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Make the most of the Suffolk countryside and the many and varied walks around Bury St Edmunds and beyond.

Enjoy the many walking routes in and around Bury St Edmunds!

Make the most of the Suffolk countryside and the many and varied walks around Bury St Edmunds and beyond.

From walking tours to organised walks and from acres of stately homes to explore to a Walkers Are Welcome Town on our doorstep, there are a multitude of ways to enjoy walking in and around Bury St Edmunds.

Take a look at our Top Walks or discover the St Edmund Way and take a walk as the pilgrims did to the Abbey of St Edmund.

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Walking Tours

If you prefer a little entertainment and history provided with your walk, why not join one of the 90 minute walking tours which start in the centre of Bury St Edmunds taking in the Abbey Gate, Gardens and Ruins.

Your Bury St Edmunds Tour Guide will enchant you with stories about the legend of St Edmund, the Magna Carta and its connections to the town, the favourite Bury St Edmunds haunt of Charles Dickens and many many more fascinating pieces of trivia connected to Bury St Edmunds over its 1,000 year history!

During the autumn and winter the Bury St Edmunds Tour Guides also offer Ghostly and Macabre Walking Tours of Bury St Edmunds, see the town at night and in a whole different light!

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Pilgrims have been coming to Bury St Edmunds for over 1000 years. The shrine of Saint Edmund attracted pilgrims from near and far until the closure of the Abbey of St Edmund in 1539 at the Dissolution of the Monasteries.

The present day Cathedral, in its role as a parish church, has the dedication of St James, patron saint of pilgrims.

Today, the Cathedral continues to welcome pilgrims from across the world. In particular parishes from the Diocese visit on Sunday afternoons to enjoy a pilgrimage around the building before Evensong.

To find out more about Special Pilgrimages and Pilgrimage Routes to Bury St Edmunds visit the St Edmundsbury Cathedral Website.

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