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St. Edmundsbury Cathedral

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Address: Abbey House 30 Angel Hill | Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LS, England
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Beautiful Cathedral

We visited with two young children, it's next door to the Abbey Gardens. It's beautiful to see in a short time (important when you are traveling with young ones). They are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with two young children, it's next door to the Abbey Gardens. It's beautiful to see in a short time (important when you are traveling with young ones). They are working on replicating it with Lego Pieces, our son was very proud to contribute a piece to the future Lego Cathedral.

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PRsteds, Public Relations Manager at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review and we're glad your son enjoyed contributing to our LEGO project. Do come back and see the model's progress and we look forward to welcoming you again. Regards Nicki Dixon Head of PR and Visitors More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cathedral is set in lovely grounds which are really worth an explore, the building its self is very dull and mix match of old and new brickwork and needed a good dust. Every door seems to have private wrote on it and everywhere you went you felt like you were being watched by one of the myriad of people... More 

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PRsteds, Public Relations Manager at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, responded to this review

We're sorry you didn't enjoy your visit as we get more positive feedback than negative. We don't charge visitors to come into St Edmundsbury Cathedral as we are a church and therefore accessible to all. Your comment about it costing "over a grand an hour" to keep the cathedral open is not true. It costs £69 an hour, every hour... More 

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing building which is steeped in history and then been updated BUT using the same method of building as the original building. Well worth looking at. Look out for exhibitions which are often put on. Has a nice cafe with a garden to sit in.

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PRsteds, Public Relations Manager at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, responded to this review

Dear Pat, Thank you so much for your lovely review, we're pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back. Regards Nicki Dixon Head of PR and Visitors More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a Christian I had been looking forward to this magnificent building but actually it took my breath away. As well as being an important place in the Christian faith it is also a place of truly wonderful architecture which can be appreciated by everybody.

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PRsteds, Public Relations Manager at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, responded to this review

Hi Anna, Thank you so much for your wonderful words. We're so pleased you found St Edmundsbury Cathedral such a wonderful place. We look forward to welcoming you again. Regards Nicki Dixon Head of PR and Visitors More 

St Andrews, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is lovely calming place to visit, there is a lovely refractory which bustled on a saturday morning. The cathedral itself was quietly informative, with beautiful stain glass windows and decorated ceilings

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PRsteds, Public Relations Manager at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review and we look forward to welcoming you back. Regards Nicki Dixon Head of PR and Visitors More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unusual and stunning. The simple lines on the pillars take your eyes up to the stunning ceilings. Amazingly they have built the tower on recently after donations of £millions. Well worth a visit. I had been there in the past but it has changed a lot and is well worth a visit.

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PRsteds, Public Relations Manager at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to St Edmundsbury Cathedral and look forward to welcoming you again. Regards Nicki Dixon Head of PR and Visitors More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When in Bury St Edmunds I always call into the Cathedral. It is very bright and welcome. I was met by two volunteers who were extremely helpful. The Ladys chapel is particularly nice and somewhere that you can escape the hustle and bustle of life. Just wish I lived a bit closer as I would love to get involved with... More 

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PRsteds, Public Relations Manager at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, responded to this review

Dear Stephen, Thank you so much for your lovely words which I will pass onto our welcomers. We hope to see you again soon. Regards Nicki Dixon Head of PR and Visitors More 

cardiff
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleasant and the whole town seems to build around it. Big ground around it and open to public. There were many art pieces and the ruin of the old cathedral was still there, worth a visit if in town.

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PRsteds, Public Relations Manager at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, responded to this review

Hi Rebecca, Thanks for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit. Regards Nicki Dixon Head of PR and Visitors More 

Sleepy Suffolk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We didn't spend long here but the cathedral is a lovely, surprisingly light building. Smaller than many cathedrals we've visited but very beautiful. The new tower has been almost seamlessly incorporated into the building. Certainly worth a visit.

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PRsteds, Public Relations Manager at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review following your visit to St Edmundsbury Cathedral. We hope to welcome you back soon. Regards Nicki Dixon Head of PR and Visitors More 

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A must to see ,if visiting Bury St Edmunds. Beautiful cathedral with access to tower. Part of town's history with easy access to nearby cloisters and Abbey Gardens.

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PRsteds, Public Relations Manager at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, responded to this review

Dear Rosemary, Thanks so much for your wonderful review of St Edmundsbury Cathedral. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again. Regards Nicki Dixon Head of PR and Visitors More 

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