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Address: Icklingham Road, Bury St Edmunds IP28 6HG, England
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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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Lovely day out

Very informative and lovely day out viewing the history of the first Anglo Saxon Village! Gorgeous walks around the country palk where you can view all the lovely birdlife and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Gina-Ameli K
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Pembrokeshire, UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The site has a great cafe selling a range of snacks and drinks. The professional coffee machine is a bonus for coffee lovers. The visitor centre is very good; very informative, and has some great displays of archeological finds. There's also a great video presentation too. There is a series of reconstructed Anglo Saxon buildings showing how life was lived... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative and lovely day out viewing the history of the first Anglo Saxon Village! Gorgeous walks around the country palk where you can view all the lovely birdlife and feed the ducks. Thoroughly enjoyed the walks and seeing how people lived in that era.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really fab trip with a super Anglo Saxon village. The huts were great to look around and the museum was wonderful. My main disappointment was how dreadful the toilets were. Foul smelling and very unhygienic.

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Thank k8w76
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting place with museum outside interest ,numerous special events and good walks and lake.Restaurant and kids playground

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

West Stow is an amazing place and the best place to learn about Anglo-Saxons. I went on a school trip and find most museums a bit boring, but this one was breath-taking. You are allowed to touch artefacts and can dress up so you can imagine that you are a real Anglo-Saxon. We had a guide,called Joe, who played Anglo-Saxon... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a love place to visit with the kids, and it very informative its only takes a yew hours to go around it. it as a nice coffee shop as well and a great play area for the kids

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

SIncere reconstruction with plenty of information to help you understand it. Get a feel In situ of how the first English settlers in England lived. TIP: DO watch the short film in the reception building first. This was a pioneer English village near the southern border of Flavia, the Roman Province within Britain that went straight from Roman to English... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Used to be disappointing experience for ur money but better now with the Lord of the Rings themed clue finder hunt.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This was one of the best places we have visited. The Anglo Saxon village was really interesting and the children got an in depth view of life in Anglo Saxon times. The Ring quest sheet which was a trail round the village and park was excellent. With avid Tolkien fans in tow we all enjoyed working out the riddles and... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Lovely walk around the Lake.Very interesting Anglo Saxon village.Go when a special reconstruction day

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