West Stow, England’s First Anglo Saxon Village
One of England’s great archaeological sites, West Stow Anglo-Saxon village was built and lived in between 420 and 650AD. The village has been carefully recreated on the spot where the original village lay, giving adults and children the opportunity to explore the way our ancestors lived.
Following the work of experimental archaeologist who, through the study of the remains at the village, have given us new insights into life at West Stow. Visitors can explore the houses, smell the wood smoke, feel the solid wood, and get a real feel for the wildlife, crops and domestic animals found in early Anglo-Saxon times.
Children and adults love trying out the furniture, working out what objects are for and seeing how each building is different. There is an introductory video before you go in, which tells the story of West Stow. Allow yourself at least 3 hours, there is a lot to see!
- Icklingham Rd
Bury Saint Edmunds