The Old Times Guest House (Suffolk)
Situated just 10 minutes’ drive from the centre of Ipswich, The Old Times Guest House offers free WiFi and free onsite parking. This historic family-run property offers a pub restaurant and is just 5 minutes’ walk from Derby Road Railway Station.
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- Holywells Park, a 67-acre area of parkland including ponds and woods near the industrial docks in Ipswich. Holywells Park provides:a water play facility (summertime only) a bowling green a children’s play area. open space to relax and enjoyThere are 4 entrances to the park, they are Cliff Lane, Myrtle Rd, Bishop’s Hill and Nacton Rd, Parking is available from access through the Cliff Lane gate and there is also limited parking along Myrtle Rd. History: In 1935 the land at Holywells was presented to the people of Ipswich by Lord Woodbridge and then opened to the public in 1936, much of the manor is now lost with only the stable block remaining.
- Ipswich Waterfront is a large-scale retail and housing development on the quayside in Ipswich, Suffolk. Once known as the biggest wet dock in Europe, the Waterfront is now one of the largest single regeneration projects in England. The former industrial dock houses luxury apartment blocks, shops, bars and restaurants, hotels as well as businesses that have relocated their offices to the quayside. The University of Suffolk has even set up one of their campuses here. Visitors to Ipswich’s Waterfront can enjoy a year-round programme of events including markets and fayres, the Ipswich Waterfront Maritime Festival and a choice of boat cruises and barge trips; www.waterfrontaction.co.uk
- The Regent Theatre is a theatre and concert venue in the heart of Ipswich in Suffolk, with a capacity of 1500 people. Opened in 1929, the Regent is East Anglia’s largest theatre and has a year-round programme of local and national theatre and concert programmes to attract visitors from miles around.
- The Old Custom House is a grade II listed building at the waterfront in Ipswich, Suffolk. First opened in 1845, the Old Custom House is a reminder of how important river trade was to Ipswich. The impressive Victorian dockside building, designed in the classical style, is now the home of the Ipswich Port Authority.
- Christchurch Mansion is a stately home within Christchurch Park. A Grade I listed building, the mansion houses a collection of pottery and glass, a contemporary art gallery and a collection of paintings by artists including John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough. There are rooms preserved as past inhabitants would have known them, complete with original items of fine clothing. The house sits within a 70 acres (280,000 m2) public park which features many beautiful trees, rolling lawns and ponds.
- The Suffolk Ski & Leisure Park is a sports activity centre in Wherstead, south of Ipswich in Suffolk. The main focus for ski and snowboard activity across East Anglia, the centre offers a range of different outdoor experiences such as skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, climbing and golf. The dry ski slope, indoor climbing wall and golf driving range all prove very popular for visitors. The Suffolk Leisure Park holds lessons and training courses for those wanting to get to know the individual sports a little better. On site, you’ll also find a bar and restaurant, making it a great day out for everyone. The Park is open throughout the year www.suffolkskicentre.co.uk
- Jimmy’s Farm is a family attraction in the Suffolk countryside, a few miles south of Ipswich. Owned and run by pig farmer and TV presenter, Jimmy Doherty, Jimmy’s Farm has a wealth of things to do and see, making it a great day out for young and old. Meet the animals on the petting farm (including pigs, sheep, alpacas, goats and chickens), go on the nature trail, stroll along the woodland walk and marvel at the butterflies in the Butterfly House. Visitors can also pick up local produce, including meat from the farm, at the on-site shop or sample it at the Farm’s restaurant. Jimmy’s Farm is open all year round: jimmysfarm.com
- Alton Water is the largest area of inland water in Suffolk. Activities include:For those interested in wildlife, Alton Water Park hosts a variety of interesting waterfowl, especially in winter. New conservation zones and bird hides have been established to increase biodiversity with the help of local conservation volunteers. An eight-mile cycle and pedestrian route. This is hilly in places and can get muddy when we have rain. Fishing with bream and pike the most popular quarry. Day and season permits are available. Watersports Centre provides excellent sailing, windsurfing or diving facilities.Stutton has the main car park is close to the visitor centre and all facilities including cafe. Other car parks are situated around the lake.
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