A new series of “Afternoon Tea Walks” has been prepared by Ipswich Tourist Guides. These popular Guided Walks will run from January to April with each walk exploring a particular theme or aspect of the town’s heritage. To make it extra special each walk will conclude in one of the towns great tea rooms where walkers will enjoy refreshments and a further opportunity to chat with their Guide.
The series commences on Thursday 28th January, at 2pm with a walk entitled “Our Glorious Churches” which will look at Ipswich’s beautiful churches – thanks to the wealth of the town’s medieval merchants – the town’s pilgrimage site, visited by Henry VIII and the turbulent times of our great Cardinal, Thomas Wolsey. Other great themes will discover Georgian Ipswich, the town’s Maritime heritage, and – on International Women’s Day – the part that some remarkable women have played in the history and development of Ipswich.
Tickets cost just £8.00 per person per walk, which includes refreshments, and must be booked in advance. A full colour leaflet with details of all the walks, and how to book, is available from Ipswich Tourist Information Centre, St Stephens Church, St Stephens Lane. Telephone 01473 258070, email email@example.com or visit
The complete diary of this season’s Afternoon Tea Walks is below. All walks start at the Tourist Information Centre at 2.00pm.
Thursday 28th January – Our Glorious Churches.
Friday 12th February – Dickens in Ipswich
Wednesday 24th February – Signs & Wonders
Tuesday 8th March – Remarkable Women of Ipswich
Wednesday 16th March – Discovering Georgian Ipswich
Friday 8th April – Maritime Matters
Tuesday 26th April – Colourful Characters and Fascinating Facts