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Sutton Hoo

Tranmer House | Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge IP12 3DJ, England
01394 389700
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Woodbridge
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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157 reviews 157 reviews
53 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Really wanted to like this site and really pleased my membership meant entry was free. The whole site seems geared up to kids; the explanations lacked detail in the exhibition room; kids were running round fighting with wooden swords. The actual burial grounds were underwhelming. We spent two hours there because of the walking around and tea in the restaurant.... More

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Had a fantastic morning here. Lovely day out looking at the exhibits and marvelling at the workmanship of Anglo Saxon times.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Steeped in hidden history, you really need to read up about the place before or during yiur trip to bring the place alive. The museum is excellent, and there are interesting things for sale in the shop. The actual mounds coulfd be a bit of a disappointment if you don't know the history of what you are looking at. There... More

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Warsash, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We were not sure what to expect on our visit to Sutton Hoo. Essential that you pay the £2.50 per person for the guided tour otherwise you are not sure of what you are seeing. The tour guides explain very well the history and the story of the site.The exhibition hall was was interesting, but I felt that the Treasury... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

An amazing insight into early english history. The explanation by the guide about the finds is illuminating. The imprint of the early ship and how they managed to get it up to the top of the hill from the estuary is mind boggling. If you are at all interested in early history of the British Isles then Sutton Hoo is... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

An amazing place steeped in history. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff brought the dead to life and the exhibits were really interesting. We could easily have spent much longer walking around and will definitely go again. Dog friendly! Excellent and well worth a visit.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

It has taken me many years to get round to see Sutton Hoo and I’m glad I waited. It has to be said that the burial mounds are just that, mounds. Unless you take the guided tour £2.50 per person all you get to do is walk around a track and look at the mounds. The tour takes you inside... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Burial mounds seem to be everywhere in the UK, but this one is extraordinary, with imprinted remains of an ancient Saxon ship and artifacts, some on location here, and some donated to the British Museum in London. Don't miss the Visitor's Center that tells the story of this amazing find!

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Old Basing, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

What a treat! So much (replica) treasure to see. Kids can wear period clothes and the Sutton Hoo helmet. Take a camera. Tranmer house was also open and offers a view of the 1930s Well worth a visit. Plenty of facilities and I saw two well equipped high spec wheelchairs for apparent use. Lots to see inside if it is... More

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Good place to visit in less than clement weather. We were lucky enough to see Tranmer House as well, which just happened to be open that weekend.

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