several railway models and models of water transport.

Wingfield Castle

The Wingsfield Castle was built in the year 1384 by Michael de la Pole. It is a really beautiful castle and has angle-towers as well as a gatehouse. The whole castle is surrounded by a moat and also provided with a drawbridge that can be used to get across the moat.

Needham Lake and Nature Reserve

The Needham Lake is located on the banks of the Gipping. A variety of amphibians and birds can be found there. To allow tourists have a look at the wildlife, there is a path that runs along the lake and into the reserve. Enough arrangements are made to allow visitors to have their own picnics on the banks of the River Gipping. Model boating and canoeing is allowed in the lake.

Tolly Cobbold Brewery

This brewery was initially built in the 18th century and thereafter rebuilt two times in the 1890s. By taking a tour of the brewery, visitors can get an idea about the different processes that are involved in brewing. Visitors can see the Victorian steam engine that is used to run the different equipments in the brewery, as well as a boiling copper that was built in the year 1723. It is regarded to be the oldest brewing vessel in UK that is in a working condition.

The above mentioned places and many other attractions make Ipswich a must see town in United Kingdom.

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