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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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This has been a place we have watched grow over the years and has been so well updated a lovely... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
PatSimpsonon
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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The village was much smaller than we expected...the first house we went into was manned by a young... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chatterbox3110
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Essex, UK
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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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“play area” (22 reviews)
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Icklingham Road, Bury St Edmunds IP28 6HG, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This has been a place we have watched grow over the years and has been so well updated a lovely walk and plentry for the kids to do

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The village was much smaller than we expected...the first house we went into was manned by a young man who although looking authentic didn't seem very enthusiastic about his role. There were a few there who were very enthusiastic and passionate but the first encounter...More

1  Thank Chatterbox3110
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Myself, my husband and two children chose this particular day to visit in order to see the Anglo Saxon reinactment group, Stowacynn. They were carrying out traditional Anglo Saxon activities such as basket weaving, spinning and cooking over an open fire. There were lots of...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

do you want to take a footstep into Anglo-Saxon times? Then, I know the place for you. West Stow have built the most spectacular Anglo-Saxon village ever! West Stow have worked their socks off making sure every house is almost exactly like the real thing....More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

A beautiful day for a hike in the woods. I met many people with their dogs and was happily thinking I should consider owning a dog after many years without. Then I stepped in the piles, twice as I stepped into the woods to snap...More

1  Thank Heidi P
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

We had such fun at West Stow. Took the kids on an adventure with the Ring Quest which was so perfect for us as we’ve recently been watching the Hobbit & Lord of the Rings! It was thought out so well, we got a pack...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely park with ample parking , visitor centre , toilets , bird watching hides , play area and more . Well worth a visit and even better if you are a keen birdwatcher .

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

A smashing walk in beautiful Breckland surroundings, the Saxon Village is a brilliant recreation. But you don't have to pay to enjoy the wonderful walks in the Country Park. I've been involved with the restoration of the River Lark and it is a joy to...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

£6 gets you through the entrance to this encapsulated piece of history. A piece of history that not many countries can boast about. £6.....what else will £6 get you? This place is an amazing insight into a life gone by. We were lucky that there...More

1  Thank Matt C
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Went here with my then four year old daughter and my wife, and another family, the children loved the play area, which has a good variety of different play items including a den building area. Then into the Saxon village, you can walk around and...More

Thank Karl D
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Hi No dogs cannot go in the River as it is being restored and they may disturb the works and loose gravel bed of planting (also the silt is starting to build up on the margins to around 450mm deep and you do not want a dog... More
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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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