Accessible route to the Royal Burial Ground (yellow circular walk)

Walking trail

This hauntingly beautiful estate, with far-reaching views over the River Deben, is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. Walk around the ancient burial ground and discover the incredible story of the ship burial of an Anglo-Saxon king and his treasured possessions.

Suitable for active families. Suitable for buggies and wheelchairs to edge of burial ground but we recommend borrowing one of our personal mobility vehicles.

Map

Start:

Sutton Hoo reception and car park, grid ref: TM288487

1

Walk through the Courtyard and turn left, following the sign posts to the Royal Burial Ground.

Yellow Route Step 1

2

After about 100yd (90m), pause at the circular benches and look towards the Deben River valley. Continue on through the woods until you reach a gate. Open the gate and cross the sandy track to the opposite side (beware of any passing farm vehicles)

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The sight down the Deben Valley and Rabbit Field, and across to Woodbridge

3

Proceed through the gate. You are now in the Royal Burial Ground. Look for the markers which will direct you on a route through the mounds and taking you past Mound 1 the site of the famous ship burial.

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Sutton Hoo burial mounds in the mist

4

At the far end of the burial ground you will be able to see the site of the 17 metre Viewing Tower which is currently being built. Head back around the edge of the roped area, pausing to look at the view towards Tranmer House before reaching the gate.

Large burial mound and Tranmer House at Sutton Hoo

5

Carefully cross the sandy track and go through the gate to head back towards the Courtyard or Tranmer House. Rest for a while at the Gar Seat and enjoy the views across Rabbit Field.

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Picture of the Gar Seat which can be found on the Sutton Hoo Short walk

6

Time for a cuppa and a treat! Turn left for Keepers' Café or straight ahead for King's River Café and the Courtyard.

Treats in the cafe at Sutton Hoo

End:

Sutton Hoo reception and car park, grid ref: TM288487

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Accessible route to the Royal Burial Ground (yellow circular walk)

Terrain

Circular route following public footpaths and woodland paths; roots underfoot. Dogs welcome on leads.

Accessible route to the Royal Burial Ground (yellow circular walk)

Contact us

Telephone: 01394 389700

 

Email: suttonhoo@nationaltrust.org.uk

Accessible route to the Royal Burial Ground (yellow circular walk)

How to get here

Address
Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3DJ
By train

Melton Station 1.25 miles (2km); Woodbridge Station 3 miles (4.8km)

By road

On B1083, Melton to Bawdsey. Follow signs from A12 north of Woodbridge

By foot

1.25 miles (2km) from Melton

By bus

First 63/4/5, Ipswich to Framlingham (passing Melton Rail Stn)

By bicycle

1.25 miles (2km) from Melton

Accessible route to the Royal Burial Ground (yellow circular walk)

Facilities and access

  • Food and Drink: Licensed restaurant in visitor centre
  • Parking: Visitor Car Park
  • WC's: Adjoining and inside Visitor Centre