The Georgian Age saw the rebirth of Bury St Edmunds.
In the eighteenth century Bury St Edmunds became a prosperous and fashionable town, and new properties were built or improved, reflecting this period of change.
This was an era when the autumn social season was very important, and people flocked to the town to promenade and attend concerts and balls in the Athenaeum. In stark contrast to this elegance was the poverty suffered by many and reflected in the town’s workhouse and soup kitchens. On this tour we look at the handsome Georgian buildings throughout the town and tell you more about the lives of those who lived in them.
Georgian Bury is on Thursday 22 August. It starts at 2.00pm on Angel Hill, opposite the Abbey Gate (what3words///doubt.display.trail), and lasts 90 minutes.
It is in English and is suitable for all ages and abilities. Please let us know beforehand if you have any special access requirements. We regret that we cannot accept dogs (apart from assistance dogs) on our tours.
Adults £10.00, U-18s £5, U-5s free. Tickets may be booked online in advance or simply turn up on the day.