Be inspired by Ipswich

Ipswich Hospital sits just a 10 minute drive from the centre of Suffolk's largest town. Shoppers can explore Saints, one Ipswich's most historic districts, which is a hub of quirky, independent retailers. Art lovers and history buffs should head to the stunning Christchurch Mansion and Wolsey Art Gallery. The manor house dates back to the Tudor period, while the gallery contains important works by John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough, two of England's most renowned artists. The grounds form Christchurch Park, the town's delightful green lung. Grab a spot by the round pond for a picture-perfect picnic.

A night out in Ipswich

Being Suffolk's largest town, Ipswich is the area's nightlife hub, with a diverse offering. The New Wolsey Theatre is the town's home for touring productions, while St Peter's is a former church-turned music and arts venue. Ipswich's historic waterfront and has seen lots of investment, and is now sprinkling with bars and restaurants. Isaacs on the Quay is perfect for groups, The Steamboat Tavern hosts regular live music, and The Last Anchor offers catch-of-the-day cuisine with stunning waterside views.

Walk the Suffolk Coast

Less than half an hour's drive from Ipswich Hospital, Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers scenic walks, ancient woodland and dramatic coastal landscapes to explore. The area is also home to Sutton Hoo, an estate where a hugely important Anglo-Saxon ship burial was discovered, and where you can learn all about the area's viking history.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near Ipswich Hospital? Travelodge Ipswich Hotel is perfectly placed, or Travelodge Ipswich Beacon Hill Hotel offers good road links.