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The Guildhall

The Guildhall Guildhall Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1PR, England
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Fascinating building and garden, beautifully restored - a poignant reminder

The history behind this beautifully restored National Trust building is a poignant reminder of how... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Kato122
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Great coffee shop!

Popped in for a quick drink on a cold day. Greeted by very friendly staff. Hot chocolate and scones... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2017
geh59
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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22 Dec 2017
“Fascinating building and garden, beautifully restored - a poignant reminder”
31 Jan 2017
“Great coffee shop!”
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The Guildhall Guildhall Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1PR, England
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

The history behind this beautifully restored National Trust building is a poignant reminder of how things once were for this lovely town. The display was interactive at times, and there was a wonderful film of bygone days, which gave perspective. This small but fascinating museum...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Popped in for a quick drink on a cold day. Greeted by very friendly staff. Hot chocolate and scones were delicious. The National Trust gift shop was small but packed full of gifts.

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

A hidden jewel of a building, once central to the local community, this building is being restored and realigned with a new use that showcases the delights of this building, originally commenced being built back in the twelfth century. It very unusually contains the only...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2016

In the middle of the market squire a very inspiring building which throughout time has had a very mixed history. Not a rambling country house just a very old building used for every conceivable purpose over the centuries--rich woolen merchants--prisoners--weavers--WW2 operations. Even the small garden...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2013

With a group, we were shown round this fantastic building by a local archaeologist with special attention to the Royal Observer Corps operations room from WW 2. I hope that more funding can be found to secure the future of this fascinating building.

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Reviewed 6 November 2012

When I go to Bury st Edmunds I often pop in here, they have a coffee shop, very clean. and hold many events here, especially at Christmas,

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Reviewed 3 August 2012

Spinning wheel shakespeare production was outstanding!! Performed by local young people who have a great inthusiasm for The Bard, Well translated and a real hoot to boot!!

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Reviewed 24 July 2012

Interesting historical location aiming to raise funds to restore to community use. Open Day really interesting and informative. A local landmark you pass and don't notice but one of oldest buildings in Bury St Edmunds.

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