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Dickens in Bury St Edmunds

1 Night Itinerary

The Personal History of David Copperfield film, written and directed by Armando Iannucci, had significant scenes shot in Bury St Edmunds.

Starring Dev Patel, Peter Capaldi, Hugh Laurie and Tilda Swinton, it’s based on the novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens.

The Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds was transformed for filming. Other locations in the town were Chequers Square opposite St Edmunds Cathedral and inside the Theatre Royal, which is the location bookending the film.

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Day 1
Day 1
Historic Bury St Edmunds

Join one of our daily tours of Bury St Edmunds and discover 1,000 years of history – from monks and martyrs to Saxon kings and Tudor queens, from talking wolves and Magna Carta to Georgian chic and Mr Pickwick.
On winter nights we explore the darker side of Bury St Edmunds on our Ghostly and Macabre tours, with tales of ghostly spirits, foul murders and witchcraft.

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All destinations on Day 1 of itinerary

The Angel Hotel
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Lackford Lakes Barns
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West Stow Pods
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Bury St Edmunds Tour Guides
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Fullers Mill Gardens
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NT Ickworth House and Gardens
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St Edmundsbury Cathedral
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