West Stow Country Park

West Stow Country Park

Surrounding the Anglo-Saxon Village and with 125 acres of unspoilt countryside, trails, heath and woodland walks, there is plenty to explore at West Stow Country Park. For wildlife enthusiasts there are two bird hides and a bird feeding area as well as a lake and the River Lark with all the life that this attracts. Perfect for picnics on sunny days or energetic winter walks and with an adventure playground for children, this is an ideal family destination.

Daily opening times

Please refer to the West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and Country Park website for up to date information regarding seasonal opening hours.


The park is free to enjoy (you will need to pay for parking if you need it - go to West Suffolk Council - West Stow Country Park car park for more information).

The Anglo-Saxon village (see below) charges for entry. Information can be found at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and Country Park - Admission prices.


Icklingham Road
West Stow
Bury St Edmunds
IP28 6HG

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Google Maps - West Stow Country Park

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village

This unique, reconstructed village and Anglo-Saxon museum, surrounded by the 125 acres that make up the West Stow Country Park, is a must see for history enthusiasts. The St Edmundsbury Chronicle gives more information on the Anglo-Saxons. The Anglo-Saxon village, based on the site of an excavation, depicts life in early Anglo-Saxon times (circa 420 to 650 AD). This is a fascinating journey through time for children and adults alike and, with our living history days, we have literally brought the past to life. You can find out about events and history days on the West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and Country Park website or keep up to date with news at Facebook - West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village.

Visit What's On West Suffolk to find out information on events.

Opening times

Daily 10am to 5pm (last entry 3.30pm in winter and 4pm in the summer).

Please be aware that dogs on a lead are welcome in the country park but only assistance dogs are permitted in the Anglo-Saxon village due to the presence of livestock.


You can find the most up to date prices and book tickets at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and Country Park - Admission prices

Address and map

These are the same as for West Stow Country Park, shown further up the page.

Facilities at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and Country Park


Benches dedicated to a loved one are available to purchase at West Stow Country Park. All dedication options are subject to availability and are offered for a 10-year period in the first instance, starting from the date of installation, and include a plaque for your dedication. Dedications are ordered and installed twice a year, in spring and autumn. Please contact the Parks team at any time for a price list and to be added to the waiting list.

Events and group visits

To host an event or hire our parks for a group visit, please visit West Suffolk Council - West Suffolk parks, outdoor spaces and venues for more details.

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