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Address: Princes Street and Queen Street, Ipswich, England

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DAily Express readers?

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
David S
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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363 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This is basically just a statue in Ipswich near to where Giles worked. Nice to look at with a sort of seating area round the edges...that's it.

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Thank Sozlovesholisays
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I don't know why it is on here,it is just a small statue in Ipswich town center covered in crisp packets and bird poo.

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Thank Manny L
Suffolk
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

It's a fun statue reminding us of a fun cartoonist, and you can sit on its base. Good that it is in a nice busy place in the shopping area. The more recent Cardinal Wolsey one in Silent Street is worth tracking down, too.

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Thank SuffolkAnna
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful statue, I can't recommend enough. We visited at around 2.15pm on a Thursday which seemed to be an ideal time to visit with a nice balance between other keen tourists and locals enjoying the statue. 5* attraction.

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Thank Rose4500
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

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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233 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016 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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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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