Adventures around IpswichSuffolk

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Great museums, boat trips, country walks and a foodie destination... Suffolk's county town has something for everyone. You can explore Ipswich all day with a PlusBus ticket. Just ask for it as an add-on when you buy your train ticket to add unlimited bus travel. Here are just three of the adventures you could have.

  • County: Suffolk
  • Great for: art | Art Gallery | boat trip | family fun | food and drink | museums | walking |
  • Refreshments: lots of fabulous restaurants, pubs and cafes
  • Please note: researched/updated in June 2023. If anything’s changed or you have more tips to share, do get in touch:
  1. 3. Meander through Martlesham

    Frequent buses run from Ipswich railway station to the village or Martlesham, meaning that all kinds of landscapes are within easy reach for walking within a few leafy miles.

    • Martlesham Common, with its gorse, heather and butterflies, is right next to the bus stop. It’s also very easy to access birdsong-filled miles of shady woodland and flower-bordered farm fields. Look out in summer for skylarks singing overhead and hares racing over the open ground.
    • With a slightly longer walk, you can reach winding Martlesham Creek, where oystercatchers forage, buntings hide in the reed beds, and old boats are half sunk in the green, sea-smelling mudflats. This five-mile circular walk takes them all in.
    • It’s very easy to get to Martlesham by bus. Bus 66 and bus 66A run roughly every 20 minutes between them (less frequent on Sundays) from Ipswich railway station to Martlesham. Bus 66 goes to Tesco, which is right next to Martlesham Common while bus 66A stops at Anson Road nearby.
    • If you need refreshments after your walk, the Black Tiles pub on Main Road, just across the common from Tesco, has a pleasant garden and food.