Sutton Hoo

Available Dates

TRIP DATES AVAILABILITY PRICE SPACE LEFT
04/07/2022 - 04/07/2022 Guaranteed £43.00
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TRIP RESCHEDULED FROM 9TH MAY 2022 – OPEN BOOKINGS HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED TO THE NEW DATE

Overview

Join us on our trip to the Woodbridge area for our trip to Sutton Hoo. Discover the awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon burial site. This hauntingly beautiful 255 acre estate, with far-reaching views over the river Deben, is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time.

Once a thriving hub in the time of Anglo-Saxon warrior kings, for some 1,300 years Sutton Hoo faded from memory. Then a curious landowner and a self-taught archaeologist restored it to international fame with a discovery that changed history.

On a ridge overlooking the River Deben are the traces of a once magnificent Anglo-Saxon cemetery. Here, the powerful aristocracy of East Anglia buried their dead in great mounds during the sixth and seventh centuries. In 1939 on the eve of the Second World War, archaeologists made a remarkable discovery at Sutton Hoo as they opened the largest burial mound and found an undisturbed Anglo-Saxon ship burial (one of only three known Anglo-Saxon ship burials).

A total of 263 finds from this burial revolutionised our understanding of the first chapters of English history including the now iconic Sutton Hoo helmet, the face of the Anglo-Saxon period. A time that had been seen as unsophisticated, was illuminated as vibrant and cultural.

Step into the High Hall exhibition to discover more about the world of the Anglo-Saxons and the incredible objects unearthed at Sutton Hoo. Explore Tranmer House, the former home of Edith Pretty, to discover more about her fascinating life and the archaeological work that has taken place at Sutton Hoo. Enjoy panoramic views across the Royal Burial Ground from the 17-metre viewing tower.

As well as being home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time, Sutton Hoo is also home to a rich variety of wildlife. With beautiful countryside, woodland, open fields and views overlooking the River Deben there are plenty of walks to explore across the Sutton Hoo estate.

Trip Highlights

  • Executive coach travel and the services of an IC Travel courier
  • Includes guided your of the burial mounds
  • Reduced price of £30 for National Trust members (membership cards will be required for entry)

Price Includes

  • Executive coach travel and the services of an IC Travel Courier
  • Guided tour

Price Excludes

  • Meals and Refreshments
  • Entry tickets for National Trust Members paying the reduced price (membership cards will be required for entry)

Itinerary

Day 1

Coach departs Taverham 9.30am
Local pickups en route

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Sutton Hoo
From £43.00
per Adult
From £43.00
per Child (3-14 Yrs)

Trip Facts

  • Coach travel
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes - select when booking

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