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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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW 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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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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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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7 attraction reviews
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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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Watford, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A most interesting reconstruction, which is well presented and informative and worth a visit. Only criticism is having to pay for parking as well as for entry to the site.

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Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Well I have been, few huts, large cafe, 5 min vid at the start .Walked round not impressed ( sorry ) Over priced cafe ( good job we were there cos the place was deserted )I,m thinking why, but then it might not just be "for me " .Sorry but give it a miss

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Norfolk
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Loved the fact that you were able to walk round without being bombarded with lots of facts to read before entering the different dwellings,you were given a plastic sheet with map telling you what each individual place used to be & in several you could sit,relax & just ponder how life would have been back then, with three different generations{four... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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6 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I was really hoping that this would be interesting, and given the steep entry price (£9 for adults) it should have been. An unweeded garden, some overgrown and unused animal pens, a half dozen tiny timber or mud & wattle buildings in a neglected field... I think if there had been an event or even some guides (especially given that... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I am have been a regular to the park, with children and dog (On a lead) Dog not the children. the play area if great and you can take a leisurely walk around the lake, sit in the hide on the way round and bird watch across lack ford lake. Parking fees have now been introduced they are around £2... More

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