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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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  • Staff very friendly; excellant exhibition centre; ultimately the mounds where the archaeologists found the anglosaxon burial chamber now look like mounds again. But then what might you expect? I guess...  more »
  • Went today with my daughter in Year 4. She is studying the Anglo-Saxons and I was worried that some mounds in the countryside might not be that inspiring. How wrong I was - the whole place is set up s...  more »
  • Spent a whole day exploring this wonderful site. Museum excellent and not so big that young visitors lose interest! Lovely, helpful, informative staff, beautiful grounds to explore, plenty of toilets(...  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"