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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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Looking around the tower and it was beautiful and pretty and breath taking how there painted it so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sam L
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What a peaceful place

I was asked to visit this if I had time. I have a thing for stained glass windows. After walking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“new tower” (27 reviews)
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Abbey House 30 Angel Hill | Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LS, England
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"new tower"
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"tower tour"
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"the stained glass windows"
in 22 reviews
"millennium tower"
in 11 reviews
"wonderful building"
in 17 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 52 reviews
"st james"
in 7 reviews
"lego model"
in 10 reviews
"st edmundsbury"
in 21 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 8 reviews
"warm welcome"
in 8 reviews
"magna carta"
in 13 reviews
"abbey grounds"
in 7 reviews
"lovely place to visit"
in 12 reviews
"walk around"
in 8 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 7 reviews
"angel hill"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking around the tower and it was beautiful and pretty and breath taking how there painted it so beautiful

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was asked to visit this if I had time. I have a thing for stained glass windows. After walking through, I came to the end to find that the Cathedral was being built with Leggo as a fund raiser and bricks could be bought...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful piece of English serendipity. This place is well worth a visit. The architecture is breath taking. Beautiful piece of heritage - not for everyone's taste but somewhere to visit the past. The people at the Cathedral were very welcoming and we enjoyed the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Like many of the gothic cathedrals in England, this church offers a large range of stained glass and architecture. This church is also dedicated to Saint Edmund, which the town has a long historical connection with. Overall, it's a beautiful church but nothing particularly special...More

Thank Amanda A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the Cathedral during a visit to Bury St Edmunds, entrance is free. The Cathedral is well worth a visit with impressive architecture and stained glass. Building the Cathedral was started in the 11th century, at that time it was the parish church,...More

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed visiting us. We are a relatively new Cathedral, but with lots of history. We were always within the grounds of the Abbey (the ruins of which are in the Abbey Gardens) but have had additions...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Evensong was happening when we were there and the choir singing was filling the cathedral with amazing song. There is a model of the cathedral being built of Lego bricks. Pay a pound and either you or the person in charge of the Lego adds...More

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

Thank you so much for your review. Thank you for donating to our Lego build too- we have just hit 40,000 bricks! Each brick donated for £1 will help us towards us our fundraising goal. We hope you can return and see the progress in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Cathedral in April 2018 with my niece and her daughter who is three. The Cathedral is just stunning and the lovely volunteers made us feel very welcome, especially when explaining everything to the three year old. Definitely worth a visit.More

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

Thank you so much for your review. We aim to offer everyone a warm welcome and have many volunteers working as part of our organisation in order to make our visitor experience an excellent one. We are glad your three year old also enjoyed exploring...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If in the area you simply must see the cathedral. Admission is free but they do take donations. There is a gift shop and cafe on the premises. We did not eat there but the aromas were tantalizing. The cathedral is awe inspiring and a...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 leave us a review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We do have donation boxes in the Cathedral as we are reliant on donations from our visitors as we receive no regular government funding. We also have...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cathedral is a surviving part of the original very impressive abbey whose ruins are well worth a visit. The cathedral is very impressive with a good range of monuments and a LEGO model of itself under construction. The food in the refectory was good,...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 leave us a review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and would recommend us. We are pleased that you found the staff you encountered helpful; we also have many volunteers helping us in various areas of an...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to access in my wheelchair with a wheelchair lift down to the cloisters where the cafe is. We saw the lego model of the Cathedral which was fascinating

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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 leave us a review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and enjoyed looking at the LEGO model which is a fundraising project. We hope you may be able to return soon.

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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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