Local Links


The location of the Ipswich Hotel allows easy access into Ipswich town centre, the Marina and direct access onto the main A12 and A14 providing routes into Gt.Yarmouth, Felixstowe and Bury St. Edmunds.

Whether you’re on a business trip, a leisure break or a one night stay, the Ipswich Hotel and surrounding areas provide something for everyone. Local countryside walks, the village pub or country cricket matches. All within walking distance of the Hotel.



Visit the town of Ipswich, home to the ‘Tractor Boys’ football club. Browse the town’s many quality shops. Partake of its numerous cafes, restaurants and bars. You could take a leisurely boat trip up the river Orwell or walk along the regenerated waterfront and enjoy a drink or meal at one of its many bustling eateries.


Jimmy's Farm

Why not take a trip out to Jimmy’s Farm, (approximately 3 miles away) and try to spot our local celebrity Jimmy Doherty. The farm has rare pig, cattle and sheep breeds. Also there is a stunning nature trail.


Suffolk Show

A must visit is the annual Suffolk Show, which is held in June. From livestock, gardening, food and drink, to live music, the ever popular Suffolk Show offers something for everyone.


Christchurch Park

Take a walk around Christchurch Park, with its beautiful grounds and magnificent mansion or take a stroll around the town’s museum.



You could take a half an hour drive to Colchester, the oldest recorded town in England and explore its historic Castle grounds. Colchester zoo is a perfect day out for all the family.


Flatford & Dedham Vale

Discover Flatford and Dedham Vale, made famous by the artist John Constable. There are several other National Trust properties within the area.



For coastal lovers there is Felixstowe, Aldeburgh, Southwold and Dunwich. Enjoy a bracing walk along their beaches, or partake of a picnic on the cliff top.



The destinations are endless. You will definitely want to return for further visits.
Reception will be happy to provide you with information on where you want to visit.