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“Strange” 3 of 5 stars
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Cardinal Thomas Wolsey statue
St Nicholas and St Peter's Street, Ipswich, England
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Ranked #27 of 57 Attractions in Ipswich
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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suffolk uk
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Strange”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Still stumble upon it by accident. have to do a double take - looks like a huge man lying in bed, not my favourite in Ipswich if I'm honest!!!

Visited June 2013
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English first
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“The Worst Statue in Ipswich”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Living in Ipswich I love the majority of very interesting statues in and around the town. This one just doesn't sit right. It may be very close to where Wolsey used to live but it feels all wrong. I don't like it at all.

Visited May 2013
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East Anglia, UK
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48 attraction reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Historical link to brighten the street”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This statue brightens up the streets of central Ipswich, a good idea at these times, and part of the sporadic investment to improve the town centre environment. It also highlights the town's historic links with Cardinal Wolsey - if he hadn't fallen from royal favour, we gather Ipswich might have become the historical University town of East Anglia in the way Cambridge now is.

Visited April 2013
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic life like image”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Worth a look and a photo standing by him is a must ! compliments to the artist truly a talented person , so smooth a statue and very life like you can just imagine how cardinal wolsey was just by looking at the statue, a great man and this statue does him proud

Visited November 2012
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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“pleasing to the eye”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Cardinal Wolsey statue is very nice and quite unusual as it is at eye level It may be next to new buildings but it is also close to some very old ones and not far from the cardinal gate the probable reason for where it is.Well done as he is part of our history.

Visited January 2013
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