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St. Edmundsbury Cathedral

Abbey House 30 Angel Hill | Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LS, England
+44 1284 748720
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A recent cathedral with recent history!

This church was part of an Abbey dating back to the 11th century but only became a cathedral in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
David W
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Beautiful and spectacular cathedral

A very special place giving a calm and restful place to visit. A beautiful and impressive place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
maryanne64
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“new tower” (24 reviews)
“tower tour” (13 reviews)
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Abbey House 30 Angel Hill | Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LS, England
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+44 1284 748720
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This church was part of an Abbey dating back to the 11th century but only became a cathedral in 1914. The tower was added in 2000-2005. There was also much rebuilding in the mid 20th century. It's quite small but size is not everything. The...More

Thank David W
PRsteds, Public Relations Manager at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear David, Thank you so much for your kind review. We're so glad you enjoyed your trip to St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Regards Nicki Dixon Head of PR and Visitors

Reviewed 1 week ago

A very special place giving a calm and restful place to visit. A beautiful and impressive place with a huge history.

Thank maryanne64
PRsteds, Public Relations Manager at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again soon. Regards Nicki Dixon Head of PR and Visitors

Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful ceilings and stained glass. We spent time with the greeter who was quite knowledgable and he gave us plenty of history related to the church and the general areaMore

Thank BobxxxxCindy
PRsteds, Public Relations Manager at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for leaving a review. The work going on is being funded by a £350,000 Government grant from the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund. It is hoped it will complete a number of major works for the current generation and we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very beautiful Cathedral, free admission and a nice cafe. I would recommend the visit as there are also no lines or crowds. Also it is next to the Abbey Gardens.

Thank bullseye69
PRsteds, Public Relations Manager at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to St Edmundsbury Cathedral and hope to welcome you again soon. Regards Nicki Dixon Head of PR and Visitors

Reviewed 1 week ago

A rainy day did not stop our adventure, just added a mist to the roses. This cathedral offered some eye opening and inspiring views. It has taken a lot of work to keep it up, and has been rebuilt in some places. It was crumbling...More

Thank Leaona F
PRsteds, Public Relations Manager at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your review. The tower was completed at the start of the new millennium and current work going on inside is being funded by a £350,000 Government grant from the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund. It is hoped it will complete a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful building and so well preserved, it really takes your breath away as you walk around inside. The staff were very friendly and helpful and it is great to be able to donate to the upkeep of this local treasure. A must to...More

Thank Yorkie1948
PRsteds, Public Relations Manager at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to St Edmundsbury Cathedral. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards Nicki Dixon Head of PR and Visitors

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having a lot of work done inside on our visit (scaffolding) but did not put us off seeing this amazing Cathedral. Lots to see in there, and lots of lovely volunteers to explain the history here. We were chatting to a retired Vicar for ages,...More

Thank BobH625
PRsteds, Public Relations Manager at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review ad we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. The work going on is being funded by a £350,000 Government grant from the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund. It is hoped it will complete a number of major works...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oh to have seen the original building as a complete Abbey. A gentle flowing Cathedral with lots to see. Lovely stained glass windows although currently there is a lot of scaffolding blocking many as they are being cleaned. Don't miss the Treasury or the tower....More

Thank marriott946
PRsteds, Public Relations Manager at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to review your visit to St Edmundsbury Cathedral and we glad you enjoyed your time spent here. The work going on is being funded by a £350,000 Government grant from the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cathedral and grounds are well worth visiting. The cathedral is having some work done at the moment so lots of scaffolding inside. There is a tower tour for £10 which looked interesting but unfortunately it was raining when we visited.More

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

Thanks for your review. The work going on is being funded by a £350,000 Government grant from the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund. It is hoped it will complete a number of major works for the current generation and we envisage there will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth seeing: interesting architecture and wonderful ceiling. Work is taking place so there is currently scaffolding but it's still worth going in. Take a few minutes to walk around the nearby area and look at the statue outside and also the old buildings, including the...More

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

Thanks for your review and I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit. The work going on is being funded by a £350,000 Government grant from the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund. It is hoped it will complete a number of major works...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Browneyedgirl2014
How do we book please?
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
How far is the cathedral from the station - walking distance?
30 October 2015|
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Response from PRsteds | Property representative |
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
Do you allow dogs inside the cathedral?
22 October 2015|
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Response from PRsteds | Property representative |
Yes that's fine. Dogs welcome.
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