Sunday 12 September 2021
A short stroll down Bury St Edmunds best known street, highlighting the personalities and changes to the street over the last century. Of special appeal to those who may not normally follow such walks.
An opportunity for a leisurely stroll and to learn how change has affected Bury St Edmunds best known street over the past century. Find out about personalities, past use of some premises, architectural appearance and customs. This will especially appeal to those who may not normally undertake a guided tour because of physical or mental challenges or disability, including cognitive impairment. Participants own reminiscences are welcome and will add to this pleasurable event. Accessible to all, though Abbeygate Street is on a gentle slope.
Meet on the corner of the Traverse/Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds
Tours will last approximately 20-30 minutes.
Tours are free as part of Heritage Open Days 2021, but pre-booking is essential. Max 15 people per tour.
Use the ‘Book Now’ button or call 01284 75800. Booking closes 5.00pm, 11 September 2021.
Contact on the day: John Saunders 07794 409793 www.burystedmundstourguides.org
This is a Heritage Open Days 2021 event, promoted by the Bury St Edmunds Tour Guides.
Your comfort and safety is our primary concern, and the following guidelines have been prepared to ensure you remain safe while enjoying your tour. We have followed advice issued by the government and the Institute of Tourist Guiding and, as a result, we have been awarded a Visit England ‘We’re Good to Go’ Mark.
- We advise you to familiarise yourself with current Covid-19 government guidelines
- If you’re suffering from any symptoms of Covid-19, even if you feel it is just a common cold, please do not join one of our guided walks.
- Before your tour, please sanitise or wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and wear any PPE that is advised or that you feel appropriate. We recommend carrying a personal hand sanitiser with you during your tour.
- Please do not shake hands with the guide or fellow members of your tour group. As part of the safety briefing you will be advised on what toilet facilities/hand sanitising stations are open on the route. For your own safety please do not share your personal hand sanitiser.
- We are currently restricting group numbers to fifteen in order to comply with current social distancing guidelines. We may amend this as guidance changes. During the current restrictions, we regret that no dogs (apart from assistance dogs) are allowed on our tours.
- Members of the group not from the same household should ensure social distancing of at least 2 metres. Whilst walking between stops, please be mindful to maintain this social distancing.
- If, during the tour you feel unwell, or someone else in the group displays any symptoms of Covid-19, please alert your guide. The guide can then take appropriate measures, which may include asking the person to withdraw from the tour or, as a last resort, terminating the tour. The steps the guide may take will form part of the safety briefing.
- In the interests of group safety, tours will not at present take place within buildings or in areas of the town where social distancing cannot be ensured.
We want all our customers to enjoy an entertaining tour, knowing that we have taken every precaution to ensure their safety. These guidelines are published on our booking portal, and by booking a tour you are deemed to have accepted them. Thank you for your cooperation, and we look forward to welcoming you.