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Ed's and Tales Of The Abbey Walking Tour for Abbey 1000

Part of the Abbey 1000 celebrations!

Ed's and Tales Of The Abbey Walking Tour for Abbey 1000
Start Date: 3 April 2020
Start Time: 11am
End Date: 6 April 2020
End Time: 12.30pm

Starts from St Edmund's Catholic Church, 21 Westgate St, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1QG

Tour Guide John Saunders takes you on a fascinating 90 minute walking tour which includes St Edmund's Catholic Church and explores how Catholics post-reformation have revealed their Patron Saint and made claims relating to his relics and body. 

Past tensions between town and abbey are revealed as the tour stops at Bury St Edmunds Guildhall and an there's an opportunity to imagine the final stages of a pilgrim's journey to the Abbey and experience a monastic and spiritual aura at the ruins themselves.

Tickets: £7. Booking essential from John Saunders at jes767894@btinternet.com or 01284 767894.

Just one of the special tours available during the Year of Celebrations to mark 1,000 years since the founding of the Abbey of St Edmund!

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