Most people will be aware of the Sutton Hoo story, the tale of buried treasure, the site’s links with the Anglo-Saxons and Mrs Pretty who made the estate her home.
This beautiful estate, with far reaching views over the River Deben, is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. You can walk around the ancient burial mounds and discover the incredible story of the ship burial of an Anglo-Saxon king and his treasured possessions. New for 2011 is the walk-through full-size reconstruction of the burial chamber, stunning replica treasures and original finds from one of the mounds, including the gold horse bridle.
But what you might not realise is that the National Trust’s Sutton Hoo site also plays host to a variety of different events throughout the year. This autumn (10th September to 9th October) you can sample the Tastes from Around the World with Mrs Pretty, delicious meals will be on the menu at the Kings River Café from the different continents Mrs Pretty visited on her travels around the world. Each week for a month you can savour these home-cooked; mouth watering treats.
September has always been the time of year when Harvest Festival’s are celebrated and this year Sutton Hoo has it’s “Haver Festival” on Sunday 18th September. The land in this area has been farmed for centuries; the Anglo Saxons would have celebrated a good summer with festivities and feasting. Sample local produce and celebrate the land, food and drink this harvest at Sutton Hoo.
For more details call 01394 389700 or see the website at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/suttonhoo