I will say, up front, that I have the greatest admiration and respect for the work Butser does in researching and promoting ancient building and farming techniques, and I am very happy to support this work.
Having said that, the site itself isn't a fantastic place to visit: the half-dozen or so reconstructed buildings are undeniably fascinating, with plentiful information on how they were designed and built, but, once you have looked at these, there is very little else to do - no museum or displays of artefacts, few animals (only a small flock of sheep and a couple of sleepy pigs), and, as far as we could see, not even any footpaths to explore the surrounding countryside. The £7 entry fee is really rather steep for so little.
I don't think it helped that we visited at the same time as a couple of school parties - it's great that kids get to visit this sort of place and take part in activities that they were clearly enjoying, but I don't think anyone would argue that the presence of several dozen over-excited, shouting children is particularly relaxing!
If you like ancient history then Butser is certainly interesting, but try to go when they are running one of their occasional special events as this would make the visit more worthwhile and better value.
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