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Bury St Edmunds tour guides set to return on April 12 with new tours on the Abbey of St Edmund and the town




The famous Bury Tour Guides are set to return on April 12, with six new tours explaining the importance of the town’s Abbey over the past millennium.

The new tours will include what life was like as a monk, the 'darker times', life inside and outside the Abbey’s boundaries and its legacy, and a 60-minute bitesize tour on Wednesdays.

A ‘Funny stories for an Abbey Birthday’ children’s tour will be on offer too, taking place on selected days of school holidays.

Tour Guides Melanie Mills, Adrian Tindall (chairman), John Saunders (marketing manager) and Terry O'Donoghue. Picture: Mecha Morton.
Tour Guides Melanie Mills, Adrian Tindall (chairman), John Saunders (marketing manager) and Terry O'Donoghue. Picture: Mecha Morton.

John Saunders, marketing officer, said: “What better way to enjoy outdoor life again fairly cheaply than taking a tour to find out about the Abbey ahead of next year’s celebrations.”

With the programme of Abbey 1000 events having been postponed until 2022, the tours this year are not going to be directly related to the thousand year celebrations.

However, they will be a 'pre-cursor of what is to come' next year, John said.

The tours will be a 'pre-cursor' of what is to come next year. Picture: Sue Warren.
The tours will be a 'pre-cursor' of what is to come next year. Picture: Sue Warren.

All tours this year are to comply with Government restrictions and guidelines.

The cost of the tours varies from £5 to £7.50 and for more information, go to: www.burystedmundstourguides.org

The Abbey of St Edmund and the town draw in tourists from across the world - in 2019 visitors came from around 40 different countries.

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