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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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Anglo Saxon reinactment group really brought this village to life.

Myself, my husband and two children chose this particular day to visit in order to see the Anglo... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ch0c0lategirl
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London, UK
'A journey to the past.' (school trip)

do you want to take a footstep into Anglo-Saxon times? Then, I know the place for you. West Stow... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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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 25 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 .

Thank cliff d
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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

Thank Matt C
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Reviewed 8 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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Reviewed 5 November 2017

If you're in the area, this is well worth a look. A quaint little museum and a couple houses built for "experimental archaeology". Plenty of information about the influences behind their work. I expect it's a great day out when they've got people in traditional...More

Thank tripleplay97
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Post holes and ashes are often all one gets at Anglo Saxon sites but here the experimental reconstructions provide an interpretation that helps bring the time and culture to life. One woman was experimenting on pot firing in a hollow pit and a man was...More

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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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