Ipswich has many art galleries, bars, restaurants and boutique shops that are extremely popular with locals and tourists. The Regent Theatre hosts many ballets, comedians, musical tributes and west end shows. Located in the town centre are also many public houses and unique wine bars including the Ipswich Jazz club, which host performances on every third Sunday of each month.

In terms of restaurants you will be spoilt for choice, as Ipswich has a wide range of eating establishments focusing on food from all over the world. The town is full of Chinese, Thai, Italian, Indian and Mexican restaurants as well as many grills and family eateries including, Frankie and Bennys, The Harvester and Nandos.
In terms of sport Ipswich has many golf clubs perfect for weekend breaks. Fox Hall Stadium also has many sporting events including speedway and stock car racing. The stadium also features a grandstand, terracing, catering and licensed club house lounges. Ipswich Town Football Club and nearby Suffolk ski centre, are also popular choices for sporting fanatics.


Due to its picturesque country setting, Ipswich is becoming increasingly popular for weddings. The town is ideal for couples wanting a budget wedding, as many hotels have many offers for weddings taking place on Fridays and Sundays. There are also many hotels ideal for those wanting to splash out on their wedding. The countryside setting makes Ipswich an ideal location for marquee weddings and there are also period buildings and farm houses available to rent for your wedding.

It couldnt be easier to arrange your wedding in Ipswich, with a wide range of designer dress shops, florists, photographers and drivers to choose from, Ipswich is the ideal town for wedding planning. Many hotels are also offering a wedding planner in with the price of your day, perfect for taking away the stress and worries that can arise during the organisation of your special day. Drive just a few minutes outside of Ipswich and you will find Felixstowe sea front, which also has a variety of hotels with stunning views, ideal for those who have that dream beach wedding in mind.


Ipswich is also an ideal town for business conferences, as it is located near Norwich, Colchester and Cambridge and has fantastic rail services. Many of the towns hotels are offering luxury conference rooms with excellent service. Many conference suits can sit up to 150 people and are equipped with internet access, LCD projectors, televisions, DVD players, fax machines, photocopiers, flip charts and secretarial services. There are many hotels which also offer smaller conference rooms, most of which also supply complimentary tea and coffee refills and buffets.

Treat a loved one

With Valentines Day and Mothers Day just around the corner, why not treat your loved one to a weekend break in Ipswich. Many of the luxury country hotels have several offers available, including A la carte 3 course dinners and lunches.

Getting to Ipswich

The major roads to Ipswich include the A12 from London and the South, and the A14 from any midlands or northern locations. All major rail links from London and Liverpool reach Ipswich in just over an hour, Northern rail links also connect with an Ipswich service at Peterborough. If you wish to travel by coach, National Express also offers many services to Ipswich from a wide range of UK locations.

Give yourself something to really look forward to and book your trip to Ipswich today.

Author's Bio: 

Claydon Country House Hotel offers superb affordable accommodation in Ipswich. The hotel features a beautiful Victorian styled dining room overlooking the picturesque gardens. Visit their website to view their wide range of facilities and to book.

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