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Cardinal Thomas Wolsey statue

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Address: St Nicholas and St Peter's Street, Ipswich, England

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Easy enough to find this statue - it's large enough! It appears that the infamous Wolsey came from Ipswich. I didn't know this until I came across the statue. Now I do. Worth... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Hastings, United Kingdom
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Easy enough to find this statue - it's large enough! It appears that the infamous Wolsey came from Ipswich. I didn't know this until I came across the statue. Now I do. Worth taking a quick tour to have a look at this statue, if statues are your thing.

Thank MrsBsTravels
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

If you like history and are aware of Ipswich's, then this will be of interest to you. It is quite a large statue, nice that he is recognised

Thank Chrissie B
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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432 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Easy to miss this statue normally. But is currently adorned with a colourful knitted shawl. I think this is all part of the pig thing currently going on around the town centre. Nice to have statues like this around town

Thank daveinkent44
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Being a Tutor-period lover, stopping by Cardinal Wolsey's statue was a must while in town. This is located downtown, and is a nice monument to the town's (in)famous son.

Thank TravelsWithHounds
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

It is a lifelike statue and gives a good impression of how Wolsey might have looked. It was long overdue that Ipswich celebrated him. Like him or not, he was a very important figure in those turbulent Tudor times.

Thank SuffolkAnna
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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809 reviews
524 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Unless you seek this out or accidentally go past it you won't see this statue. Situated near Silent Street this statue is near where he use to live.

Thank cg2792
Derby, United Kingdom
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1,192 reviews
908 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2015

Ipswich has a lot of statues remembering the great people who have lived in the town. This one for Cardinal Wolsey is probably the least inspiring. Wolsey was certainly a powerful man in his day, but this statue is rather insignificant.

Thank mjc404
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2014

Not a lot to see here folks! Get out on foot and walk around Ipswich and see what else the town has to offer!

Thank urbancitybhoy
Sussex, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2014

The area around the statute is interesting and worth a visit, but the statue of such a famous son of Ipswich is a bit of a wasted opportunity in my opinion. Looks like he's in a boat. I would have expected something more impressive. All a bit disappointing.

Thank SueG105
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

Cardinal Wolsey was probably one of the most powerful man of his time, before he fell out of favour with the King. The Statute is a the top of St. Peters Street, Ipswich & is positioned near to where his family used to live. The town has statues to football managers, a rugby player, & a cartoonist & it is... More 

Thank BELMONTIpswich

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