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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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Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Rivetting history - superb visitor centre and museum. Staff very friendly and helpful. Good array of literature about the site and the personalities involved. A 'must see'.

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Venice, Italy
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I have wanted to visit Sutton Hoo for many years, and after seeing the new Sutton Hoo gallery at the British Museum, this became imperative. I was not disappointed. The visitor centre is very informative, placing the site in European, English and local historical context and explaining the purpose of all of the objects found within the barrow, where they... More

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Glasgow
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235 reviews 235 reviews
40 attraction reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The visitors' centre and exhibition hall are attractive buildings, well laid out with an outside terrace in the cafe. Entry fees appear to depend more on honesty than anything else. I'm a member but my partner isn't yet she wasn't expected to pay and many people didn't appear to have paid at all. There is no-one on the door of... More

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Essex
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Having never been to Sutton Hoo thought we would give it a go good signage so easily found free parking not sure why we paid the entrance fee as lots of people didn't and you could just go for a walk around the site and on the marked walks which are all on good paths and easy , visited the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

a great place to spend a sunny day. the cafe is also well worth a visit and the museum interesting, but on a wet day I doubt this would keep young ones focused for long.

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Interesting place to visit, with excellent exhibition room, but a little disappointing overall. Short talks are available, by a member of the Sutton Hoo Society, but these are a little self indulgent, as is the guided tour by the same person, which we abandoned after about ten minutes. (Don't bother paying £2.50 extra for this)

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essex
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

In my opinion, this is the best small 'museum' I have been to and I joined the National Trust here as a result of it. Because it is small it is possible to see everything it has to offer in one day without leaving you feeling swamped with information. If you are going for the first time, begin your visit... More

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I cannot understand how the gold and jewel artefacts were made so long ago with such precision and workmanship, absolutely stunning.

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Top Contributor
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Didn't know much about this but we are National Trust members and were in the area so called in...was interesting to learn about the site and quite a bit to look at including the house. Worth a visit.

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Ashford
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is an interesting place to visit it has a few walks and one of them takes you past lots of burial mounds there is a house that you can look round and dogs can be taken

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