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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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essex
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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237 reviews 237 reviews
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 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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UK
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I visited Sutton Hoo last year with a group of friends and went back this year with just my sister who had not been before. I had hoped that some things would have changed for children but no, still no shady area for children to play in, it is still as hot and as barren as I reported last year.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I expected a walk up a muddy track to look at a few bumps on grassy hill (which is what the mounds are), and an uninteresting display but it was much better than expected. Visit the display first as it will tell you lots more about the site and the visit to the mounds will be more infortmed. I know... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Lovely walk around the burial mounds. Good museum. Busy cafe but good for lunch. Easy parking. Our walking disabled member was able to use a motorised cart at no extra cost. Several guided walks which we did not go on.

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York, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We were expecting much more. The introduction tent was full of copies of artefacts. Of course we didn't expect the genuine items. The film tells a little about the discovery, but I was unable to enjoy that as the benches were extremely uncomfortable. The walk around the burial mounds is really just a walk, not much to see at all.... More

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Margate, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

really love my history and this attraction helped a great deal to learn about the Anglo saxons...point off..not enough seats on the walks...people get tired..cheap 2 for 1 tickets...top stuff..didnt use the restaurant

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

If you're nuts about Vikings and passionate about actually standing where stuff happened then Sutton Hoo is your kinda place. If you're not and you'd just like to see the actual treasures of Sutton Hoo then I suggest you give this place a miss and go instead to the British Museum. It's a nice spot in the country with some... More

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