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Address: Princes Street and Queen Street, Ipswich, England

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It's a Great Statue

It's quirky and it certainly does look like Giles' most memorable of characters. Even it's plinth is nice and the setting has become, over the years, quite a pleasant town centre... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
TravelinYokel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's quirky and it certainly does look like Giles' most memorable of characters. Even it's plinth is nice and the setting has become, over the years, quite a pleasant town centre spot.

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Thank TravelinYokel
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

This must be one of the most efficient, welcoming Hotel around. Lovely garden with lots of private areas & views. Great choice of food ,promptly served, Cheerful ,friendly staff, warm ,cosy lots of books to read, very relaxing. Convenient position in St Peter Port, bus station at bottom of hill.

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Thank Barbara M
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Nice to have a statue put in place to commemorate a local celebrity. Ideally situated on the junction of major pedestrian routes. This is an ideal place for locals to enjoy.

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Thank daveinkent44
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

It is nice to think that Giles will be remembered by one of his characters. He was a local celebrate, so may not interest everyone

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Thank Chrissie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

An iconic part of The rich history of Ipswich . It is right in the town centre so well well a look if you are visiting

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Thank Ellie C
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

A very accurate representation of several of Giles's best loved characters. Guaranteed to raise a smile for anyone who remembers the country's favourite cartoonist. Don't miss the gin bottle. The statue is overlooked by his former office window. My wife used to work in a nearby shop, and took him his lunchtime sandwiches.

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Thank Vic G
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

A lovely stature in the centre of Ipswich,right near to the offices where Giles worked as a journalist.

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Thank Sozlovesholisays
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Carl Giles was a renown cartoonist who made Ipswich, well Witnesham actually, his home and main place of work. This statue sits near to his office and is of some of his fantastic creations. Giles was always topical with his drawings and his humour carried important critical comments. The statue is well worth a visit.

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Thank Nigel J
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

For anyone who remembers the fantastic Giles cartoons from the Daily Express, this statute is a tribute to the local Carl Giles and one of his characters"Grandma". Not worht making a spcial trip but worth looking at if you are in the area close to Barcalsy Bank, Princes Street.

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Thank David S
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

This statue makes me smile. The Giles figure is such a friendly and lovable character that it is hard not to look at it and smile. It looks like it ought to be cuddly rather than made of hard stone, the sculpter has made it looks so soft. Well worth seeking out to look at

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Thank Jan W

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