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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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We arrived just in time on a Holiday Activity day to see the short introductory film before setting off on a guided tour by a young American guide. He was very friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Norfolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We arrived just in time on a Holiday Activity day to see the short introductory film before setting off on a guided tour by a young American guide. He was very friendly, knowledgeable and encouraged the visitors of all ages to ask questions. Our 8 year old granddaughter later rated the tour as her most enjoyable part of the day.... More 

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Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

What an amazing day out...brilliant set up, with all the historical knowledge given to you in easy to digest pieces. The museum is a fabulous archaeology display and the cafe even serves Costa coffee, even if the scones were a little hard

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I can't comment on the actual Anglo Saxon village as I visited the park part of this attraction. There are plenty of paths to take and lots of sign posts along the way. The walk round the lake is nice with plenty of little places to stand by the pond and plenty of benches to sit and view the scenery.... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is a real family based attraction but having said that, it is also excellent for those who are simply interested in the daily lives of the ordinary people in Anglo Saxon times. How they lived, how they were self sufficient and that they were likely to be a peaceful community. I loved understanding learning these aspects and have promised... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Although pricey entry fee for what is there, some nice pieces found on site in historic digs and lovely surrounds

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

West Stow country park is a great day out, particularly if you take in the lakeside walks.....but the Angles restaurant is an eating place of last resort. Slow service, mediocre food. This site has so much wasted potential. Suggest you bring your own packed lunch

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Mildenhall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I love taking my children here. Lovely playground and lots of space for them to run and play on the trail around the lake. We don't always go into the actual Saxon village but on the occasions we have my children have enjoyed the experience and learnt a lot. The cafe is good and we have always found the food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We often take the children to have a walk around the lake and play on the play ground, it's a cheap day out and we always enjoy ourselves. The play ground can get very busy later in the day, especially when there is nice weather. So we live to arrive early (before 9am), play on the play equipment for an... More 

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Barnham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

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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