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Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

It’s easy to visit Christchurch Mansion car-free. The train station is 25-minutes away by foot, or you can take a bus half way.

Trains run to Ipswich from: London Liverpool Street (80 mins), Stratford International (75 mins), Shenfield (80 mins), Colchester (20 mins), Bury St Edmunds (30 mins), Norwich (40 mins) and other nearby towns.

Buses run to Ipswich from: Needham Market (30 mins), Stowmarket (45 mins), Felixstowe (45 mins) and other local towns, plus coaches from London.

Check out our recommended route (below) and then use our journey planner (above) for door-to-door train, bus and walking routes.

For money-saving tips see our handy guides to trainsbuses and transport in Suffolk.

Greater Anglia Rail has a range of train ticket discounts and offers at events and attractions.

When you travel by train, an Ipswich PlusBus tickets gives you unlimited travel around the city. Or, find the cheapest bus tickets for you from Check prices with First Eastern Counties (buses 59, 64, 65, 70, 75, 77, 88 and 116).

Scenic East Suffolk Lines bring you to Ipswich from seaside and country stations with nearby walks. You can listen to an audio tour of the branch from Felixstowe, and an audio tour of the branch from Lowestoft.

Scenic bus 64 runs from Aldeburgh to Ipswich.

Cycle routes National Routes 1 and 51 and the Wolf Way pass through Ipswich. Plan your route here, and find out more about cycling in Ipswich.

Footpaths in Christchurch park are shown on these illustrated and Google maps of the mansion grounds.

There are many Ipswich town walking routes, including: the East Suffolk Line Walk, Gipping Valley River Path and Stour and Orwell walk to Shotley. The Sandlings to Southwold, Kesgrave Outer Ring and Fynn Valley Walk start near Ipswich.

Taxis can be booked ahead with Hawk Express Cabs – 01473222222 for the Ipswich train station taxi rank.

Find accessibility information for transport and Christchurch Mansion.

Discover more offers and days out in Suffolk Good Journey County.

If you live locally, learn about travel from Bourne View or Ridleys Orchard areas of Ipswich.

About Christchurch Mansion

Christchurch Mansion in Ipswich is a splendid Tudor mansion nestled within the serene Christchurch Park. Visitors can immerse themselves in the rich history and art of the region through its extensive collection of works by Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable, explore meticulously recreated period rooms spanning from the Tudor kitchen to the Georgian saloon, and enjoy a diverse programme of events and exhibitions throughout the year. The mansion is set amidst picturesque parkland, offering a tranquil escape into nature, with family-friendly activities and interactive displays enhancing the visitor experience.

For any queries about visiting contact Christchurch Mansion on 01473 433554 or museums@colchester.gov.uk

Address: Christchurch Mansion, Soane Street Ipswich Suffolk IP4 2BE. Visit Website