On 1 April 2019 Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council will be replaced by a single district council called West Suffolk Council. It will entirely replace the borough and district councils but will continue to deliver the same services while finding improved ways of supporting communities, businesses and the local economy. Over the next few weeks you may notice changes to the website, forms, letters and emails, and there will be limited access to some of our online systems as we prepare for the creation of the new council.
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 9am to 5pm in winter (during December and January, the park may close at dusk)
Daily 9am to 8pm in summer
The park is free to enjoy (you will need to pay for parking if you need it)
The Anglo-Saxon Village (see below) charges for entry, information can be found on the West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village website, admission prices page
Bury St Edmunds
This unique, reconstructed village and Anglo-Saxon museum, surrounded by the 125 acres that makes up the West Stow Country Park, is a must see for history enthusiasts. 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 from the West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village website or keep up to date with news from the Anglo-Saxon Village Facebook page
Daily 10am to 5pm (last admission is 3pm in winter and 4pm in summer)
You can find the most up to date prices and book tickets from the website page: West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, admission prices
Address and map:
Are the same as for West Stow Country Park, shown further up the page.