Guided walks around Ipswich Public walks are available from May to September on Tuesdays and Thursdays, occasional Saturdays and Wednesday evenings. Walks commence at the Tourist Information Centre, have a duration of approximately 90 minutes and cost £3 per person. Please refer to the tables on this leaflet for walk titles and times. Group Walks for Clubs and Societies may be pre-booked for any time of the year. Tours are arranged to suit your group’s requirements and booked through the Tourist Information Centre. The cost is £3 per head with a minimum charge of £30. Parties are limited to 20 persons per guide. Group Walks for Schools Teachers can pre-book walks themed to fit a particular study topic. The charge for this service is £3 per child - accompanying teachers and helpers free. Armchair Walks are illustrated talks given by an Ipswich Tourist Guide at the host venue. Booked through the Tourist Information Centre there is a selection of titles to choose from. The cost is £35 for a one hour presentation Childrens Walks with fun themes, such as Horrible History are available, at a cost of £3 per child, some school holiday, and are featured in Ipswich Borough Council’s Summer Holidays brochure, in the press and available from the Tourist Information Centre. Special Themed Walks take place throughout the year and may include special features or refreshments in a local restaurant. Ask at the Tourist Information Centre or watch the press for details. Heritage Open Days Walks scheduled for this special weekend will be free of charge. See panel on this leaflet. About Ipswich Ipswich has a rich heritage from its Anglo Saxon origins through a prosperous medieval age, an industrial 19th century to today’s revival of the historic waterfront. Hear all about it on a guided walk with an Ipswich Town Guide. We offer a variety of walks bringing different aspects of this history to life. Follow in the footsteps of Henry VIII to the Shrine of our Lady, discover famous people connected with the town from Darwin and Dickens to Nelson and Giles. See where Thomas Wolsey was planning a major college in the town of his birth, marvel at medieval churches or visit one of the finest and oldest Meeting Houses in the Country. Visit the remains of a powerful priory or pause at an ancient, hidden, Jewish cemetery. Enjoy stunning architecture representing centuries of styles from Tudor merchants homes and Victorian grandeur to a modern, Norman Foster masterpiece. Discover how Ipswich merchants and maritime adventurers were amongst the first to circumnavigate the globe and settle in the New World. IPSWICH TOURIST GUIDES ASSOCIATION Guided walks around Ipswich 2013 Our Guides all have their own styles and while we cannot change the history the anecdotes and different information always provide an entertaining walk. Tickets and Information: Ipswich Tourist Information Centre St Stephen’s Church St Stephen’s Lane Ipswich IP1 1DP t: 01473 258070 e: [email protected] visit: www.visit-ipswich.com DISCLAIMER Ipswich Tourist Guides Association reserve the right to change walks without notice due to prevailing conditions on the day. Ipswich Tourist Guides Association accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to property or injury to persons. All public walks begin at 2.15 pm at the Tourist Information Centre (unless otherwise stated) reflections on the past, present and future All walks start at the Tourist Information Centre All walks start at the Tourist Information Centre All walks start at the Tourist Information Centre and cost £3 per person unless stated otherwise All walks £3 per person TUESDAYS 2.15pm DATE All walks £3 per person THURSDAYS 2.15pm DATE 30 April Introduction to Ipswich 2 May Waterfront via Fore Street 7 May Remarkable Women 9 May Town Centre 14 May Victoriana 16 May Waterfront via St Peter’s Street 21 May They Came, They Saw, They Stayed 23 May Westgate 28 May Charles Dickens in Ipswich 30 May Waterfront via Fore Street 4 June Right Royal Connections 6 June Northgate 11 June A-ppeal of Churches 13 June Waterfront via St Peter’s Street 18 June Bountiful Benefactors 20 June Jewels in the Crown 25 June The Writing is on the Walls 27 June Waterfront Art & Architecture 2 July Sculpture Trail 4 July A Question of Art 9 July Education Past & Present 11 July Town Centre 16 July Ipswich Street Names Old & New 18 July Waterfront via Fore Street 23 July Wolsey Makes His Mark 25 July Westgate 30 July Authors, Artists, Poets & Performers 1 August Waterfront via St Peter’s Street 6 August Explorers & Adventurers 8 August Northgate 13 August Priors & Bailiffs 15 August Waterfront via Fore Street 20 August Victorian Law & Order 22 August Town Centre 27 August Barley, Beer & Brewing 29 August Waterfront via St Peter’s Street 3 Sept What The Dickens! 5 Sept Westgate 10 Sept Marvels Of Medieval Ipswich 12 Sept Waterfront via Fore Street 17 Sept From Dock to Designer Developments 19 Sept Northgate 24 Sept Medieval Marvels - Ipswich Churches 26 Sept Waterfront via St Peter’s Street DATE WEDNESDAY EVENING WALKS 7.00pm A Lighter Look at Ipswich Windows, Walls and so much more Blue Plaques - Walk with the Famous Horrible History for Grown Ups 8 May 5 June 3 July 7 Aug Join our summer evening walks. Places must be booked in advance - contact the Tourist Information Centre. SATURDAY 14 & SUNDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 10.30am HERITAGE OPEN DAY - FREE WALKS Join our free guided walks - part of the annual Europewide feast of heritage and architecture. SATURDAY 28 DECEMBER 10.30am CHRISTMAS WALK Wrap up warm for our annual festive season walk. SUFFOLK WALKING FESTIVAL 11 MAY-2 JUNE IPSWICH WALKS DATE TIME 14 May 15 May 18 May 22 May 29 May 31 May 1 June 2.15pm Flights of Fancy Dickens & 19th century Ipswich 7pm 2.15pm They Suffered for their Faith 2.15pm Wolsey - The Man behind the King 10.30am Horrible History of Ipswich 2.15pm Wander to the Waterfront 2.15pm Colourful Ipswich Characters Ipswich is proud to be part of the annual Suffolk Walking Festival. Get your free brochure from the Tourist Information Centre for details, prices and how to book.
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