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Address: Icklingham Road, Bury St. Edmunds IP28 6HG, England
Phone Number: +44 1284 728718
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Description: West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village - one of the UK’s great archaeological sites...
West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village - one of the UK’s great archaeological sites - is a stunning recreation of the Anglo-Saxon settlement that occupied the site between 450-650 AD. There is lots to see and do at West Stow throughout the year. Wander through the village and imagine what life would have been like for the Anglo-Saxons who lived here. Visit the Museum to see hundreds of fascinating finds excavated from beneath your feet. Dress up as an Anglo-Saxon, become an archaeologist in our Mini-Dig and don't forget to meet the pigs and chickens! After visiting the Village, make sure you explore the historic landscape of our 125 acre Country Park. A large area of the park has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) as it is home to a variety of rare Breckland species. We run lots of exciting events from battle re-enactments to bushcraft.
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A great place for the family

There's so much to do and learn here, whether you have an hour or a day to spare. The Anglo Saxon village and museum is brilliant, but there are also some great woodland and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Brightlingsea, United Kingdom
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Barnham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We used to walk here every weekend. It used to have a wonderful canteen, staffed by a lady who used to come in on a moped. The food was cheap, tasty and just what was required. Now it is over priced and just the same as every other venue. There is a parking charge, wholly unnecessary, and it has lost... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This place is wonderful for the £1 parking charge. The lake provides a very scenic walk, and there is a bird hide over the other lake. The Saxon village is worth a visit, especially on holiday weekends when they do a reconstruction of Anglosaxon life. The coffee shop is good with lots of outside tables in a wooded area, and... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

If you are in the area (Bury St Edmunds) or have an interest in history then the Country Park and Anglo Saxon Museum/Village is worth a visit. Not being of a particular'y tolerant nature i did not cope well with the hordes of school children on an educational day out. However, managed to get round all the exhibits inside and... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

On the day we went the village was full of anglo saxons! They were really living the part. You could go into their huts and ask them questions and it gave you a sense of what it would have been like when people were living on the site. The museum was informative and very user friendly. Everyone seemed really enthusiastic... More 

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Malton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The re-enactors brought the village alive; I really enjoyed seeing the crafts such as weaving, the blacksmith, and also the weapons demonstration - excellent!!!

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Brightlingsea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

There's so much to do and learn here, whether you have an hour or a day to spare. The Anglo Saxon village and museum is brilliant, but there are also some great woodland and riverbank walks, and the playground is superb. I almost had to peel the kids away from it at the end of the day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Second time I have been and the first for my partner. We had a great time travelling back in time! The only small problem was the filming that was going on. Easy to work round and everyone was plight and helpful. Well be back again when in this part of the world!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Wideham Farm Caravan Club CL is incredibly convenient for visiting the West Stow Anglo Saxon Village which is just over the road and easily walkable. The site includes several reconstructed houses and buildings incorporating experimental archaeology to test out theories. There is also a good visitor's centre with lots of interesting artefacts from West Stow and its surrounding villages. Most... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

You need to be in a different place and pace mentally in order to slow down enough to absorb all that you are seeing. This park is an imaginative recreation of what daily life and living conditions may have been like here 1500 years ago. As such, you do have to do much imaging. But there is an amazing collection... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Quite expensive for what it was if i'm honest, which I had read on here, but when I saw the actual prices I didn't think that looked too bad. till we got there. luckily it being half term there was several people dotted around in period costume which I thought gave a nice look and feel to it (apparently this... More 

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Address: Icklingham Road, Bury St. Edmunds IP28 6HG, England
Phone Number: +44 1284 728718
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bury St. Edmunds

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