A Day in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

A Day in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds, England (B)

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Bury St Edmunds came as a surprise. I visited mainly because I was in the area, exploring the medieval painted churches. But I soon learnt that this unassuming Suffolk town was once the capital of East Anglia, and that much of the historic city survives. I found plenty to see and do during a day in Bury St Edmunds.

The first abbey in Bury St Edmunds (then known as Beodricsworth) was built by the Saxons in around 633 CE. It rose to prominence in 903 when the remains of St Edmund were brought here. Edmund was the king of East Anglia, who was martyred by Danish invaders after he refused to give up his Christian faith. For many centuries he was the patron saint of England (interestingly, in the current time, he is also the patron saint of pandemics). ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Day in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Guide Location: England » Bury St Edmunds
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Karen Warren
Read it on Author's Website: https://www.worldwidewriter.co.uk/day-in-bury-st-edmunds-suffolk.html
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Great Gate
  • Abbey Ruins
  • St Edmundsbury Cathedral
  • Norman Tower
  • Charnel House
  • Abbey Gardens
  • Moyse’s Hall
  • Guildhall
  • Corn Exchange
  • St Mary’s Church
  • The Angel Hotel
  • Green King Brewery
  • One Bull
  • Nutshell