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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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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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Fascinating and unexpected historical site

This ancient Anglo-Saxon burial site overseen by the National Trust is a great attraction - you can walk the site around the burial mounds themselves having learned all about the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This ancient Anglo-Saxon burial site overseen by the National Trust is a great attraction - you can walk the site around the burial mounds themselves having learned all about the site in a wonderful absorbing (at times even moving) exhibition in the impressive visitor centre. And when you're done with all the history you can have tea and cake, what's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Seen the treasures many times at the British Museum, so maybe my expectations were too high. There are the burial mounds, an exhibition, and a house that doesn't contain any of the original artefacts or furniture. Re the latter, the guide's highlight was the holes in the panelling made by the Land Girls when playing darts in the war. Gives... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great visit to Sutton Hoo last November. A place full of history, with nice walking routes and great facilities. We had a nice breakfast in the cafeteria before exploring the area, too.

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As our eldest son is doing the Saxons at school, we booked a cheap Premier Inn and headed off to Suffolk to do Sutton Hoo and a couple of other sites. We arrived just in time to do a guided walk for which there is a small charge (as NT members we hadn't paid to get in so this extra... More 

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Burscough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was brought up near Sutton Hoo in the 1970's and remember learning about the treasures that had been discovered there, but, as excavations were still taking place throughout the 80's, it was not open to the public. I was therefore interested to visit when my family and iIwere visiting family who still live in the area. The property is... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this old piece of history slightly off the main tracks of Suffolk. As a visit for part of a day out touring, its perfect for an hour or two. Easy parking and well laid out. The kids love it too!!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site tells the story of a regal burial, that of a warrior king of East Anglia. It fills the gap between the departure of the Romans and the arrival of the Vikings. It is a National Trust property and will cost you approx. £9 each person to enter The reproduction jewellery, belt buckles, purses, swords, dishes and the famous... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent presentation of the 7th boat burial, with artefacts and reconstruction - very informative and something for all ages. Children are also well-provided for in the play area, whilst the estate provides some short walks including around the burial mounds, and to drag you into the early 20th century, the unremarkable but somehow nevertheless interesting house of Mrs Pretty... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have often stopped off here on the way home from visiting friends. As National Trust members, we can pop into the small but interesting museum for a quick visit. We've also had lunch in the excellent cafe. On our most recent visit, we thought we would just go in for lunch with our friends. However, as they are not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We enjoyed our day at Sutton Hoo and will return in better weather to visit burial sites It was December and we went around the exibition and listened to a talk by a guide and watched a film The food was really nice as well

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