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Ipswich Railway Station

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View from Platform 1 of Ipswich Railway Station very early one Autumn morning. A short journey of approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes will takes you to the sights and sounds of London.

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A: 18 11 2012 Ipswich Train selfportrait

by Valentin Arfire, less than 10 meters away

18 11 2012 Ipswich Train selfportrait

B: Orwell in Ipswich

by Valentin Arfire, 340 meters away

Orwell in Ipswich

C: Orwell River in Ipswich

by Valentin Arfire, 360 meters away

Orwell River in Ipswich

D: Sir Bobby Robson Bridge Ipswich

by Carl Lamb, 380 meters away

Opened in 2009, the Sir Bobby Robson footbridge in Ipswich, links the previously disconnected West Si...

Sir Bobby Robson Bridge Ipswich

E: Sir Bobby Robson Bridge - West Side - Ipswich, Suffolk

by Carl Lamb, 380 meters away

Opened in 2009, the Sir Bobby Robson footbridge in Ipswich, links the previously disconnected West Si...

Sir Bobby Robson Bridge - West Side - Ipswich, Suffolk

F: Sir Bobby Robson Bridge

by Valentin Arfire, 380 meters away

Sir Bobby Robson Bridge

G: Sir Bobby Robson Orwell Bridge

by Valentin Arfire, 390 meters away

Sir Bobby Robson Orwell Bridge

H: Cardinal Park - Cinema

by Carl Lamb, 480 meters away

Cardinal Park - Cinema

J: Ipswich stadium - Robson statue

by Valentin Arfire, 520 meters away

Ipswich stadium - Robson statue

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