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West Stow Country Park and Anglo-Saxon Village

Icklingham Road, Bury St Edmunds IP28 6HG, England
+44 1284 728718
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Visit to the village

This is a really interesting site that really brings to life the way that people lived during this... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Oldies on tour

A great place to visit which shows the Saxon way of life,museum is full of interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David T
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West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village - one of the UK’s great archaeological sites - is a stunning recreation of the Anglo-Saxon settlement that occupied the site between 450-650 AD. There is lots to see and do at West Stow throughout the year. Wander through the village and imagine what life would have been like for the Anglo-Saxons who lived here. Visit the Museum to see hundreds of fascinating finds excavated from beneath your feet. Dress up as an Anglo-Saxon, become an archaeologist in our Mini-Dig and don't forget to meet the pigs and chickens! After visiting the Village, make sure you explore the historic landscape of our 125 acre Country Park. A large area of the park has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) as it is home to a variety of rare Breckland species. We run lots of exciting events from battle re-enactments to bushcraft.
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Icklingham Road, Bury St Edmunds IP28 6HG, England
+44 1284 728718
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a really interesting site that really brings to life the way that people lived during this time. The way the site is a work in progress makes it all the more delightful. The houses are amazing and it is incredible to think that...More

Thank CandyJacki
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to visit which shows the Saxon way of life,museum is full of interesting artefacts, Plus access to the adjoining park

Thank David T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This historic park is well laid out with several trails and reconstructed buildings from Anglo Saxon times. There is an excellent cafe serving good coffee and cakes .Good parking at a moderate fee, available. Also near the parking area is an excellent children's play area...More

Thank Fyti
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a very sunny day so we were able to take full advantage of the outside part of the site, and the wider country park around the site. We had lunch in the cafe which wasn't great to be honest, a little over...More

Thank peachy352
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The village itself is nice for an hour or two to take the kids and stroll around but not much to it. I would highly recommend going when they have an event going on, which we were lucky to stumble upon. Otherwise the price seems...More

Thank dustykat82
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Unfortunately I got there too late to visit the Anglo Saxon Village however I enjoyed walking round the country park. There were a few odd statues and structures about with easy to follow paths. If you are visiting with your car make sure you pay...More

1  Thank therichastill
Reviewed 12 August 2017

country park is nice to walk around. Went to cafe for a coffee- never again!!! Expensive and I don't think it's very clean as inside there were swarms of flies disgusting!!! Also very hot and stuffy. Lady in charge was very rude some guys were...More

2  Thank ttigger2
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Advertised as an Open Day with activities for families - very disappointing, queues were long especially for the archery lesson, Not enough people to organise the activities. Completely understand that these are organised and run by volunteers but really you should make sure you have...More

Thank 519Judith
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Lovely day with so many interesting things to see. The children really liked it(especially the pigs and the café) and enjoyed dressing up and interactivity of the exhibits. They also enjoyed the adventure playground.

Thank Fenlander2012
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We spent a lovely morning at West Stow. Our six and eight year old boys enjoyed making pots and doing archery. We also enjoyed looking around the museum and looking at the reconstructed Anglo Saxon houses. Unfortunately, the man in the shop insisted we could...More

Thank Jet153
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Response from morganruth | Reviewed this property |
A little uneven in places but my. Dad. Uses a mobility scooter and he would manage fine!
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30 December 2015|
Response from Ian C | Property representative |
Please accept my sincere apologies, we've just realised we hadn't previously replied to your question. Opening times etc below: West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, Icklingham Road, West Stow, Suffolk IP28 6HG 01284 728718... More