VISIT BURY ST EDMUNDS ABBEY
Visit the extensive remains of the abbey, which include the magnificent 14th-century Great Gate and Norman Tower, as well as the altered west front of the immense church.
ABBEYS AND PRIORIES
Learn about England’s medieval monasteries and uncover the stories of those who lived, worked and prayed in them.
WHAT BECAME OF THE MONKS AND NUNS AT THE DISSOLUTION?
Discover what happened to the many thousands of monks and nuns whose lives were changed forever when, on the orders of Henry VIII, every abbey and priory in England was closed.
Delve into our history pages to discover more about our sites, how they have changed over time, and who made them what they are today.