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West Stow Country Park, Suffolk

Based on excavations of an early Anglo-Saxon settlement dating to the fifth century, an Anglo-Saxon village has been recreated at West Stow near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. Visitors can explore the buildings and watch recreations of Anglo-Saxon life going on around them. There is also an Anglo-Saxon centre with displays illustrating life during the fifth, sixth and seventh centuries. The village is set in an attractive country park, which has a children's play area and a cafe. There are walking trails through varied landscapes in the park.

 

Address: West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and Country Park, Icklingham Road, West Stow, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP28 6HG

Opening Times: Please use contact details below.

Directions: Take the A1101 north from St Albans for about even miles, and follow brown tourist signs. Click here for an interactive map centred on the Anglo Saxon Village.

Access: There is wheelchair access to some areas, although it would be wise to check before hand if you wish to see a specific area. Disabled toilet facilities are available. Touch and handling sessions are organised periodically. Contact the park for details.

Contact:

telephone: 01284 728718

e-mail: weststow@stedsbc.gov.uk

web site: http://www.weststow.org/sebc_heritage/west-stow-anglo-saxon-village.cfm

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