West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village
The First English Village: One of England’s great archaeological sites
With extensive indoor galleries and a stunning recreation of an Anglo-Saxon village, West Stow is a fascinating and enjoyable day out for all the family, come rain or shine.
Soak up the atmosphere
West Stow's remarkable wooden homes were rebuilt using ancient Anglo-Saxon methods on the exact sites of the original Anglo-Saxon settlement after extensive archaeological surveys. Inside, the sights and the smells of a past world make the centuries fall away.
Outstanding archaeological finds
From the first humans to the Romans, Vikings and more – gems from digs across West Suffolk. Plus insights into the cutting edge of 'experimental archaeology' as investigations continue at West Stow.
Loads to see and do
Explore the Anglo-Saxon huts, watch an historical film, dress up as an Anglo-Saxon or say hello to the rare breed pigs and chickens. The archaeological mini-dig is also now open daily from 11am-4pm - kids love it!
There are also lost of events held at West Stow, from ancient battle re-enactments to craft demonstrations and story-telling to bushcraft activities
West Stow Country Park
- April: 9am-7pm
- May-Aug: 9am-8pm
- Sept-Oct: 9am-7pm
- Nov-Mar: 9am-5pm (may close earlier in Dec & Jan)
- Guide dogs only in the Anglo-Saxon Village (due to livestock)
- We recommend you pencil in from three hours to a day for your visit to West Stows to a day for your visit to West Stow.
Surrounded by a country park with play area, walks, river, lake and woodland.
Adults £5; Concessions* £3; Children (5-16) £3
Family Day Ticket £15 (up to 5 family members, at least 1 adult and 1 child)
*Disabled, over 60s, Job Seekers, Income Support, students
Daily tours of West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village are available; please call to confirm before travelling - 012801284 7287184 728718.
The Angles Café at West Stow is open daily and serves Costa coffee.
Café open daily 10am-4pm)
Keep hold of your car park ticket stub and receive 10% off in the café!
Dogs are allowed in the café (though not in the Anglo-Saxon Village - with the
exception of Guide Dogs).
Car Parking at West Stow
- English Heritage
- FREE for Babies & Toddlers
- FREE for Pre-Schoolers
- Picnic area
- Outdoor Play
- Indoor Activities
- Outdoor Activities
- Parks & Playgrounds
- Walks & Picnics
- Special needs discounts
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