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About West Stow Country Park and Anglo-Saxon Village

West Stow Country Park comprises of 52 hectare of wood and heathland, the river Lark, a lake and an abundance of wildlife. The park offers 3 walking trails of various lengths, in between 1.5 and 3 kilometer, a car park, adventure playground, cafe, shop, visitor centre and several picnic areas.
Further it is also home to the reconstruction of an Anglo-Saxon village. The village is based on archaeological excavations on the site which indicate that a settlement once stood here from around 420-650AD. All the buildings on the site are accessible for visitors and have been built with the use of the same tools the Anglo-Saxons had and are accessible for visitors.The interior of the houses has been furnished as they would have been during Anglo-Saxon times and display tools and items of daily use. During special events visitors can see demonstrations of the different crafts.
A further part of the Anglo-Saxon village is a museum were original findings from the site are displayed.

The entrance to the country park and all its facilities is free.
For admission fees to the Anglo-Saxon Village and the opening times of the various facilities please visit the website.

Contact

Icklingham Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP28 6HG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1284)728718 | Official Homepage

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