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Ipswich Travel Guide, United Kingdom

Ipswich, UK - Overview

Ipswich is a town in Suffolk, England. It has neighboring towns of Harwich, Colchester and Felixstowe. Ipswich is one of the oldest towns in England, which has a very long history. In the Roman Times, it has great trade links with Netherland, France, Germany and many other countries of Europe. It was a major center of industries and religious places.

Ipswich has recently undergone a major gentrification program, which resulted in the establishments of many more industries, residential and commercial centers. Ipswich houses many historical buildings including Willis Building, Christchurch Mansion, Willis-Faber building, University Campus Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds and Arras Square etc. Ipswich is also regarded as one of the best tourism spots of United Kingdome.

The wonderful landmarks, historical and cultural importance of the town attract a large number of tourists from different parts of the world.  There are many spots and sights of tourism attraction including Ipswich Transport Museum, Ipswich Museum, Sir John Mills Theatre, Christchurch Park, Victorian St Mary le Tower, Portman Road stadium, Town Hall, Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich Museum and Eastern Angles theatre. The culture of the city is much similar to the other cities and town of United Kingdom.

New Wolsey Theatre and Regent Theatre are two most popular entertainment venues that delight the audiences with the contemporary performances, live musical shows and many other programs.

Politically, Ipswich is governed by the council.  The parliamentary constituencies are represented by Labour MP Chris Mole and MP Michael Lord.

Many major companies of the United Kingdom are headquartered in the town.  The major companies are Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies Ltd, British Telecom Research Laboratories, Fairline Yachts, Neptune Marina and British Sugar. The industrial development led to the job opportunities for local residents as well for the outsiders.

Ipswich is served by three major transportation mediums like road, rail and air. The Ipswich railway station is a junction point of many railway lines. The railway station is served by National Express East Anglia, which connects Ipswich with many cities and towns of the United Kingdom.

Local buses are operated by First Eastern Counties and Ipswich Buses.

Ipswich is also a major port station, which is served by Associated British Ports. The port of Ipswich is one of the busiest ports of the United Kingdom.

Football, cricket, rugby and gymnastic are the most popular sports of Ipswich. The newly built gymnastics centre of Ipswich is expected to be used in the 2012 Olympics. Ipswich is also home to a world class Foxhall Stadium

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