S U F F O L K
Founded in the sixth century, Ipswich is a port city at the point where the river Gipping meets the estuary of the River Orwell. Originally called Gippeswic, it has been on the map since the Stone Age and was both a Roman and Anglo-Saxon settlement before being chartered as a town in 1200 by King John. Relics from the Romans and Anglo-Saxons can be found in the Ipswich Museum.
Of note architecturally are the Tudor Christ church Mansion, a 16th century house that is now a museum with period rooms and paintings by Constable and Gainsborough. In the Butter Market is the Ancient House, an excellent example of carved plasterwork dating to the 15th century.
Ipswich Life - hotels to shops pubs and restaurants, site updated hourly
Ipswich Borough Council Home page includes history, heritage, Ipswich today and somewhat thin tourist information.
Ipswich Information Online
Knowhere Guide To Ipswich A users guide to the city.