Explore Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Historic Bury St Edmunds, nestled in the heart of West Suffolk, is one of the region's best-loved market towns and perfect for a family day out or a relaxing break away.
Once home to one of the most powerful monasteries in mediaeval Europe, Bury St Edmunds has seen glory, turmoil and scandal over the centuries. Today it remains a busy and beautiful market town with plenty to explore. Whether you're passionate about history, art, shopping or food, there is something for all to experience and enjoy.
The town centre offers fantastic choice for the discerning shopper. Elegant streets house an array of independent shops and a wide range of popular eateries, our new shopping centre ‘Arc' provides a retail mix including popular fashion and international brands.
Every Wednesday and Saturday the town is home to a traditional street market. Experience the colours and aromas from almost 100 stalls offering everything from ethnic clothing to fresh fruit and vegetables.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre you will find the award-winning Abbey Gardens, a peaceful haven of beautifully tended floral displays with a children's play area, aviary and magnificent views of St Edmundsbury Cathedral - the only cathedral in Suffolk.
St Edmundsbury Cathedral dates back to 1503, complete with its Gothic style lantern tower completed in 2005, new cloisters, organ and vaulted ceiling. Once part of the great Abbey of St Edmund, the present day Catherdral continues the tradition of offering a warm welcome and a change to enjoy the sacred space of its architecture, stained glass and treasures.
For the serious culture lovers, you can't miss the Theatre Royal. Magical and full of history, this exquisite Grade I listed gem is a fantastic place to discover the world of Georgian theatre.
Come and see for yourself and sample some real Suffolk hospitality!
Take a tour round Greene King's brewery in the beautiful town of Bury St Edmunds to see how quality beer is produced using natural, wholesome ingredients and traditional, evironmentally sound brewing methods.
East Wing at Ickworth, home to the Hervey family for almost 200 years and now transformed into a luxury, family-friendly hotel. With surroundings as grand as ever the house has been turned into the perfect retreat for families.
The historical centre of gossip and local politics. It has matured into a hotel of sophistication and style. The Angel Hill is surrounded by the most elegant Georgian Houses. Elsewhere you can explore the cobbled streets, market square and Greene King Brewery that make up this ancient borough, or admire the splendid cathedral, the Regency theatre and the abbey gardens.