The town of Bury St Edmunds is positioned within Suffolk, a county in the east of England. It is home to numerous historic buildings with examples from varied ages. Among these buildings, the most outstanding attractions are Bury St. Edunds Abbey and St. Mary’s Church.
The runs of the abbey located at the very middle of the town. The abbey was a shrine to Saint Edmund, but it was destroyed during the fourteenth century and was largely dismantled with its Dissolution in the sixteenth century. Today the ruined abbey is famous for its wonderful gardens.
As one of the buildings of the abbey, the St. Mary’s Church is really worth seeing. It was built as a Norman church in the 12th century and was largely restored throughout the centuries (14th, sixteenth and 19th) and though not one of the original constructions remains today components can be dated back to the thirteenth century. One remarkable thing is the west window which features superb stained glass.
If you are in Bury St Edmunds, these two places should not be missed.