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The Giles Statue

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Address: Princes Street and Queen Street, Ipswich, England
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Iconic statue in sight of Giles's studio window

Strip cartoons, people either love em or hate em, and that's the opinion on the Giles Statue too. Personally, I love it, it bring character(s) to this junction and is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
TheGreatRaymondo
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Strip cartoons, people either love em or hate em, and that's the opinion on the Giles Statue too. Personally, I love it, it bring character(s) to this junction and is fun. It's only a 5 minute viewing, right behind the Corn Exchange in the town centre.

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Thank TheGreatRaymondo
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It just sits there, it's nice to see Ipswich keep some heritage, as the Giles statue/Grandma comes from the political cartoons of Carl Giles who died in Ipswich in 1995. It sits right outside the newspaper office where Giles worked. It's very well crafted, just a pity that chavs come and ruin the image by smoking and littering on poor... More 

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Thank Fleuryet
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230 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having lived in Ipswich for many years, I call her the fat lady and everyone knows where you mean. Good meeting spot. Funny character.

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Thank amyz_world
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Here's is how it went 'Hay what's that?' 'That there... Giles Statue' 'Oh right cool' In my top 7 statues of all time. Maybe even getting close to 6

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Thank Doommbringer
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Might be ok on a warm summer day. Handy spot for a break I suppose and a good reminder of our famous cartoonist from Ipswich.

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Thank jolleyjohn
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

A place in History for this fine art. But I agree with others. It's out of place and so alone. Perhaps the town centre or park would improve the apeal.

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Thank Jim M
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

It's a statue visible as you walk past it. It's not worth going out of your way to visit or even to look at but if you're passing you could appear knowledgeable to your friends by pointing out it's purpose.

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Thank Caverkat
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

If you are passing through Ipswich town centre and you are a fan of Giles then visiting this statue of Grandma is a must!

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Thank Brock27
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a great tribute to a very talented cartoonist. Many years ago I drove for a local taxi firm and we sometimes picked him up from his studio in Toulouse. I would try to get there early to see if I could see him working.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A good link of Ipswich with Giles in this statue ; brings out a smile when you pass by getting of the bus!!

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