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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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Fascinating sense of history & very varied few hours

Great Variety- burial mounds, interesting museum with replica treasures, 1930's period house of landowner, beautiful landscape, good walks, pleasant restaurant, lots of childrens... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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nottinghamGB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Visited this wonderful place (National Trust) whilst on holiday at Aldeburgh. Easy to find - lot's of brown tourist signs! The display is excellent and shows much of the history of the 'find' and excavation of this burial site. There are some superb replica swords, helmets and other artefacts which help the visitor get a real flavour of the history... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I had looked forward to visiting Sutton Hoo, the concept of seeing something so incredibly old seemed attractive - ancient history brought to life - except that it isn't, well not for me. It was just like the dry history lessons of 60 years ago that were so boring at school - which almost put me off history for life.... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Everyone has heard of Sutton Hoo, but to visit the site is well worth the experience. A good walk to the mounds leads to an atmospheric site completely surrounded by countryside. Good visitor centre (as expected from the National Trust) and you can also visit the former owners house.

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Great Variety- burial mounds, interesting museum with replica treasures, 1930's period house of landowner, beautiful landscape, good walks, pleasant restaurant, lots of childrens activities. Highlights: #The 'Treasury' which housed 'as new' replicas of all the items found (all the real remains are at the British Museum in London) #Lovely rolling landscape with varied signed walks- the red route had a... More 

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Bristol, England
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

If visiting you have to get on one of the guided tours. The lady that did ours was brilliant. Her knowledge was excellent. The tour does cost extra, but it's worth it. On the downside there is very little to see and we were done in a few hours. Definitely not a whole day out. There is a decent sized... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We did the walking tour, which really brought the site alive. Our guide provided an interesting insight into why the site might have been chosen as a burial site and its place in Anglo Saxon history. The site as a whole is well laid out, and the exhibition is interesting. Food in the cafe was good and sitting outside on... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Whilst holidaying in Suffolk we chose to visit Sutton Hoo, a National Trust venue. We were not quite sure what to expect but were not disappointed. These ancient burial mounds are quite amazing. There is a well marked path for you to take around them and a viewing platform. The day we visited there was a craft fair on with... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

This is an absolute must-see if you are staying in Suffolk. From the beautiful reception area/shop to the appealing cafe, the wonderful exhibition centre, circular walks and ancient mounds, to the old house where Mrs Pretty, the estate's original owner lived, there is an endless feast of visual delight. Kiddies can dress up in Anglo-Saxon clothing, shiny replica helmets and... More 

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Dorking, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Classic National Trust - wonderful as usual. The volunteer who gave a presentation about the silver dishes was a lovely man who moved me by saying he was doing it all in memory of his dad, who guarded the site when the digging was still under wraps from the press. All the volunteers actually make every visit so special -... More 

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North Walsham
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Surely, only in England could you make a major tourist attraction out of a few grassy mounds on a wid-swept hillside. Sutton Hoo, close to Woodbridge in Suffolk, set the archaeological word alight in the 1930's when the unrobbed remains of a Saxon ship burial were discovered under a large mound of grass in a Suffolk field. 80 years later,... More 

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