Destination guide

The culturally rich city of Ipswich awaits you

The area's culture and history are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Ipswich. This romantic city is known for its hiking, cycling and cross-country skiing. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Ipswich

Are you looking for attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Ipswich has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Wolf Hollow (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Mill River Winery (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Salem Willows Park (10 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Evergreen Valley Golf Course (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Salem Toy Museum (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Ski Bradford (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Ipswich

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Ipswich is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Crane Beach (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Parker River National Wildlife Refuge (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Plum Island (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Newbury Beach (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Long Hill (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Mount Ann Park (8.1 mi / 13 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Ipswich

Fly into Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal), the closest airport, located 7.2 mi (11.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal), which is 13.9 mi (22.3 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Ipswich Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Ipswich?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 629 holiday lettings around Ipswich. From 292 houses to 103 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Ipswich?

If you're all about sea views and the sound of ebbing waves, you're in luck! HomeAway has 227 rental properties by the beach to pick from. Alternatively, you might prefer trying something a bit different. HomeAway has a whole lot of properties to pick from, including:

  • 179 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 143 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 140 beach holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Ipswich?

If you're looking for a home away from home for your trip, renting a whole house is a fantastic idea. You and your group will have ample space for all sorts of holiday activities. There are 252 options available on HomeAway. Prices start from £35 a night. If that doesn't suit your group's taste, we have a range of different self-catering accommodation options available, such as:

  • Condo: 84 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £38 per night.
  • Cottage: 81 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £77 per night.
  • Apartment: 75 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £79 per night.

Can I stay in Ipswich in a large group?

It can be difficult finding the time to relax with friends and family. A getaway is a fantastic opportunity to reunite and unwind. If you were hoping to stay together, HomeAway has places to suit. 50 house holiday rentals are ready to be booked. Presently, they're the preferred choice here for sizeable groups. Rental options around here that are suitable for large groups include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we offer 198 properties to rent ideal for that size. Stay a night for as little as £97.
  • If you've got 8 in your crew, you'll be delighted to learn that there are 172 holiday rentals that are perfect. You can get one for as little as £127 a night.
  • Seeking rentals catering to 5 people? You'll be pleased to hear we have 98 that'll be ideal. You can secure one for as little as £97 a night.

You and all your besties will be in good hands when you organise your Ipswich holiday with us!

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