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West Stow - The First English Village

West Stow - The First English Village


Mrs Glynis Baxter

01284 728718


Icklingham Road,
West Stow,
Bury St Edmunds,
IP28 6HG


West Stow is a unique reconstructed Anglo-Saxon Village built on the site of an original settlement occupied between 420-650AD.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Guided tours for groupsSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

Last entry 16.00pm in summer and 15.30pm in winter.


Admission buys you a Bury St Edmunds Heritage Ticket and free entry to both museums, year-round. Adults £7.30, Concessions £6.30, Children (5-16) £5.30, under 5s free, Family Ticket (3 to 9 members) £1 off per family member



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Map reference: TL 799714  Lat: 52.31132 Long: 0.63793

By Road:
Follow brown leisure signs from the A14 or A11; the Anglo-Saxon Village is 7 miles NW of Bury St Edmunds, off the A1101.


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired