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Sutton Hoo

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Address: Tranmer House | Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge IP12 3DJ, England
Phone Number: 01394 389700
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Description: One of Britain's most important archaeological sites contains the burial...
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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The whole setting is beautiful with views back over the river and Woodbridge. The Musuem is brilliant, the house interesting. Has an excellant cafe and shop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The whole setting is beautiful with views back over the river and Woodbridge. The Musuem is brilliant, the house interesting. Has an excellant cafe and shop.

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Went to their restaurant for lunch. Excellent food and friendly service. Plus the benefit of a great walk.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We took our 11 year old daughter to this attraction as she had heard of the Treasure at school. The indoor exhibition area has a short film to whet the appetite, and some good exhibits eg a skeleton in the floor, a mock up of a burial mound interior, a chance to dress up in Saxon gear including helmets. There... More 

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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Although the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable I'm afraid I was disappointed with the number of replica items in the exhibition hall - I had hoped to see far more of the original finds from the Anglo-Saxon buried ship most of which are now housed in the British Museum.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went on a rather cold day in march and will go again once its warmer. The views and surrounding nature are stunning and there is plenty of space to walk, explore (they have free nature trails!), climb trees. Dozens of rabbits live in the wildlife and its stunning to watch them. Of course there is the exhibition which caters... More 

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glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I have always wanted to visit Sutton Hoo since being told at school about the Anglo-Saxon burial sites discovered here just before WWII. And I was not disappointed. The main attraction is several burial mounds which are reached by path from the Visitor Centre. I say 'main attraction' but I didn't see many people actually walking there given it was... More 

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cambridge
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24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Sutton Hoo is in a beautiful part of Suffolk, and the walk around the old burial sites is strangely moving and creates a sense of connection with time long past. A cold and misty Autumnal visit is particularly atmospheric. The Edwardian house of Edith Pretty, itself built during what is now regarded as an era on the brink of the... More 

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Hertfordshire UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

As usual with a National Trust property. - friendly staff and excellent facilities. The restaurant was one of the best visited The weather was extremely wet but this did not deter us from visiting the burial mounds The exhibition catered for all ages and the 1930's house is also worth a visit

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England
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

"Upon the Deben Woodbridge lies, Beneath old Suffolk's soaring skies....." And if you go to Woodbridge, do not miss the opportunity to visit this world class historical and archeological site. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the walks alone are well worth the visit, and the exhibition hall with its breathtaking replicas of the Sutton Hoo treasure is... More 

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Dereham, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Well documented displays though replicas. Exhibits were very good and my husband in a wheelchair managed to look around. This was my second visit but this time Tranmere House was open to the public having been gifted to the National Trust. This pretty house was built in 1910, an Edwardian house which was home to Edith Pretty. It's the place... More 

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