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Tour series at Bury St Edmunds cathedral




St Edmundsbury Cathedral Bury St Edmunds
St Edmundsbury Cathedral Bury St Edmunds

Guides at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds, are offering a series of themed tours to enable residents and visitors the opportunity to find out more about Suffolk’s cathedral.

The first tour – at 10am on May 2 – is called The Glory of Stained Glass and will give a detailed insight into some of its Victorian stained glass, concentrating on the glass by Clayton and Bell in the nave.

The windows on the north side of the cathedral tell the stories of the Old Testament, including Adam and Eve, Noah and Daniel with the lions, while those on the sunnier south side tell stories from the New Testament starting with the angels appearing to the shepherds and including the Easter imagery.

Sarah Friswell, PR manager at the cathedral, said: “These tours give a great chance to find out much more about the cathedral than you would on a casual visit.”

Tickets cost £5 per person and include a hot drink in the cathedral’s restaurant, Pilgrims’ Kitchen.

To book, visit the Cathedral Tourist Information Point on Angel Hill (open 11am-3pm Monday to Saturday or 11.30am-2pm Sunday).

The tour series continues on June 6 with a tour themed on Magna Carta, in this 800th anniversary year, and on July 4 with an American Connections tour.

For more details, contact Hannah Ratcliffe, visitor services co-ordinator, on 01284 748730 or visits@stedscathed ral.org



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