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Sutton Hoo

Nothing quite captures the imagination more enchantingly than visiting the breath-taking Anglo Saxon royal burial site. The fresh £4 million transformation project to honour the 80th anniversary of the first burial perfectly juxtaposes the wealth of ancient treasure now proudly on show in the High Hall exhibition. 80 years of dedicated research has helped paint a picture of Anglo Saxon life, with each item telling its own story. The entire site tells such a story, that Netflix produced a filmed, detailing Basil Brown’s famous find in 1939, titled “The Dig”. You will not only encounter a king but also craftsmen, warriors, slaves and more. It is hard to comprehend the level of craft that has gone into many of the artefacts, from jewels to shields, and the infamous Sutton Hoo helmet.

Things to do near Sutton Hoo

The river Deben lies mere stone’s throw from the burial ground, with scenic walks encompassing the area. We recommend driving 6 miles south to the Ramsholt Arms, where Danny Boyle’s blockbuster Yesterday was filmed, for a brisk walk and lunch.