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The Ancient Town

Who first planned out Bury St Edmunds in 1065?

Find out why some of the town streets have retained the same names since before the first maps were made. Discover more about what the market and town centre looked like before the Great Fire of 1608. Learn about the great axis, where pilgrims gathered en route to visit the Shrine of St Edmund. Join this tour to find out lots more about our beautiful town!