About West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village & Country Park

The First English Village: One of England’s great archaeological sites

Welcome
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 - see What's On to find out more about events at West Stow!

Guided Tours
Daily tours of West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village are available; please call to confirm before travelling - 01284 728718.

Angles Café
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).

For all party bookings at Angles Café, contact West Stow
 
N.B. The Café will be open 11am-3pm every day from 24 December to 3 January 2017, apart from Christmas Day. Please phone 01284 729727 before travelling in case of bad weather or staff sickness.

Anglo-Saxon Village
Opening times:
Daily 10am-5pm
We recommend you pencil in from three hours to a day for your visit to West Stow.
 
West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and Visitor Centre will be closed from Saturday 24 December to Monday 2 January 2017.
Usual opening times resume from Tuesday 3 January 2017.


West Stow Country Park
Opening times:
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 Stow.
 
N.B. The Country Park will be open every day over the Christmas period

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village,
Icklingham Road, West Stow, Suffolk IP28 6HG
01284 728718 | weststow@stedsbc.gov.uk

In the news...
James Marsden of the East Anglian Daily Times recently joined us at West Stow to find out what it was like to live as an Anglo-Saxon "No mobile phone, no emails, no World Cup. I wish I could be an Anglo-Saxon" he said!











 

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