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Ipswich Winter Walks

A brand new series of Guided Walks has been prepared by the Ipswich Blue Badge Tourist Guides to help bring the history of Ipswich to life. “Afternoon Tea Walks” will run from January to April, giving visitors and local people a chance to discover more about the town in what is traditionally the Guides “close season”.

Each of the eight walks will explore a particular theme or aspect of the town’s heritage and, to make it extra special, will conclude in one of the towns tea rooms where walkers will enjoy refreshments and a further opportunity to chat with their Guide. Walks include “Ramble Round the Ramparts” (looking at the clues to the towns Medieval defences still to be seen in buildings, road layout and street names), “Explorers and Adventurers” (tales of the town’s merchants and explorers who circumnavigated the globe, settled in the “New World” and more besides), “Dickens in Ipswich” (See the town that the great writer knew and used in many of his works) and “Extraordinary Women of Ipswich” (explore the lives and times of remarkable Ipswich women – from England’s first female aviator to writers and wartime bus drivers).

Tickets cost just £6 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 tourist@ipswich.gov.uk or visit www.visit-ipswich.com.

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