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With its close proximity to many of Ipswich's biggest attractions, the Ramada Encore Ipswich is the perfect place to stay with your family, loved one or friends for an action packed weekend away.

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Ipswich has a lot of activities to offer people which are of little to no cost, in order to enhance the visitor experience to the town. Whether you want to visit the open spaces of one of Ipswich’s many parks, or whether you want to experience some of the history of the town in one of the many museums Ipswich has something to offer everyone.

Christchurch Mansion

Discover 500 years of history in the beautiful Christchurch Mansion, set amidst a wonderful park. See period rooms from the 16th through to the 19th century and have fun exploring the past.

Plus you can see the finest collection of Constable paintings outside of London.

Free admission
Opening Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-5pm

Ipswich Museum, High Street

Explore Ipswich's past with stories that will inspire you. This fascinating and unique museum gives you the opportunity to meet the famous woolly mammoth and Rosie the Rhino. Go on a journey through Roman and Saxon Ipswich and take a trip down the Nile in the Egyptian Gallery.

Free admission
Opening Times: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm

Art School Gallery

The Ipswich Art School Gallery shows exhibitions of international importance and provides a unique stage for local artists to show their work and to showcase the region's artistic talents. The major focus is for thought-provoking modern and contemporary collections.

Free admission
Opening Times: Tuesday - Saturday - 10am-5pm

Town Hall Galleries

Visit the Town Hall Galleries in this grand and historic venue right in the heart of the town centre. The varied programme includes frequently changing exhibitions to suit all ages and tastes. Includes the Suffolk Craft Society Gallery and shop where you can buy quality contemporary craft items by local artists.

Free admission
Opening times: Tuesday - Saturday - 10am-5pm

Blue Plaque Tour

Walk around Ipswich town observing the famous people who have lived in Ipswich.The Ipswich Society has installed a number of blue plaques in the town which is their version of the English Heritage Blue Plaques seen elsewhere in Britain. The blue plaques make visitors aware of the famous people who have resided in our town, there are 18 Blue Plaques situated around the town. Each one of these will provide you with a brief overview of the notable person’s background in addition to when they lived in Ipswich. If you wish to download the leaflet please do so here.


Artathon is five different maps that provide people with various routes around the town to take in the various pieces of art and public sculptures on the streets of Ipswich. The sculptures represent Ipswich's maritime, industrial and sporting heritage, both through the artwork and the landscape that you pass through. The trail offers a variety of environments to enjoy, including Christchurch Park, the regenerated Waterfront and the town centre. These will be a perfect way to see Ipswich in a different light!


Ipswich Town Football Club
Home to Ipswich town football club, we are the closest hotel in town to the stand only 0.25 miles away


The Regent Theatre
Local theatre featuring top names, just 1 mile away from the hotel

The New Wolsey Theatre
Local charity run theatre featuring some fabulous new and established talent, just 0.75 miles from the hotel

Foxhall Stadium
Foxhall Stadium is the home of the major championships offered by Spedeworth including National Hot Rod World Championship and the annual Spedeweekend event. Just 3 miles away.


Felixstowe beach/ coastal town

The famous coastal town of Felixstowe, lovely for a family day at the beach or just a lovely stroll along the promenade, just 12 miles away


Aldeburgh Music
A place of energy and inspiration for music and the arts: World-renowned as an outstanding year-round performance centre, Aldeburgh is also a place where artists at all stages of their career can be inspired and energized. With inspirational scenery, a rich musical heritage and the time and space for musicians and audience to discover, create and explore, Aldeburgh is the place to help artists reach their full potential and define their own musical landscape.