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Love taking the kids in here to show them the architecture and history of the butter market. A... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
GARB81
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Nice building, lovely street

Ancient house is a building that adds to the charm of Ipswich. Very old, it is striking and is... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
itchyfeet2014
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The Ancient House 30 Butter Market, Ipswich IP1 1BT, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is lakeland plastics. Do not think it's something incredible. It's a nice enough building but really is nothing special - it's a shop. Inside it's also a shop. There's very little else historical here other than the outside.

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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Love taking the kids in here to show them the architecture and history of the butter market. A little hidden gem.

Thank GARB81
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Ancient house is a building that adds to the charm of Ipswich. Very old, it is striking and is positioned in a very nice shopping stree, Butter Market in the centre of Ipswich.

Thank itchyfeet2014
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This building was a merchants house many years ago, then it was a bookshop for about 30 years. Lakeland plastics , kitchen equipments etc now use the building. It is worth a browse, many of the original features are still usable including wood beams, mouldings...More

Thank Sozlovesholisays
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Thankfully this building has been saved from the more modern makeovers given to others in the area. Lakeland use the building sympathetically.

Thank 10Wdaisy
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Lovely old building with extensive external pargeting, now contains Lakeland Plastics. Much of the old building's interior is visible behind the displays of kitchenware and whether you buy or not it is well worth a quick walk about.

Thank GibBob
Reviewed 17 March 2018

When I Used to visit Ipswich as a kid the Ancient House is about the only place I remember from then as distinctive. Back then I don't think you could actually get inside it. A poster at the station says Ipswich has 600 listed buildings...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 19 December 2017

What a beautiful building thankfully preserved and certainly a must to walk around inside even if you don't purchase anything.

Thank Felixstowe2016
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This is a beautiful old building with an interesting history. The outside is stunning and there is so much to see in the building, Lovely wooden beams and carvings. It has been renovated beautifully. Fireplaces from different periods are interesting. Its is unique and the...More

Thank Cherry G
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This lovely old house is now a Lakeland store, it is a warren of lots of little rooms on several levels with many winding stairways and steps to access them. Loads of the original features have been kept such as fireplaces, ceiling decorations, doors and...More

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