Life in the Suffolk town of Ipswich has always centred around the water, and with a rich maritime history and a waterfront bursting with bars, restaurants and shops, it''s easy to see why this bustling town holds such an attraction for visitors.
Families and couples will enjoy a relaxing break in Ipswich, but there is plenty to see and do here too. The Maritime Ipswich Festival takes place every year and is well worth checking out - you can expect live music, a beer festival, fireworks displays and street entertainment for all ages.
For those interested in art, head for the Tudor Christ Church Mansion, where you''ll find some of the best collection of the artists'' work outside London, including paintings by Gainsborough and Constable.
Another idea is to enjoy a leisurely boat trip with Orwell River Cruises, they also run evening cruises as the sun sets which is especially magical, particularly if you''re enjoying a romantic break. Of course, if it''s gourmet delights you are after, you''ll find plenty on the menu here to tempt you. The Suffolk Food Hall is the perfect place to pick up local produce and prepare a delicious meal back at your cosy Suffolk cottage, or visit Jimmy''s Farm, which was featured on the BBC.
You''ll find a lot to do here, so start your search for Ipswich holiday cottages today!