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Sutton Hoo

Tranmer House | Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge IP12 3DJ, England
01394 389700
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Woodbridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, History Museums
Description: One of Britain's most important archaeological sites contains the burial chamber and funeral ship of the early Anglo-Saxon warrior king, Raedwald.
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York, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We were expecting much more. The introduction tent was full of copies of artefacts. Of course we didn't expect the genuine items. The film tells a little about the discovery, but I was unable to enjoy that as the benches were extremely uncomfortable. The walk around the burial mounds is really just a walk, not much to see at all.... More

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Margate, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

really love my history and this attraction helped a great deal to learn about the Anglo saxons...point off..not enough seats on the walks...people get tired..cheap 2 for 1 tickets...top stuff..didnt use the restaurant

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you're nuts about Vikings and passionate about actually standing where stuff happened then Sutton Hoo is your kinda place. If you're not and you'd just like to see the actual treasures of Sutton Hoo then I suggest you give this place a miss and go instead to the British Museum. It's a nice spot in the country with some... More

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

grass mounds. walking . ah yes. viking buriel grounds with a great museum and a long boat.well worth a visit.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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246 reviews 246 reviews
139 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The principal reason the existence of this National Trust site are a few nondescript grassy mounds but the National Trust have managed to make the whole thing into a fascinating experience. The exhibition showing the history of the site is fascinating, and the treasures which are on display are simply fabulous. In addition, now being able to explore Tranmer House... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
62 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

For many years I have wanted to visit this important Anglo Saxon archaeological site and now I have finally made it and not been disappointed. It is the site and its fascinating history that is so important and we must treasure our heritage. The NT have once again done a tremendously good job in interpreting this piece of history and... More

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Hemingford Grey, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Thoroughly recommend a visit if you are in the area. Cost is reasonable but even better if you are already a member of the National Trust! The grave sites are very interesting but walking around the site is lovely, especially for our dog Stella. The exhibition is very informative and helps you understand the site more. The cafe is well... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Revisiting Sutton Hoo after many years, full marks to the NT for what they have achieved - OK, the Gift Shop, but actually a great exhibition to set a group of grassy mounds in context. Particularly noticed how much had been done to keep children interested and occupied - a blessing to family outings! Lots of information for those who... More

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful place to enjoy, so much for kids & adults alike to see & do along with a restaurant that caters for all. Well done the NT.

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18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Sutton Hoo is an amazing Anglo Saxon archaeological site which gives an excellent insight into the ancient history of parts of England. There is a short informative video at the beginning of the exhibition area. The exhibits are fascinating and beautifully displayed with information boards alongside the exhibits. The Sutton Hoo helmet is worth seeing. You can also walk round... More

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