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You can now go on a guided afternoon tea walk in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 13:05 31 January 2018

(c) Owen Thurtle, Ipswich Tourist Guides Association

(c) Owen Thurtle, Ipswich Tourist Guides Association


Run by the Ipswich Tourist Guides Association, these themed walks explore some of the town’s most important places and end with refreshments in one of Ipswich’s top cafes

Throughout late winter and into spring these guided walks will give you fascinating insights into the town’s long and complex history. There’s also no better way to round off a walk than a lovely cup of tea and some sweet or savoury treats.

Every walk will follow a different theme and look at different parts of Ipswich, meaning you’ll learn something different with each walk you embark on.

Upcoming themes include ‘The Wonderful Women of Ipswich’, ‘Law and Disorder’, ‘Ipswich Medics’ and many more.

(c) Owen Thurtle, Ipswich Tourist Guides Association (c) Owen Thurtle, Ipswich Tourist Guides Association

Starting from Ipswich Tourist Information Centre, the walks take 90 minutes and includes refreshments at one of the area’s many top-quality cafes in the £8 admission.

Previous themes have included ‘People behind the Plaques’ – a look at the many blue plaques around the town – and ‘An Ipswich Almanac’ where you’re taken around the sites of key events in the town’s history and development.

Every walk begins at 2pm and tickets can be purchased through the Ipswich Regent & Corn Exchange site here. Tickets can also be bought from Ipswich Tourist Information Centre.

(c) Owen Thurtle, Ipswich Tourist Guides Association (c) Owen Thurtle, Ipswich Tourist Guides Association

Keep an eye on the Ipswich Tourist Guides Association Facebook page for full event details on the themes listed below.

February 7: Happy Birthday Mr Dickens

February 16: Wolsey’s Angels

February 22: William Leggett’s Legacy

March 8: The Wonderful Women of Ipswich

March 16: From Clothier to Cromwell Square

March 20: Authors, Artists, Poets and Performers

March 27: Ipswich Medics

April 5: Short on Distance, Long on History

April 10: Ipswich Entertains, Past and Present

April 25: Law and Disorder


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