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West Stow Country Park and Anglo-Saxon Village

Icklingham Road, Bury St. Edmunds IP28 6HG, England
+44 (0)1284 728718
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Parks
Traveler Description: Contact West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village on 01284 728718 for information about special events.  www.weststow.org more »
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English first
Darlington, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

It's about 30 years since I previously visited West Stow and it was good to see how it has been developed. What I like about this site (from an archaeologist's point of view) is that, as an example of experimental archaeology, it continues to develop and benefit from increasing knowledge; the site is much more than a museum: it provides... More

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This was such a disappointment - we travelled here after going to various other tourist attractions in Suffolk. The entry fee is far too high for this attraction. It took us about 15 minutes to look around the village which has no interpretation. The most interesting thing here are the animals and the ice cream van in the car park.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

A peaceful and interesting place to visit, but lacked a bit of excitement. There was one man doing some building construction work who was interesting to talk to, but I would have liked to have seen someone in one of the buildings talking about Anglo-Saxon life. Maybe a few more animals around too to add atmosphere?

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

West Stow is a great place to visit, see the ancient village or walk round the lakes and meandering streams. We went for a hike along the yellow route today with Bandit, our dog. We saw....something slithering in the grass, plenty of moorhens, ducks, some big big Swans and some cute and scrawny little beaky things,,,,which we think were cygnets,... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Great outdoor playpark for kids (before paying and entering the Anglo-Saxon village). Village itself was interesting but takes about 5 minds to see everything

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The Anglo-Saxon village was very interesting but the entrance fee was a bit pricey for what you get. It was good to wander round and take it all in. The Country park was beautiful, particularly around the main lake. Great walks and lovely scenery.

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UK
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I first visited West Stow about 10 years ago and things have improved since that first visit. As it is run by the local Authority I suspect that investment is somewhat limited. The museum is interesting but could, I think, become first rate if it were enlarged and provided even more interactive activities - there are some clothes for children... More

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Been to the Country Park 3-4 times, usually only to the play park (for the kids as its on sand and a real adventure for all ages). There's an ice-cream van and loos as well. Small £2 charge for anything over 2 hours parking - this is fab value in the area. Plenty of parking too on gravel type (watch... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Having visited Sutton Ho during our break in Suffolk, we thought West Stow would be the perfect place to break our journey home. The village was great with brilliant re-enactors bringing it to life for the kids. We particularly enjoyed the storyteller and the time taken to show and explain reproduction artefacts. The village was clearly explained and the small... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My family are regulars to the village and park , we use the cafe everytime and have never had mouldy or bad food ......The staff in the cafe are always polite , helpful and on the ball as everywhere they have busy and quiet days but we have never had problems on occasions i think they need more staff ...... More

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