Destination guide

The historical area of Ipswich awaits your stay

Enjoy the area's history, culture and theatre scene with a rental holiday home in Ipswich. This welcoming city is known for its entertainment, sporting events and churches. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Ipswich

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Ipswich has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Chantry Park (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Jimmy's Farm (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Ufford Park Golf Course (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Walton Pier (15.4 mi / 24.7 km)
  • Clacton Pier (18.6 mi / 30 km)
  • Colchester Zoo (19.2 mi / 30.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Ipswich

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Ipswich is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Chantry Park (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Trinity Park Conference and Events Centre (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Adastral Park (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Helmingham Hall (8.2 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Felixstowe Seafront Gardens (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Rendlesham Forest Centre (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Ipswich

The nearest airport is in London (STN-Stansted), located 39.6 mi (63.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Cambridge (CBG), which is 42.7 mi (68.8 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Ipswich Station, Ipswich (IPW-Ipswich Train Station) and Derby Road Station are the main stations that serve the city.

What are the top holiday rentals in or near Ipswich?

Whether you're seeking a cosy escape for you and your boo or somewhere spacious to fit friends and family, you'll find some top holiday rentals in and around Ipswich. Here are a couple to start you off:

  • Around 20 miles from the centre of Ipswich, it's difficult to beat "Wonderfully Equipped 2 Bedroom Apartment In Central Aldeburgh". It has 2 bedrooms and a host of amenities including coffee and tea making facilities and cookware, dishware and utensils.
  • "Pretty Cottage Studio Set In Lovely Countryside Close To The Heritage Coast" is another top pick, offering 1 bedroom, a playground, a DVD player and more. It's around 25 miles from Ipswich.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Ipswich holiday rental for you.

What are the top-rated holiday rentals for weekend getaways in or near Ipswich?

There's nothing quite like a short break to reset your batteries. If you're ready for some good old-fashioned R&R, these highly rated weekend getaways in and around Ipswich make the ideal base for a mini break:

  • If exploring nature is a top priority for you, book a night or two at "Toothbrush Apartments - Central Ipswich". Around 0.1 miles southwest of Ipswich, it's near Ufford Park Golf Course and Knettishall Heath Country Park. Top amenities at this getaway include free WiFi and a hair dryer.
  • "Toothbrush Apartments - 2 Bed 2 Bath" is also ideal for a whirlwind getaway. Located about 0.1 miles to the south of Ipswich, this holiday rental offers amenities like a theme park and a nearby beach. Lavenham Falconry and Orford Beach should be on your itinerary if you stay here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Ipswich?

Get a taste of the vibe and culture of Ipswich from the comfort of your own studio apartment. Whether you want to take time out on your own or have fun with a few buddies, you'll find the ideal studio apartment in and around Ipswich:

  • Make "Pretty Cottage Studio Set In Lovely Countryside Close To The Heritage Coast" your home for a week or more. This wonderful holiday rental features amenities including golf and free toiletries.
  • Another excellent option is "Toothbrush Apartments - Central Ipswich". Make the most of a kitchen, an elevator and other amenities during your stay.

When you're ready to walk out of your studio apartment and discover the highlights, there's lots to keep you occupied around Ipswich. Love cultural attractions? Don't miss Haverhill Arts Centre and West Stow Country Park and Anglo Saxon Village.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Ipswich?

Every once in a while, you just need to escape from it all, even if it's only for a few days or so. Enjoy a delightful mix of sightseeing and relaxation at one of these short-term rentals in or around Ipswich:

  • If you're eager to be near the action, "Toothbrush Apartments - Central Ipswich" will be just the ticket. It's within reach of the heart of Ipswich and a superb base to explore sights like EmZo and Cotton Mechanical Music Museum.
  • Sleep, relax and explore from "Toothbrush Apartments - Central Ipswich", another terrific option. Carters Teapots and Suffolk Owl Sanctuary should be on your itinerary when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Ipswich?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend rendezvous. If you're eager to spend a couple of relaxing evenings away with your sweetie, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Ipswich that will get your heart racing:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a couple of passionate nights at "Wonderfully Equipped 2 Bedroom Apartment In Central Aldeburgh". Roughly 20 miles from Ipswich, it comes with lots of nice touches, including a fireplace and outdoor furniture.
  • Otherwise, spend a few magical days enjoying each other's company at "Pretty Cottage Studio Set In Lovely Countryside Close To The Heritage Coast", around 25 miles from Ipswich. Beauty services and shopping facilities will help set the mood for romance.

What's the best place to stay if you're looking to rent a house for a weekend in or near Ipswich?

If you're after somewhere to relax as well as go sightseeing, Shotley Gate is an excellent choice. It's about 7 miles to the southeast of Ipswich. Freston is another tempting spot perfect for weekend escapes. Browse our holiday homes in this area, which is around 4 miles south of central Ipswich.

What are the best large group holiday rentals in or near Ipswich?

Big groups mean massive fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll comfortably fit your whole crew. Check out our large group holiday rentals in or around Ipswich and get everybody together under the one roof:

  • Offering privacy, space and comfort, you'll get everyone's nod of approval at "Seaside Luxury House On The Suffolk Heritage". Up to 14 people can be accommodated at this escape which has 5 bedrooms, a kitchen and off-street parking options. You'll discover it around 18 miles to the northeast of Ipswich.
  • Invite up to 12 of your dearest friends to "Fabulous, Flexible And" and fill its spaces with love and laughter. This popular option has 6 bedrooms and is around 19 miles to the northeast of Ipswich. It's packed with features to keep large groups occupied, such as a kitchen and a fireplace.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Ipswich?

Nothing screams fun like a pool does. Blow up your inflatable doughnut and check out these rental houses in or near Ipswich that come with this added perk:

  • Welcome to "Magnificent Grade Ii Listed Medieval House", where your top priority will be hanging out by the pool. Amenities such as a TV and a toaster help make this retreat a guest favourite.
  • Spend leisurely holiday days splashing around or finding some peaceful moments beside the water at "Little Oakland - Two Bedroom House". This property is another sought-after option and comes with a TV, a fridge and more.

Not sure what to pack for your Ipswich escape? This enticing destination has an oceanic climate. In summer, expect average temperatures ranging from 55null to 70null. Look up our range of Ipswich holiday rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more inspiration on where to stay.

What are the best large family holiday rentals in or near Ipswich?

You'll always have more fun sharing those special memories with the people closest to your heart. Whether you're organising a family reunion or getting away with your best friends, Vrbo has a large holiday rental that suits you. Here are two of our best in and around Ipswich:

  • Get your nearest and dearest together at "Magnificent Grade Ii Listed Medieval House", which has 13 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 guests. This escape is located 1 mile to the southeast of Ipswich and comes with amenities such as free toiletries and towels.
  • "Highview House - 5 Bed Home In Constable County" also offers the space you need to connect with loved ones. This option is around 7 miles to the southwest of Ipswich, and accommodates as many as 10 guests in its 5 bedrooms. A pool table and a garden will help keep everyone content and comfortable.

When it's time to explore, there are lots of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone happy and entertained. Jimmy's Farm, Africa Alive! And Southwold Pier should be at the top of your agenda.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Ipswich?

Cosy up with the kiddos in a family cabin rental in or near Ipswich and make some beautiful memories together. Here are some we think you'll love:

  • "Cabin - Paddock End Summary" - This popular getaway offers coffee and tea making facilities and a kitchen and is about 8 miles northeast of central Ipswich.
  • "The Retreat Log Cabin" - Another great option, this holiday rental comes with childrens activities, a TV and more. You'll find it around 13 miles to the west of Ipswich.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Ipswich holiday rental that's perfect for your needs.