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Parking in Ipswich

Ipswich is Suffolk’s county town. Its central area is for the most part thoroughly modern, but there are still quite a few much older buildings which in some cases date back to medieval times. Ipswich, like several other towns across this part of the UK, rose to great prominence around the 13th century when the wool trade was the major British industry, bringing enormous wealth to the rising merchant classes. Later on, coal was a major export. Use the local NCP Ipswich car park facilities, which can be booked in advance, to explore this attractive and compact town on foot.

Points of interest

A real appreciation of Ipswich’s commercial and industrial past can be had in venues like Ipswich Museum, while the ornamental façade of Ancient House in Buttermarket is a living reminder of a prosperous the city’s prosperous history. The nearby pre-bookable NCP car park in Ipswich is convenient for leaving the car without having to be concerned about getting a ticket, and is especially handy if you’re planning on doing some shopping.

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Nearby car parks

Name Spaces Season Ticket Pre‑book NCP App
Marker for Ipswich Cox Lane Ipswich Cox Lane 182  2 Buy Pre‑book NCP App
Marker for Ipswich Portman Road Ipswich Portman Road 65  1 NCP App
Marker for Ipswich Station (Greater Anglia) Ipswich Station (Greater Anglia) 494  24 Buy
Marker for Ipswich Tacket Street Ipswich Tacket Street 246  17 Buy NCP App
Marker for Ipswich Tower Ramparts Ipswich Tower Ramparts 103  2 NCP App
Marker for Ipswich Turret Lane Ipswich Turret Lane 51  0 Buy NCP App
Marker for Ipswich Burrell Road Ipswich Burrell Road 130  4 Buy Pre‑book NCP App
Marker for Ipswich Bond Street Ipswich Bond Street 8  0 NCP App
Marker for Ipswich Ranelagh Road Ipswich Ranelagh Road 21  0 Buy NCP App
Name Ipswich Cox Lane
Spaces 182 2
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Name Ipswich Portman Road
Spaces 65 1
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Name Ipswich Station (Greater Anglia)
Spaces 494 24
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Name Ipswich Tacket Street
Spaces 246 17
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Name Ipswich Tower Ramparts
Spaces 103 2
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Name Ipswich Turret Lane
Spaces 51 0
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Name Ipswich Burrell Road
Spaces 130 4
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Name Ipswich Bond Street
Spaces 8 0
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Name Ipswich Ranelagh Road
Spaces 21 0
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Attraction & event parking in Ipswich


Christchurch Park

Christchurch Park, opened in 1895, was the first park in Ipswich for use by the general public. It’s right in the middle of town and has the NCP’s Ipswich Tower Ramparts car park close by, so you can conveniently combine shopping and strolling in these pleasant surroundings and not have far to walk afterwards. ​


New Wolsey Theatre

The New Wolsey Theatre was opened in 1979 and is currently the home of the New Wolsey Theatre Company. This is a registered charity committed to high quality and accessible productions on a not for profit basis. Come along and enjoy a show, leaving your car at the nearby Ipswich Tower Ramparts NCP car park so you needn’t worry about getting a ticket. ​


Ipswich Station

As Ipswich Station is only 68 miles from London’s Liverpool Street Station it’s very handy for getting into the capital quickly and conveniently. Leave your vehicle in the Ipswich Station NCP car park and you can be in London in less than an hour to enjoy shopping in Oxford Street or the latest stage hit in the West End.​

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Sutton Hoo

You can reach Sutton Hoo in less than 30 minutes by car from central Ipswich, and it’s certainly worth a visit. It is the site of two burial grounds from the Anglo Saxon period, around the 6th century, and is one of the most important archaeological sites in the UK. Unearthed in 1939, one of the sites is a ship burial of a king, and his weapons, helmet and royal treasure have become iconic symbols of those heroic days, the age of Beowulf. Starting out from the NPC’s Ipswich Tower Ramparts car park, visit the museum and restaurant and enjoy a fun and educational day at the dig site. ​


The Buttermarket

This splendid four level shopping centre was opened in 1992 and has 32 retail units. Spend a great day shopping here and enjoying refreshments regardless of the weather. As it’s in the middle of town and has the handy NCP Ipswich Tacket Street car park just along the road, The Buttermarket really couldn’t be more convenient for all your shopping needs. 


The Corn Exchange

The Corn Exchange in Ipswich is an exciting and lively theatrical venue in the middle of town. Occupying the first two floors of a larger building, it hosts pantomimes, comedians, musicals, rock acts and much else besides. Park nearby at the NCP’s Ipswich Portman Road car park and enjoy a great evening out here; there are plenty of bars, cafés and restaurants in the immediate vicinity.​


Ipswich Town Football Club

Founded in 1878 and turning professional in 1936, Ipswich Town FC is based at Portman Road, where home games are played. If you enjoy football, why not leave the car nearby at the convenient Ipswich Portman Road NCP car park and come along to enjoy a match in friendly surroundings?​

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Pre-book is available at 3 of our Ipswich car parks. Simply select your arrival and leaving dates and times to book your space online. Pre-book allows you to reserve a parking space and save money versus paying on the day. Pre-booking parking is ideal for Ipswich city breaks and much more. Save time and money.

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If you're a commuter or park your car regularly in Ipswich city centre, take advantage of the best parking rates available with an NCP Season Ticket. Season Tickets are available at almost all of our Ipswich car parks.

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