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“Three bumps in the landscape!”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Sutton Hoo

Sutton Hoo
Ranked #1 of 35 things to do in Woodbridge
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Harleston, Norfolk
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Three bumps in the landscape!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

To be fair, they tried hard but it just did not 'do' it for us on a dull day. National Trust so nothing's cheap. On a fine day, the walk round is OK with a view over the river. Gen up on you history first to get any benefit from a visit.

Visited April 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Very good.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

Visited on a freezing cold day and braved the elements to listen to our very informed tour guide tell us about the history. Unfortunately some of our group were not dressed appropriately for the weather and the tour was cut short after they started turning blue. It was nice of the guide to notice but I could have listened for hours. We continued off along the circular route and wandered back to the centre where we had tea and hot chocolate which was excellent, the cafe staff were very nice. The museum was small but informative and again the staff were most attentive. This site is well worth a visit if your into your history, if not you may want to pass by.

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East Anglia
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“A guided tour adds so much more!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

This is an improved site since I last visited some years ago. Exhibits are well displayed and there are lots of interesting facts to be be learned, not just about the Saxon burial, though this special archaeological event is given due importance. Shame the British Museum holds the treasure though the replicas are very good.
£2 for the guided tour (in addition to the entrance fee) was excellent value. Even on a cold windy day our guide kept us interested and amused. Well done to him. I found Mrs Pretty's house less interesting but it is included in the ticket price which we felt was good value.

Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Sutton Who?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

paid to enter, they forgot to tell us they were closing in 15mins...Duh!
Hope to visit in the warmer months, museum was interresting, ..well whatever you can cram in a 15 min look around,

Visited October 2012
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Sussex
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“Great if you are into archeology”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

Sutton Hoo is a very interesting if you are into history of that period. The new visitor centre has interesting exhibits and reproductions of the artefacts found. The children enjoyed the dressing up clothes and walking round the grounds. I think it is worth a visit if you are in the area but unless you have an interest in history probably not that interesting.

Visited November 2012
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