One of Britain's most important and atmospheric archaeological sites, now run by the National Trust Events
At Sutton Hoo we hold regular Anglo-Saxon themed events, as well as Wildlife/nature walks and talks, Exclusive tours, Open-air theatre, Family events, children's activities and trails Guided tours
Guided tours of burial ground weekends and most weekdays Country walks
Varied woodland and heathland walks, with estuary views. Beautiful displays of snowdrops, bluebells and daffodils in spring, rhododendrons in early summer. Rare Suffolk Sandlings heathland About this property
Sutton Hoo is a unique and fascinating archaeological site, described as 'page one of English history'. In 1938 Edith Pretty hired Basil Brown to investigate some mysterious earth mounds, leading to the ultimate discovery, the remains of a 90ft ship-burial of an Anglo-Saxon warrior king. The finds included the iconic warrior's helmet, shield, gold and silver treasures. The exhibition tells the compelling story of Anglo-Saxon warriors, treasure and kings, with a full-size reconstruction of the burial chamber. Find out how the exquisite treasure was made and lay undisturbed for more than 1,300 years.
The 99-hectare (245-acre) estate includes walks with estuary views, Suffolk Sandlings heathland and woodland trails. Also a popular site for birdwatching.
For opening times please see our website above.
For More Great National Trust sites, check out Melford Hall
, Lavenham Guildhall
, Ickworth House
, Dunwich Heath
, and Orford Ness Nature Reserve
Or check out Suffolk Tourist Guide's further information on The National Trust in Suffolk
For more local information, please see:Woodbridge Guide