Tower Tours

Experience the Cathedral from on high!  A Tower tour includes facts and figures about the Millennium Project, which saw the building of the Tower and vault (completed in 2010). As a reward for climbing the 202 steps, you get to peep ‘behind the scenes’ and can enjoy views across the Bury St Edmunds skyline. This is a great value tour, lasting about 1 hour 15 minutes.


Tower Tours run on Wednesdays (at 2.00 pm) and Saturdays (at 10.30 am) from March to October.



Should you wish to arrange a group Tower Tour, please book in advance, by contacting


Booking information: Numbers are limited so to be sure of a place, book online below.


Once you have purchased tickets, the meeting place for the Tower Tours is by the Font where the Guides will then take you to the starting location by the Vaulted Ceiling.

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St Edmundsbury Cathedral Tower Tours


Access will not be permitted to:


  • Children under the age of 10 (children aged 10-17 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.)
  • Adults aged 80+ (stipulation by our Insurers).
  • Anyone to be perceived to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Those who suffer from vertigo or claustrophobia or are nervous of heights, steep spiral staircases, narrow passageways and high galleries.
  • Those who are pregnant, suffer from heart disorders, or any medical condition or disability which might affect their own safety or the safety of others
  • Stairways are steep and narrow.
  • A reasonable level of fitness is required to tackle the 202 steps to the top.
  • The walkways maybe slippery.
  • Suitable footwear must be worn (no sandals or high heels).
  • Please dress appropriately (it can be cold on the top of the Tower and you will be climbing up a narrow staircase).
  • All bags must be left at ground level, a secure locked location will be provided for bags during the tour.
  • Decisions and instructions of the Cathedral Tower Guides are final and must be followed without question at all times.


The Chapter of St Edmundsbury Cathedral can accept no responsibility for accident, loss or injury to persons or property during tours and visits.


We will honour refund requests where possible, if made more than 48 hours before an event start time. Refunds will be issued minus booking and admin fee.

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