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Address: Icklingham Road, Bury St Edmunds IP28 6HG, England
Phone Number: +44 1284 728718

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village - one of the UK’s great archaeological sites...

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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Our Scout visited as we were camping nearby. On arrival the receptionist told us if we'd booked in advance we could have got a group discount! Not much good for us but might be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a while since I went to the Anglo Saxon village and is best suited to school trips, the lake and walk though is very nice at anytime of the year. Dogs cant be let off but that isn't a massive problem, there is plenty of wildlife in a quiet setting. I imagine the fishing is good it looks it... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you need to drive more than 10 minutes to visit this place, please don't do. There is no service, no guide, no attraction, no cheer, no proper museum. The lady at the souvenir shop was helpful and polite. That's all folks!!! This place needs a good renovation and a good management.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Scout visited as we were camping nearby. On arrival the receptionist told us if we'd booked in advance we could have got a group discount! Not much good for us but might be useful to someone else. There was a group of re-enactment folk on site to liven up the event. It was good to talk to them about... More 

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Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting and informative. Staff well trained and knowledgeable and extremely good with children. Good play area and places to picnic. Cafe expensive for the quality of food.

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Sadly we only had time for a refreshment stop but the rest is on our list for next time. Excellent large café with attractive wooden veranda, extra seating under the trees. Varied menu, all reasonably priced. Service & food excellent.

Thank lynne j
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The way into the village had an excellent displat of artefacts found at the site over the years, and from the area. Some really good examples from all the early periods, including the Stone Ages. We has arrived not too long before the closing time, and off season, so we had the village to ourselves. It was useful to see... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I had a fantastic time today. The food at the cafe was well priced and tasty and the staff friendly. I very much enjoyed the introduction to the site and the museum. The amount of artifacts is staggering. The reconstruction buildings give a fantastic look into Anglo Saxon life with the smells from the hearths bringing the experience together. I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

My daughter is learning about Anglo Saxons at school so we thought visiting West Stow would help support her learning. The village is excellent - really helps a child to understand what the houses and halls would have looked like. I recommend visiting when there are actors/history groups performing as this really helps to keep a child's attention. We spent... More 

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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Small enough to see everything in a limited time and obviously a great attraction for school kids and us old 'uns. A good cafe and plenty of parking. Well worth the visit even if you're only slightly interested in history.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Delighted to visit the small museum on site and explore the Saxon village. A good experience and one that all children should be taken to Most interesting.

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