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Sutton Hoo
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Maldon is a long distance from any of the featured battlefields, the nearest being Barnet, almost 40 miles away. However there are two important Anglo-Saxon sites in the region which can be combined with a visit to Maldon:

Sutton Hoo (near Woodbridge, Suffolk)

In 2003 the National Trust opened a major new permanent exhibition on the Anglo-Saxon burial site at Sutton Hoo. This is the site at which the famous 7th century ship burial of one of the of the warrior kings of East Anglia was excavated in the 1930s. The exhibition includes interpretation, a reconstruction of the burial, reproduction artefacts and a few of the original artefacts of the period. There is also access to view the burial mounds themselves.

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West Stow (near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk)

The reconstruction of an Anglo-Saxon settlement of the 5th to 7th century and an associated visitor centre is open to the public at West Stow. Although it is essentially a civilian site, it provides a very good context against which to set the military action of the period.

For further information on West Stow CLICK HERE


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