Best Western Priory Hotel Cambridge

Mildenhall Rd, Bury St. Edmunds, East Anglia, IP32 6EH, United Kingdom
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Satisfaction Very Good
Excellent
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34
Very Good
35%
51
Average
22%
33
Poor
14%
21
Terrible
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6

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  • Families79
  • Couples60
  • Solo61
  • Business57

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Moyse's Hall (on the far right)Moyse's Hall (on the far right)

A pint of Greene King Abbot's AleA pint of Greene King Abbot's Ale

The youngest window (see other tip for details)The youngest window (see other tip for details)

New part of the cathedral with restored organNew part of the cathedral with restored organ

Travel Tips for Bury Saint Edmunds

Quaker Meeting House

by joanj

I was walking down one of the streets in Bury and saw this building across the road, so took a picture, then on closer inspection I noticed it was a Quaker Meeting House

I did wait a while to see if any Quakers came out in their dress, but to no avail. My fondest memory of Bury was walking through the beautiful Abbey Gardens in the summer when the flower beds were in all their glory. The gardners kept the gardens in pristine condition.

There is also a small aviary by the little tea shop.

Do take the children to look at the birds.

Cathedral

by morgandk

The Cathedral is the heart of the market town of Bury St Edmunds and is adjacent to the Abbey Gardens. It stands alongside the Visitors' Centre and is a short walk from the Manor House Museum. St Edmundsbury is the Mother Church of Suffolk and is a rare example of an English Cathedral which is still in the process of being built. The latest extensions, under the direction of the late renowned architect, Stephen Dykes Bower, won praise from Alec Clifton-Taylor for the sympathetic blend of the new with the existing. He states 'The outcome is an interior which is at once spacious and dignified and, surely, an outstandingly good example of the way to convert a parish church into a cathedral.'

Statue of St. Edmund and detail next to Cathedral

by Airpunk

After visiting the Cathedral, you should notice two small things between it and the Norman Tower:

The androgynous bronze figure of St. Edmund was once the cause of controversial discussions, but has now been accepted by the city's inhabitants. It was place there by local artist Dame Elizabeth Frink 1976. A smaller, older version of it exists in the village of Little Thurlow and is dedicated to the artist's father. The statue in Bury stands on a socket with a concrete base around it. Originally, this base was not place there. But some years after the statue was unveiled, it began to incline itself to one side. The reason behind it was that the statue is placed on a former burial place and one of the former graves collapsed...

Close to this statue, on the southern side of the cathedral, there is an interesting detail to notice. It marks the boundary between the two parishes, St. James' and St. Mary's. It is located quite near to the main entrance on a spot which was once hidden by a building between the Norman Tower and the Cathedral. The building was a coffeehouse which was run by a local family. Their burial plaque is still attached to the wall, just right above the boundary stone. Some people say, that the coffeehouse was not only used as a coffeehouse by the girls of the family and that it was the reason to pull down the building in prudish Victorian times.

Bury st. Edmunds

by hello3001

Bury st. Edmunds is a city very near Newmarket.
Beautiful Abbey Gardens in Bury st Edmunds is a place where you can relax and enjoy the nature. The squirrels are always around, so tame they would eat out of your hand.

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Address: Mildenhall Rd, Bury St. Edmunds, East Anglia, IP32 6EH, United Kingdom