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Waterfront Walk

A Waterfront Wander guided walk has been arranged for this Sunday, 3rd August, which will feature the history and architecture of Ipswich Waterfront and the part played by the port in the development of the town.

The walk will start from outside the Old Custom House on the Waterfront at 10.30am. The walk has been arranged by Ipswich Tourist Guides and will last approximately 90 minutes. The cost is just £3 per person and tickets can be purchased in advance from the Ipswich Tourist Information Centre or, on the day, from the guide.

Ipswich was formed more than 1,500 years ago at the lowest bridging point of the river and its fortunes have very much been influenced by its maritime history and connections. For centuries, Ipswich was a “king’s port” and was renowned for ship building. Tudor Ipswich merchants were among the first to circumnavigate the globe and settle in the New World. The walk will explore this history and look at recent developments on the Waterfront.

Information and ideas for a great day out are available from the Tourist Information Centre, St. Stephen’s Church, tel: 01473 258070, email tourist@ipswich.gov.uk

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