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The Giles Statue

Address: Princes Street and Queen Street, Ipswich, England
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Ranked #10 of 57 Attractions in Ipswich
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks

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English first
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Derby, United Kingdom
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281 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

When the Giles stature was first unveiled in 1993 I was very disappointed with it. Giles was a great cartoonist who always made me laugh, but the statue never seemed to generate that same laughter. Having now visited it again, and discovering that it has been placed on the top of a plinth, I found that it seems to have... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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106 reviews 106 reviews
37 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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238 attraction reviews
599 helpful votes 599 helpful votes
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
16 helpful votes 16 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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London
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a great part of the city but it has very little additional knowledge attached to it to signify the importance..

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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a very nice but is poorly signposted if you remember Giles it is very good if not it still is a good landmark. I agree that at night it could do with lighting up

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

okay if you like looking at satutues not bad though coffe house round the corner or sandwich shop opposite

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