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Pilgrims and tourists have been visiting the site of St Edmundsbury Cathedral for over a thousand years. Today, we offer all who come to the Cathedral a warm welcome, the opportunity to pray and the chance to explore on their own or as part of a tour.

The Cathedral is open Monday to Friday and Sunday from 7.15 am to 6.00 pm and Saturdays and Bank Holidays from 8.30 am to 6.00 pm.

There is no charge for admission but donations are always welcome.

Regular Public Guided Tours (11 am daily except Sundays) run from 2 May until 30 September.   Occasionally a tour may have to be cancelled if another event is taking place in the Cathedral. 

Tours are £3 per person (under 16s free) and tickets are available from the Tourist Information Point through the cathedral shop.

For 2017 there will be no Public Guided Tour on the following dates:

Friday 11 August (due to wedding)

Monday 21 August (due to a wedding)

Saturday 2 September (due to a wedding)

Friday 15 September (Thetford Grammar Speech Day)

Saturday 30 September (Luther 500 Festival)

Please note: The Public Guided Tours are not suitable for groups visiting Bury St Edmunds. Organisers of groups should contact us on 01284 748720 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a tour. Please also see our Group Visits page.

Cathedral and churches cycle trail. Enjoy cycling? try out our new cycle trail which starts and finishes at St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Choose either 30 miles or 19 miles with plenty of cafes and pubs on the way for refreshment stops. Full details here.