At the mouth of the river Orwell is situated the county town of Suffolk, Ipswich. Placed, as it is, just down the coast from the busy ports of the Thames estuary, Ipswich has thrived as a seafaring town for centuries. Indeed, to this day the port ships out millions of tons of cargo annually.
Nowadays, as well as shipping trade, the town's waterfront has become home to a number of luxury sea-view residential developments, which has supposedly led to a more 'gentrified' atmosphere, unfortunately at the expense of Ipswich's maritime heritage.
The town's past has seen settlement from Stone Age and Iron Age man; later Romans and Anglo-Saxons shaped it's future as a bustling port, recognising it's key position close to the North Sea and Europe beyond.
Ipswich's best known sporting institution is Ipswich Town FC, who won both domestic and European honours in the 70's and 80's.
You can read more about Ipswich in the About Ipswich section.