The Ancient Town of Bury St Edmunds

The Ancient Town of Bury St Edmunds

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Join us at the Pillar of Salt on Angel Hill for a leisurely summer evening’s stroll through the medieval town of Bury St Edmunds.

When Abbot Baldwin first set about building the abbey church and Benedictine abbey nearly 1000 years ago, he also designed the town to support and enhance it.

We will walk through the ‘medieval grid’, discover some hidden gems, and learn about the relationship between town and abbey.

What happened with the poor after the dissolution of the abbey? Where was the old Saxon town located? Why are there so many Protestant chapels in Bury?
These are only some of the many questions that will be answered.

Extra Info: The route leads through the town. It is suitable for wheelchair-users (with some narrow pavements) and for all aged 12 and over. Under 17's must be accompanied by an adult.

Times: 6.30-8pm, Friday 9 August
Tickets: £6, U17's free of charge
Booking: Essential - click here or visit the Tourist Information Point on Angel Hill to book
Venue: Meet at the Pillar of Salt on Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds

This event is promoted by Bury St Edmunds Association of Registered Tour Guides (BARTG).

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