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Stunning by its' simplicity

From the moment I came throught the door and greeted by a very friendly volunteer (in this case... read more

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dorla
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INCREDIBLE

After visiting the cathedrals at Canterbury and at Ely I was convinced that nothing could be as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment I came throught the door and greeted by a very friendly volunteer (in this case from the Salvation Army) I felt welcome and encouraged to look around the Cathedral. I had already walked around the Valley Gardens and admired the building at...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After visiting the cathedrals at Canterbury and at Ely I was convinced that nothing could be as beautiful or as grand, but the St. Edmundsbury Cathedral certainly gives them a run and is far more intimate with an equal amount of interesting history. This is...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A reasonably new Cathedral to which its tall central tower has only been added in the twenty first century, this light, bright soaring cathedral enjoys the benefit of colour. Loads of it! The timber angel ceiling over the Nave is a riot of pattern, form...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to over 20 cathedrals and abbeys over the last month and this one rates very highly. Enjoyed listening to the cello soloist. Very well kept with beautiful stained glass and lovely ceiling. Very helpful clergy and attendants.

2  Thank keithylyndal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An absolutely fantastic building. The stained glass windows are amazing, the architecture is incredible. The rebuilt ceiling is marvellous. Lego models are great for kids. People on hand to answer questions about the cathedral, but no pestering. Pleased to leave a donation.More

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PRsteds, Public Relations Manager at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed visiting us and seeing the beauty of the building and our own mini model build too. For a closer view of the roof, we do offer Tower Tours, a new initiative which...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is worth the trip. From the beautiful abbey gardens to the breathtaking ceiling in the new tower (and I kid you not" it is truly remarkable), this is most definitely the best part of Bury St Edmunds.More

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PRsteds, Public Relations Manager at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review and recommendation. The Cathedral was originally St James' parish church so the history here has always been intertwined with that of the Abbey of St Edmund, now in ruins in the Abbey Gardens. Our Tower was completed in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cathedral is a lovely place with a wonderful feeling of peace and tranquillity and a sense of the presence of God. This church became a cathedral in the early part of the 20th century. It has been extended and the most recent addition is...More

Thank David C
PRsteds, Public Relations Manager at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. Our Lady Chapel is set aside each day for prayers and we have a regular tradition of various services, from morning prayer to Evensong. Our Treasury, accessed from the Cloisters, also has...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very impressive building. Guides/volunteers were very knowledgeable and helpful. The lego model of the cathedral currently being constructed is amazing! No charge for entry, but donations welcomed. The blend of old and new construction is absolutely seamless.More

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PRsteds, Public Relations Manager at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed visiting us and found our volunteers friendly and helpful. We have a number of volunteers who assist us in many ways, from delivering guided tours, to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again this building is wonderful. Formerly a church it then became a Cathedral (1914) but only gained its central tower in 2005. A fresh faced structure with clean lines and uncluttered. A beautiful and peaceful place with no admission fee! As a way of...More

Thank Gilgamel
PRsteds, Public Relations Manager at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. Our entrance is by donation and we hope visitors may give what they are able to, if they have enjoyed their visit. We offer a range of tours for visitors to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well maintained with lots of history. A newly added tower with guided tours. Worth a visit. Also a lovely cafe in the grounds!More

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PRsteds, Public Relations Manager at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review the Cathedral. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and the Pilgrims' Kitchen cafe. We hope you may be able to return in the future. We host various events throughout the year, which are listed on our...More

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Browneyedgirl2014
21 November 2016|
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Response from PRsteds | Property representative |
Hi, I'm not sure what you are asking to book for? If it's Tower Tours then pop to our website. Do let me know if there's anything else I can help with. Regards Nicki Dixon Head of PR and Visitors
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jns178
30 October 2015|
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It takes about 10/15 minutes to walk. There are two routes - either through the town centre or straight along Fornham Road/Northgate Street (more or less in a straight line from the station to Angel Hill, where the Cathedral... More
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Liz S
22 October 2015|
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Yes that's fine. Dogs welcome.
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