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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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My school trip to West Stow

Yesterday, I went on a school trip to a recreation of an Anglo-Saxon village and museum and personally, I would rate it 4/5 stars because I enjoyed it but there were a few things... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Aroura11
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank Trisha N
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my first time going to West Stow and I absolutely loved it! There is a variety of different houses that you can go inside and look in! They built some of the houses differently because they came up with different ways the Anglo Saxons could have made them. I would recommend taking you kids there because I guarantee... More 

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

Yesterday, I went on a school trip to a recreation of an Anglo-Saxon village and museum and personally, I would rate it 4/5 stars because I enjoyed it but there were a few things that weren't exactly my cup of tea. Let's start with the museum, it was fascinating looking at all of the ancient artifacts but I feel that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, West Stow is an extraordinary, intriguing place - great for history buffs! There is a wonderful little cafe near the entrance called: 'Angles cafe'. We were met by our (very enthusiastic) guide, and were allowed to ram around at our leisure; sadly, the museum was not so appealing for me, so i recommend not to bring younger... More 

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

West Stow is an extraordinary place. It has a beautiful café , toilets, a unique museum , an exciting playground for the kids , a thoughtful gift shop and last but not least the amazing Anglo-Saxon huts. You must go as it is a marvelous day out for all the family. We got this guy called Joe who was our... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our school took a large group to West Stow earlier this week as part of our Anglo Saxon topic. The facilities and guides were fantastic, especially Joe who really brought the Anglo Saxons to life for the children. The only slight concern I had was that each session was slightly too long to hold the children's attention. West Stow would... More 

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

Enjoyed both the reconstructions but also the lovely walks. Have visited this site over many years and watched it grow and be a place for all the family

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