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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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Fascinating visit to an Anglo Saxon village

We very much enjoyed our visit to the Anglo Saxon village and felt that it was a window into the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carterton, United Kingdom
Nice place to walk the dog

This is a nice place to go for a short walk out in the countryside but I'm a bit confused by the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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 1 week ago

We very much enjoyed our visit to the Anglo Saxon village and felt that it was a window into the past. There were characters dressed up in costume and there was even a storyteller too. We enjoyed our visit very much and would definitely go...More

Thank wendyhawkins40
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice place to go for a short walk out in the countryside but I'm a bit confused by the 'village'. I thought it would have some remains of the Anglo-Saxon times but it is simply a re-construct. Which is interesting but not...More

1  Thank citybreaksandcakes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd read the mixed reviews and we had decided against visiting West Stowe based on those reviews. We were travelling from Lincoln to Ipswich and wanted somewhere to stop on the way. So glad we changed our minds. It was a lovely sunny afternoon and...More

Thank gill k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's years since we visited and we came with friends, excited to see the houses and artefacts. The signage is poor and it all felt a bit run-down. We watched the film and looked at the displays, which were amazing, but one display board had...More

Thank flutefan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The village is lacking in enthusiasm , information on the forge , houses , how they lived and worked . No Saxon food cooking , a pig roast would be authentic , sheep meandering around with a herdsman . its empty . Then there is...More

Thank Barbera M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Anglo Saxon village was interesting to walk around, with the information telling you how they had arrived at the points of how they had chosen to build their houses. The museum section has lots of information hidden away so make to find that. The...More

Thank Carl M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have annual membership to West Stow Anglo Saxon Village which we renew every year and never get bored and coming back for a wander around, even when thee are no special events on. This is testament to our great affection and...More

1  Thank Fiona H
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank CandyJacki
Reviewed 14 September 2017

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 5 September 2017

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
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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