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Southwold: September 2021
Our accommodation for a week's holiday in Suffolk is at Heathside Lodges, Wenhaston, near Southwold. On the way there, we visit the English Heritage site known as Grimes Graves - a Neolithic flint mine where we are able to descend 18-metres  deep into a mine
The sights in Bury St Edmunds include the old Corn Exchange (right - now a branch of Wetherspoons where we have coffee and, later, lunch); Abbey Gardens; the Cathedral; and the Bell Tower - where we have a tour
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Lodge Number 11
The 14-acre Abbey Gardens contain the ruins of the former Benedictine Abbey, the Abbey of St Edmund, once one of the richest, largest and most powerful Benedictine monasteries in England. People came from all over England and further afield to visit the Shrine of St Edmund and it became one of the most famous and wealthy pilgrimage locations in England
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St Edmundsbury Cathedral or The Cathedral Church of St James as it is formally entitled received its cathedral status in 1914 with the creation of the diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. It is the only Cathedral in Suffolk.