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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
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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5 attraction reviews
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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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We visited midweek, so the park was quiet. The prices for the Anglo-Saxon village seemed a little steep at first (we were a group of adults), but we had an enjoyable afternoon leisurely wandering around the recreated village, which was in a beautiful location, and found the artefacts in the information centre very interesting too, so it was worth it.... More

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Edmund K, Manager at West Stow Country Park and Anglo-Saxon Village, responded to this review

Very glad you enjoyed your visit - sometimes it is nice to visit when it is quiet. I'm sure that's the only time you'd be able to see a local grass snake! More

Leicestershire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We were staying at Center parcs down the road and ventured out here to meet some old friends who knew the area. The play area kept the kids entertained and we had a lovely walk by the river (there's loads of butterflies, dragonflies etc). However, the cafe seemed a little disorganised as we ordered, then one panini failed to show... More

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Elma, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I really liked the fact that this place has not been "Disneyed" out (like Castle Warick and some other historic places). There is no fanfare - but honest to goodness artifacts and the recreated village. There is a beautiful walk as well. If you do not need bells and whistles - and are a lover of history and curious about... More

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