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22 November 2019Bury St Edmunds Xmas Fayre

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Bury St Edmunds Xmas Fayre
Friday 22 November 2019

Bury Xmas Fayre and a lot more...... 

We travel by coach having coffee together on arrival, then you are free to explore the Georgian town centre of Bury St Edmunds with it's Cathedral, Xmas Market,  Abbey Ruins and Gardens,  Moyse’s Hall Museum and the Guildhall.

Fayre

The Christmas Fayre is now in its 18th year and stalls are situated all around the town including a Christmas Bazaar inside the Cathedral.   Explore medieval streets and architecture, Georgian squares, Britain’s last remaining regency theatre, and the town’s literary links to Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and Norah Lofts.

Cathedral

 A church has stood on the cathedral site since 1065 and it finally became a cathedral in 1914 being Suffolk’s only cathedral. You can discover Bury St Edmunds’ role in the Magna Carta, the story of Saint Edmund and where a French Tudor Queen rests. George Gilbert Scott was responsible for a new chancel and a stunning  hammerbeam roof.

Abbey Ruins

The abbey was once one of the richest and most powerful Benedictine monasteries in England. Its remains are extensive and include the complete 14th century Great Gate and Norman Tower, as well as the impressive ruins and altered west front of the immense church.

The relics of the martyred Anglo-Saxon king St Edmund, whose remains were moved to this site in 903, and his shrine became a place of pilgrimage. The abbey itself was founded in 1020 and grew in power and wealth up until its suppression in 1539.

Cost £25 includes coach and morning coffee on arrival. Usual pick up points.

Please be aware that the number of coaches entering the town is strictly controlled by Bury Council and the coach will have to wait during the day at a depot so you must be able to carry any purchases that you make until our pick up.