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Address: Princes Street and Queen Street, Ipswich, England

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Giles Circus

I am pleased they uprooted this statue and remodelled this part of town turning it from a statue deteriorating that not everyone (especially the younger people) knew what it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I am pleased they uprooted this statue and remodelled this part of town turning it from a statue deteriorating that not everyone (especially the younger people) knew what it was, to a focus tourist attraction. It is only a statue but it is a common meeting place that wasn't there before. Well worth a visit if you are visiting Ipswich... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

a lovely large sociable statue located close to where Giles once worked and full of the many characters he used in his distinctive cartoons - popular with many town locals and even visitors who often sit and chat around it whilst their children may clamber about

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Wonderful statue depicting cartoonist Giles's best loved character. Apparently the studio where he drew his famous cartoons overlooks the statue.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Carl Giles was one of the most famous cartoonists of his era, lived local & a true gent! The statue of Grandma is placed so her gaze is centered on his old office on the corner of The Buttermarket.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Famous Giles cartoon come to life and close to Waitrose town-centre shop , it is a famous landmark now and puts Ipswich on the map.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Think the statue has been put in just the right place for all to see.Granny looks so happy being there.It is a credit to Giles and all that he did for our lovely Ipswich

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suffolk uk
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118 reviews 118 reviews
40 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Younger travellers don't know who Giles was, he was a cartoonist in a newspaper and spent a lot of time round here. He used to drink in The Woolpack in Westerfield Road and you get more of a feel for the guy in there. I barely remember his work though someone always gave my Dad a Giles Annual for Christmas... More 

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Kingston upon Thames
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Interesting, now we know. History makes a place like Ipswich but it was sad to see churches not used as churches.

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Bedford, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We came across this statue by chance, did not see any signposts. It brought a smile to our faces, it is a well executed depiction of well-loved Giles characters. Worth searching out if in the area.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This sculpture depicts the characters created by well-known cartoonist, Giles, very well and is a joy for all the passing shoppers to stop and look at or to sit at the base and rest their weary legs for a moment! It will make you smile as you wander through the town.

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