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On the waterfront at the University of Suffolk

Having only opened in 2007, this is one of the newest universities in the UK. The main campus is on Ipswich Waterfront, a lively hub of cafes, bistros and bars where you can watch boats come and go. The university offers state-of-the-art sports labs, specialist bioscience teaching facilities, a film studio and exhibition spaces.

Ipswich town centre is a 10-minute walk away, where you’ll find some charming independent shops including Urban Vintage and Zeebra Chic.

Stroll around Christchurch Park

If you want to get away from the urban sprawl for a while, this lovely park is just the ticket. Wander among the flower gardens and duck pond, and step inside the museum and art gallery at Christchurch Mansion to see the finest collection of John Constable paintings outside of London.

You can play tennis, table tennis, bowls and croquet, and there’s a children’s playground if you have younger members of the family with you on a visit.

Watch a game at Portman Road

The university isn’t far from Portman Road, the home ground of Ipswich Town FC. Experience the heady atmosphere of match day as the Tractor Boys try to notch three points. Who will you be cheering for?

Looking for a cheap hotel Near the University of Suffolk? Travelodge Ipswich Hotel is perfectly placed, a stone’s throw from the campus. Travelodge Ipswich Capel St Mary Hotel is a 15-minute drive away.