Suffolk's most famous archaeological site has been named one of the best in the UK. 

Sutton Hoo has been listed among the top archaeology sites, events and family activity days in the country by The Guardian. 

East Anglian Daily Times: The venue was the centre of a 2021 Netflix filmThe venue was the centre of a 2021 Netflix film (Image: Newsquest)

The site's rich history was highlighted by the national newspaper, who referenced the discovery of the Anglo-Saxon royal burial site in 1939. 

Basil Brown, a self-taught archaeologist, was commissioned to excavate Edith Pretty's Sutton Hoo estate near Woodbridge after she became curious about several mounds on her land.

After several hours of excavation, the team was shocked to discover the outline of a 27-metre long 7th century Anglo-Saxon ship.

The site and its discovery were the centre of the 2021 Netflix film The Dig starring Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan. 

Visitors are still able to tour the historic venue, learn about Anglo-Saxon life and see replicas of some of the most important artefacts.