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Sutton Hoo

Tranmer House | Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge IP12 3DJ, England
01394 389700
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Ranked #4 of 9 Attractions in Woodbridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, History Museums, Cultural
Owner description: One of Britain's most important archaeological sites contains the burial chamber and funeral ship...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, History Museums, Cultural
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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner 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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glasgow, Scotland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
8 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I have always wanted to visit Sutton Hoo since being told at school about the Anglo-Saxon burial sites discovered here just before WWII. And I was not disappointed. The main attraction is several burial mounds which are reached by path from the Visitor Centre. I say 'main attraction' but I didn't see many people actually walking there given it was... More 

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cambridge
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24 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Sutton Hoo is in a beautiful part of Suffolk, and the walk around the old burial sites is strangely moving and creates a sense of connection with time long past. A cold and misty Autumnal visit is particularly atmospheric. The Edwardian house of Edith Pretty, itself built during what is now regarded as an era on the brink of the... More 

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Hertfordshire UK
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9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

As usual with a National Trust property. - friendly staff and excellent facilities. The restaurant was one of the best visited The weather was extremely wet but this did not deter us from visiting the burial mounds The exhibition catered for all ages and the 1930's house is also worth a visit

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England
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

"Upon the Deben Woodbridge lies, Beneath old Suffolk's soaring skies....." And if you go to Woodbridge, do not miss the opportunity to visit this world class historical and archeological site. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the walks alone are well worth the visit, and the exhibition hall with its breathtaking replicas of the Sutton Hoo treasure is... More 

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Dereham, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Well documented displays though replicas. Exhibits were very good and my husband in a wheelchair managed to look around. This was my second visit but this time Tranmere House was open to the public having been gifted to the National Trust. This pretty house was built in 1910, an Edwardian house which was home to Edith Pretty. It's the place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Give yourself plenty of time a lot to see. main buildings good if you have mobility problems but the remaining buriel mounds not so accesable, paths a bit rough. Something for everyone. Great food with plenty of choice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The good stuff from this historical prize is all at the British Museum, but the replicas on display are well done and the exhibit covers the finds and the time period. A walk around the site is where the moments in history connect with today. The burial mounds have a mystery to them that is enhanced by the setting. Wish... More 

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King's Somborne
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

National Trust do these things well and the exhibition is first class - we stayed in one of the apartments for a few days too - very relaxing and great location for visiting much of Suffolk

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

With the outdoor burial mounds, the excellent if small museum, a Halloween trail, children's games and playground, Sutton Hoo provided us with more than expected for a good day out (at no cost to us National Trust members). Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We spent several hours at Sutton Hoo. We learned a lot about the Ango Saxons in the exhibition and then walked around the site on the well marked curcular walk to see the burial mounds. Along the way we came across the National Trust shepherd who keeps the sheep at Sutton Hoo in the winter (they graze Orford Ness in... More 

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