St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Edmund was buried at Hoxne, but after miracles were reported at his tomb the king was canonized, and his body was moved to the monastery of Beodricksworth, which was renamed St Edmund's Bury in his honour. King Canute later made the monastery an abbey, and Edward the Confessor reinforced its status by granting it an estate which covered large portions of modern Suffolk.
The nave of the church was rebuilt in about 1503 by John Wastell, a local mason who also worked on King's College Chapel, Cambridge and the bell tower of Canterbury Cathedral. In 1914 the church was extended and raised to cathedral status. The abbey itself was largely demolished in the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
A short stroll along Angel Hill from the cathedral entrance is the parish church of St Mary's, which is every bit as worthwhile visiting from a historical perspective.
About St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Address: Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England, IP33 1LS
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Website: St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Phone: 01284 748720
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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Bury St Edmunds Abbey - 0.3 miles (Abbey)
Suffolk Regiment Museum - 0.8 miles (Museum)
Ickworth - 3.1 miles (Historic House)
West Stow, St Mary's Church - 4.6 miles (Historic Church)
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