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Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge

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A site of major archaeological significance for studying the early Anglo-Saxon people, Sutton Hoo is the supposed burial site of Redwald, ruler of the East Angles and the king who led the English people to Christianity. Many of the valuable artifacts found at the site are now on display at the British Museum, but the visitor's center includes a restored Edwardian house and an exhibit hall that holds a selection of recently discovered artifacts, as well as a recreation of the famous burial ship where the remains of a high-ranking man found intact. Read about these remains, the possible great king Redwald, and interact with displays where the items buried with him are showcased. Plan to see Sutton Hoo and other attractions that appeal to you using our Woodbridge vacation builder.
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  • Very pleasant couple of hours spent here, starting in the NT cafe with lovely cakes and drinks. As is pretty normal the staff are pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable. We took the short circular path t...  more »
  • Went a couple of times last Summer. Once with an elderly gentleman suffering from early Alzheimer's. He loved watching the videos, seeing all the artefacts, and the scones in the cafe went down very w...  more »
  • Tried to go earlier in the week,website said open but that was only the grounds not the exhibition or cafe. So we went back on 11th February which was the first open day. Good museum, copies as origin...  more »
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  • More to see than expected on our visit: a fairly good exhibition enhanced by a knowledgeable guide; an Edwardian house laid out as it was in the thirties. The burial mounds can be viewed on a walk around the estate. The cafe provided good quality food and drink. A Christmas market added to a lively atmosphere.
  • One of the richest burial sites discovered in Northern Europe. The Sutton Hoo site is much larger than I had expected, and the actual exhibits are presented exceedingly well. From the reconstructed burial chamber to the artifacts, the main hall presents a fascinating insight into life in early Anglo Saxon Britain. For those with a little more energy, the archaeological site, with the barrows where the King's Grave was unearthed are about half a mile's walk from the visitor center, along a circular path that snakes its way through the picturesque Suffolk Countryside. Pro-Tip: If you're not an active walker, or if you're bringing small children along, the Red Circular Path from the visitor center is best tackled by taking the left fork from the visitor center. The right fork drops down into the river valley, and runs across numerous steep bumps in the landscape.
  • Small but interesting museum packed with stunning fascinating exhibits. Lovely walks with some fabulous views. Good cafe. Worth the entry fee.
  • Really interesting and well presented exhibition on Bronze age discoveries. Need decent weather though to visit burial mounds
  • Nice place for an outdoorsy visit. Our guide, Tony, was really good and brought the place to life. In any case a guide tour is wel recommended to avoid "looking at heaps of dirt"