5 Sights in Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom.

List of cities in United Kingdom Sightseeing Tours in Bury St Edmunds

1. The Pillar Of Salt traffic sign

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Pillar of Salt is the name of a Grade II listed road sign on Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England. It was listed in 1998, when it was described as being "individual and probably unique". According to the plaque set at the foot of the sign, it is thought to be the first internally illuminated road sign in the country. Designed by Basil Oliver, architect to Bury St. Edmunds Town Council in 1935, it had to be granted special permission because the height of the letters and numbers did not conform to regulations.

Wikipedia: Pillar of Salt (EN)

2. The Worlds First Internet Bench

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The Worlds First Internet Bench Karen Roe / CC BY 2.0

The internet bench, also known as the "cyber seat", was the first internet-enabled bench. It was installed in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, on 6 August 2001. It was customized to allow seating for four people at a time who could plug their laptops into modem jacks for free. The bench became popular as a picture-taking location and was also covered by international television crews. With the advent of Wi-Fi, the bench was deactivated. It holds a Guinness World Record for being the "oldest internet bench".

Wikipedia: Internet bench (EN)

3. Saint Edmundsbury Cathedral

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St Edmundsbury Cathedral is the cathedral for the Church of England's Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. It is the seat of the Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich and is in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. Originating in the 11th century, it was rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries as a parish church and became a cathedral in 1914; it has been considerably enlarged in recent decades.

Wikipedia: St Edmundsbury Cathedral (EN)

4. Catholic Church of St Edmund King & Martyr

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St Edmund's Church is a Roman Catholic parish church in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. It was founded by the Jesuits in 1763 and the current church was built on that site in 1837. It is situated on Westgate street in the centre of the town. It is administered by the Diocese of East Anglia, in its Bury St Edmunds deanery. It is a Grade II* listed building.

Wikipedia: St Edmund's Church, Bury St Edmunds (EN)

5. St Mary

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St Mary's Church is the civic church of Bury St Edmunds and is one of the largest parish churches in England. It claims to have the second longest nave, and the largest West Window of any parish church in the country. It was part of the abbey complex and originally was one of three large churches in the town.

Wikipedia: St Mary's Church, Bury St Edmunds (EN)

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