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Visiting Bury St Edmunds is a picturesque, thriving market town, which brings together the old and the new and this is one good reason why you should visit Bury St Edmunds. Why not visit the ruins of the medieval abbey which is just a short walk from the expanding arc shopping centre, the  popular Cornhill Walk  or the side streets in the Medieval Grid with an overall offering  of a mix of national brands and a range of independent boutiques, salons and spas. Visiting Bury St Edmunds will give you so much to do, and we have only given you a small taster... 

 

Visit Bury St Edmunds and you will have a great time.

Named after St Edmund, martyred in 870, Bury St Edmunds still proudly cherishes The Abbey, whichis believed to house his remains, making it an important pilgrimage site. Bury St Edmunds has Suffolk’s only cathedral, and the only remaining Regency Theatre in England. Its American connection is with Martha’s Vineyard, whose discoverer named it after his Bury born daughter in 1602. Amidst its history, Bury St Edmunds boasts a host of venues for eating, drinking, shopping, and relaxing, making it a great place to visit. Use our complete guide to bury st edmunds before you visit...

 

Visit Bury St Edmunds and we are sure you will not be disappointed! 

 

The market town of Bury St Edmunds, with its impressive produce market every Wednesday and Saturday,  is nestled in the heart of Suffolk. It is known for the Abbey Gardens, which is a ruined abbey right in the town centre. Bury is a very popular destination for tourists and locals to the surrounding area, the main reason for that is its array of shops, eateries and tourist attractions. Visit the old side of the town and see the Cathedral in all its glory, the medieval quarter of the town and the Abbey Gardens itself. While in the newer side of the town you can browse the large assortment of shops, restaurants entertainment centres.

Latest News

17/04/2014Blue Cross Sale At CotswoldRunning from 18th - 21st April.

16/04/2014Feast of FiddlesA veritable super-group of folk fiddlers will play at The Apex on the 19th April

14/04/2014April News from Bury St Edmunds LibraryEaster opening times, new films for hire and more news

12/04/2014Approaching Easter at the CathedralExciting calendar of events at St Edmundsbury Cathedral

10/04/2014Sand-tastic! Bury St Edmunds beach is backBeach lovers can look forward to grabbing their buckets and spades not once but twice in Bury St Edmunds this summer.

10/04/2014Last chance for Suffolk’s budding entrepreneurs Last chance for Suffolk’s budding entrepreneurs to win £10,000 in business start-up funding

10/04/2014Enjoy 20% Off All Barbour at Aubyn DaviesMenswear store, Aubyn Davies, is offering 20% off all Barbour until 19th April.

09/04/2014It’s Time To Sign Up for Hospice Girls Night OutSt Nicholas Hospice Care is calling for women to wear their pyjamas and sign up for its 2014 Girls Night Out moonlight walk.

08/04/2014Stage Show of Sebastian Faulks’ Birdsong Visits Bury St Edmunds!Marking the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, Birdsong comes to BSE

08/04/2014Women’s Tour Bury St Edmunds Finish Inspires Ladies Charity Cycle Ride for HospiceCycle Suffolk are inviting ladies to take part in a charity cycle ride in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care

07/04/2014Toppers Celebrate Ice Cream VentureOpening its ice cream shop last weekend, Toppers is offering free mini-tasters of 4 fabulour gelato flavours

04/04/2014Escher Quartet & Benjamin Grosvenor at The ApexBenjamin Grosvenor has been described as the most important British pianist to emerge in decades.

04/04/2014St George’s Day Crafting ClassesPaint your own St George dragon at Denny Bros

04/04/2014Creme Divine Voted UK #1 Best Anti-Ageing CreamVoted number one in the Ultimate Beauty Bible

03/04/2014Berlin Philharmonic Easter Sunday ConcertFollowing the success of its annual New Year's Eve Gala Concert, the Berlin Philharmonic will return to our screens this Easter Sunday

02/04/2014Fashion Fusion In Fabulous Fourth YearIt’s the fourth year on the catwalk at The Apex, with all proceeds from the event going to St Nicholas Hospice Care.

01/04/2014Still Life – An Exhibition of GroupingsStill Life exhibition will display a range of still life groupings from traditional to contemporary in style.

31/03/2014Jekyll and Hyde: Director discusses productionJekyll and Hyde: The Musical, is at the Theatre Royal, in Bury St Edmunds, from Tuesday April 29 – Saturday May 3.

29/03/2014Bury St Edmunds Passion Plays 2014Join Passion Plays at the Cathedral for Good Friday

28/03/2014American Jazz guitarist comes to Bury St EdmundsProlific composer and recording artist brings trio on 6th venture across the Atlantic

26/03/2014Rising stars from Zimbabwe at The ApexStars visit Bury St Edmunds' entertainment venue on Friday 11th April

25/03/2014April’s Offers From SK Clinic + SpaThis month's offers from SK

24/03/2014Style and Image WorkshopHandbags and Gladrags welcomes local stylist Loraine Callow to its store on host an intimate morning of all things fashion

16/03/2014Television favourites come to Theatre RoyalCharlie and Lola come to life in a magical mix of music and puppetry

12/03/2014Bury St. Edmunds is Alive with the Sound of...Fandom!Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is excited to welcome West-End star

04/03/2014Buona Pasqua From Carluccio’sAt Carluccio’s Easter is a time to get creative and make beautiful (delicious) things

14/02/2014Race For LifeShow cancer who's boss by taking part in a 5k or 10k race

14/02/2014TV Chefs sign up for Ourburystedmunds Food & Drink FestivalTwo of television’s best loved chefs will be the stars of the show at the Food and Drink festival.

10/02/2014Fashion Fusion 2014Once again, The Apex is delighted to present Fashion Fusion

10/02/2014Exciting Events Planned For The MarketBury St Edmunds Market offers the perfect way to start the spring season

10/02/2014Lunchtime Concerts return to Theatre RoyalPopular Lunchtime Concerts return to Theatre Royal Stage to brighten up Bury St Edmunds’ Lunch Hours

27/11/2013High Street of the Year!Congratulations to the town of Bury St Edmunds, which is now in the Top Ten nominations for the Telegraph's High Street of the Year.

28/05/2013Pilgrims walk from LondonPilgrims walk to mark the 1000th anniversary of St Edmund’s body returning to Suffolk.

Nightlife in Bury

When the sun goes down, Bury St Edmunds becomes a buzz of activity. From the clinking of glasses, to hearty chatter over good food, and often featuring the harmonic sounds of quality live music - the soundtrack to a night out in Bury sums up the great atmosphere found across the town.

For the foodies and gastronomes amongst us, there is a great variety of restaurants and cafes on offer.

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Buona Pasqua From Carluccio’s

At Carluccio’s Easter is a time to get creative and make beautiful (delicious) things

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Escher Quartet & Benjamin Grosvenor at The Apex

Benjamin Grosvenor has been described as the most important British pianist to emerge in decades.

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Feast of Fiddles

A veritable super-group of folk fiddlers will play at The Apex on the 19th April

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Tourist Information Centre

The Tourist Information Centre can provide guides to local attractions, accommodation and eating out

Market

Held on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the town’s Cornhill and Buttermarket areas

Greene King Visitor Centre

Here you can find out about the history of brewing in and around Bury St Edmunds, courtesy of local firm Greene King

St Marys Church

Part of Bury’s Benedictine Abbey site, this remarkable 14th century church claims to be England’s third largest parish church

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Our Bury St Edmunds tweets ...

"RT @baileysblinds: #earlyFF @TopTradesmenUK @icenimagazine @JohnsBlinds @ourburysteds Have a great Easter!" 17th April 2014 17:04pm

"Just a reminder... The Library will be closed Friday, Sunday & Monday over the bank holiday but will be open Saturday 19th April as normal!" 17th April 2014 10:04am

"RT @SharonFairweath: Free tasting sessions on #Bury market on Saturday - curries, cheeses and sausages come and try something new @LiveShop…" 16th April 2014 19:04pm

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Your comments about Bury St Edmunds?

Ellen, Bury St Edmunds

A fantastic town with great shops, different to most towns. Well worth a visit. Brilliant service and every one had a big smile, very friendly.


Rachel, Thurston

The Saints Cafe that is down Abbeygate Street is my favourite place in bury for a post-shop coffee, they always have great local food!


John, Cambridge

Best place for a meal out in Bury St Edmunds? Maison Bleue have an amazing menu and wine list


 

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