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History buffs will enjoy exploring Ipswich, and visitors give high marks for the top-notch restaurants. Cultural and welcoming, this city will delight tourists with its theatres, entertainment and sporting events. Top sights in the city include Ipswich Waterfront and Chantry Park.
- There are 83 hotels and other accommodation options in Ipswich
- The closest major airport is in London (STN-Stansted), 39.6 mi (63.8 km) from the city centre
- The next closest is in Cambridge (CBG), 42.7 mi (68.8 km) away
Sightseeing and Staying in Ipswich
Well known for its theatres, the city's cultural venues include Ipswich Waterfront, Ipswich Museum and Ipswich Regent Theatre. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Custom House, Ipswich Film Theatre, and Cornhill. The city's natural beauty is on display at Chantry Park, Trinity Park Conference and Events Centre and Alexandra Park.
One of the top places to see in the surrounding area is Colchester Zoo, located 19 mi (30.6 km) from the city centre.
Getting around Ipswich
If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from Ipswich Station, Derby Road Station or Westerfield Station. Ipswich might not have many public transport choices so consider a car rental to maximise your time.
Dressing for Ipswich
- Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 11°C during the day and 1°C at night
- From April to June, the average during the day is 20°C, whilst the average at night is 3°C
- July to September has daytime averages of 22°C with night-time averages of 9°C
- Between October and December, you can expect daytime averages of 16°C and night-time averages of 2°C
- About 21 millimetres of rain falls on Ipswich each year
- Usually August and July are the hottest months with an average of 21°C, whereas January and February are often coldest, averaging 1°C
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