Sutton Hoo is most visited property

National Trust's new attraction at Sutton Hoo has proved such a success that it has become the charity's most visited property in East Anglia.The Anglo-Saxon ship burial site overlooking Woodbridge continues to draw tourists from across England and the new exhibition, treasury and reception centre have been seen by more than 180,000 people.

National Trust's new attraction at Sutton Hoo has proved such a success that it has become the charity's most visited property in East Anglia.

The Anglo-Saxon ship burial site overlooking Woodbridge continues to draw tourists from across England and the new exhibition, treasury and reception centre have been seen by more than 180,000 people.

It is now this year's most popular National Trust property in East Anglia with 183,525 visitors so far and could enter the charity's national top five of most visited places this year.

Peter Battrick, a National Trust spokesman, said: "We are absolutely delighted at the huge success that Sutton Hoo has been.


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"We are thrilled at the number of people that have come to see it, their overwhelmingly positive comments on how much they have enjoyed it and how much they have learnt. Some people have already come back several times."

The National Trust plans to ensure Sutton Hoo remains a popular attraction for new and old visitors alike by changing the exhibitions with a new collection of treasures from the British Museum in the Spring.

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The £5 million project opened to the public in March with the aim of attracting 50,000 people in the first year.

Before the new development, the site used to get up to 4,000 visitors a year, who could only view the ancient burial mounds and a small exhibition.

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