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Sutton Hoo

Tranmer House Sutton Hoo | Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge IP12 3DJ, England
+44 1394 389700
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Must do the guided tour of the burial grounds

Great visit to Sutton Hoo. The guided tour was fantastic. I can’t remember the name of our guide... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Niki I
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Fascinating

A fascinating exhibition and talk on the burial mounds at Sutton Hoo, and a tour of the house with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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In 1939 an extraordinary discovery was made deep in the Suffolk countryside as the remains of a 90ft Anglo-Saxon ship was revealed, surrounded by fantastic treasure and the now famous helmet. Sutton Hoo was soon realised as one of Britain's most important archaeological sites, believed to be the final resting place of early Anglo-Saxon warrior king, Raedwald. Visit our Exhibition Hall and learn about the history of the Anglo-Saxons and this extraordinary site, including all 18 mounds eventually discovered. Step back to the 1930s in Tranmer House, the Edwardian home of Mrs Edith Pretty, who first decided to discover exactly what lay beneath the mysterious mounds. Relax in our café and look for a souvenir from our National Trust gift shop and bookshop. There are also tons of activities for kids, including dressing up, quizzes and trails across the site, and a play-area to run off any last remaining energy. Don’t forget to check our website for up to date information on our events!
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Tranmer House Sutton Hoo | Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge IP12 3DJ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great visit to Sutton Hoo. The guided tour was fantastic. I can’t remember the name of our guide, but his passion and enthusiasm really had us engrossed. The fields are very open, so wrap up warm. The visitors centre and cafe was clean and bright....More

Thank Niki I
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A fascinating exhibition and talk on the burial mounds at Sutton Hoo, and a tour of the house with very hrlpful volunteer guides.

Thank DenmarkLiz
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been to Sutton Hoo many times as we are local. This is a site with so much history and it is for ever evolving and making more of this wonderful place. A place for family and couples with wonderful choices of walks after...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We have driven past this site so many times over the years and, until today, never popped in. It is so worth a visit if you're in the area. There's a well laid out car carpark on arrival and even a designated place for motorbikes....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Sutton Hoo for a family day out & to do the easter egg hunt. The site is interesting & the walks were good & didn't have many people on them. The exhibition centre is interesting & the food is tasty in the café....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to visit Sutton Hoo as my son has been fascinated with the site since studying it briefly at year 1 in school. It was not a disappointment. The exhibition is informative and interactive, the site is well managed and kept and the coffee...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well laid out displays with lots of information about the site. The guides were very informative & friendly as were the shop staff. Promoting membership was a little pushy. Worth a visit if your in area.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here primarily to have a walk before we stopped for a light bite. The views frome the site are fantastic and the walk was lovely. We stopped and had an excellent light lunch. As members of theNational Trust we visit a few Trust...More

Thank TontegStu
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing story well told and illustrated. The walk around the site could be better sign posted and with more story boards along the route. Cafe and shop were very good.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A difficult place to bring to life because all you can see are some of the remaining mounds but Pauline, our guide, was enthusiastic, knowledgable and good humoured and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Thank Sharon G
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fastfreddie2014
November 7, 2016|
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Response from Aussie135 | Reviewed this property |
Hi , the estate walk may allow a dog on alead but not to the burial grounds or the buildings. Previous posts have mentioned that.
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Paul R
August 29, 2016|
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Response from wanderobo | Reviewed this property |
As above. National Trust members free.
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Clair C
June 29, 2016|
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Response from JMIC10 | Reviewed this property |
No parking price and yes you can just use the nice tea rooms you pay to see exhibition, the mounds and Mrs Pretty's house but well worth it.
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