Guided walks around Ipswich 2013

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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