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St Edmundsbury Cathedral Tower Tours

St Edmundsbury Cathedral Tower Tours
Start Date: 1 May 2020
Start Time: Various
End Date: 31 October 2020

St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds

Explore heady heights with amazing views from the top of the tower, the highest point in Bury St Edmunds and a fantastic perspective on the ruins of the Abbey of St Edmund, which celebrates its 1,000th anniversary this year!

Experience a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of St Edmundsbury Cathedral's Millennium Tower with fun and knowledgeable guides where you will learn more about the origins of the Cathedral church and about its continuing development over the last century culminating in our most exciting project in recent years; the building of a 160ft Millennium tower which was finished only in 2005. 

The brief for the build for was for a tower to be constructed with traditional methods and materials which would last for over one thousand years!

Visitors on the tour will be see rare views of the Cathedral itself and across the town and wider countryside and on some days as far as Ely. The 160ft tower represents modern technology and traditional craftsmanship co-existing side by side.

On this tour, there are various stopping points, looking out over the South Transept roof, the chance to look out of the Gallery onto the Quire and see our painted Nave roof up close. The tour also takes in the area above the vaulted ceiling before visiting the roof with its amazing views

Tours  run from February to October on Saturdays and Sundays but they also take place at other times such as bank holidays and group visits at other times can also be arranged. Tickets are £10. Book online at https://stedscathedral.org/visit/tower-tours/ in advance or on the day in the Visitor Information Point within the Cathedral Shop. 

There are certain Health and Safety conditions for the Tower Tours which can be viewed in more detail before booking on the Cathedral's website and you will be asked to sign a disclaimer prior to ascending the tower. 

If you are interested in booking a group Tower Tour please contact visits@stedscathedral.org.

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