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West Stow Country Park and Anglo-Saxon Village

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Address: Icklingham Road, Bury St. Edmunds IP28 6HG, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1284 728718

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Lovely afternoon

Lots of information from the Anglo Saxon era. Lots of people in period dress and buildings from the period. Lots of people willing to have a good chat and it was very informative... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Lots of information from the Anglo Saxon era. Lots of people in period dress and buildings from the period. Lots of people willing to have a good chat and it was very informative. There was lots to see and do for adults and kids. Well worth a visit.

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Market Weston
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229 reviews 229 reviews
23 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A fantastic chilfpdrens play area and some really good walks. The shop seems out of place, Al,nesse is an excellent Sunday morning safe and pleasant experience ...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
45 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We were here last week. Although there is not a lot to see, you can use your imagination of what it would have been liked back in those times. The museum was interesting and I think if you do go, it would be much better when they have people dressed in the period. We were there on a Tuesday and... More 

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I took my children here on a nice sunny day. We couldn't see all of the buildings in the village as a film crew had taken over the village and were very unpleasant when we went out to look around as they wanted to film on the whole plot. The museum wasn't really interesting for young children and the price... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

There was nothing more than a few empty buildings and the museum. We were expecting people dressed up and more information but I guess this only happens in the busy season. The best thing was the children's park.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is a lovely place to visit. You can have a nice long peaceful walk around the river. There's a nice kids play area, gift shop, tea room, and there are lovely activity days to learn anglo saxon skills in the modelled village.

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Braintree, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The site is about 4/5 miles to the west of Bury St Edmunds. There is an adventure playground there for the kids, a river side walk, the village itself and a very small but modern museum. The village itself consists of about 6 huts with various artifacts inside them which I would image would take about 30 mins to go... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The village is authentic to Anglo-Saxon standards, but let's face it: the Anglo-Saxons lived pretty boring lives. Rebuilt wicker huts and pens didn't hold my interest long. The grounds, though, were nice and I liked the small but detailed museum. The gift shop had some unique items and I left wishing I had made some purchases I passed on. A... More 

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