"Central Suffolk & I look forward to learning more" Bury Saint Edmunds by etfromnc

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Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk was once the capital of the nation known as East Anglia and the town and surrounding area are full of history. Named after King Edmund of East Anglia, which was a separate nation until 869 A. D., this lovely medieval market town has a warm and friendly atmosphere throughout the year. It is convenient to Cambridge, Ipswich, and Norwich and only two hours from London.
This week I returned there for the first time in about 25 years and was quite impressed. Unfortunately, I was only there for one night and parts of two days but it was an awesome, and quite educational, visit. I had been through Bury St. Edmunds on several previous occasions but had never stopped for more than a few minutes. The highlights of our afternoon walking tour included a tour of the Abbey Gardens and their Monastic ruins, where a plaque commemorates the meeting where the Barons of England met and agreed to force King John to sign the Magna Carta. That event gives Bury St. Edmunds the honor of being regarded as the cradle of English Law.

  • Last visit to Bury Saint Edmunds: Aug 2009
  • Intro Updated Nov 14, 2015
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