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Welcome to Bury St Edmunds

A picturesque, ancient, market town in the heart of Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds is ideally placed to visit and explore the surrounding countryside and coast of East Anglia.

The town maintains its traditional market; surrounded by independent shops, just a stroll from the Cathedral, Abbey gardens and Abbey ruins. Truly a jewel in the crown of Suffolk.

Staying In Town [14]

Hotels in the town centre are The Angel, The Abbey Hotel and Apartments, The Chantry, The Northgate, The Old Cannon Brewery, The Fox, The Dog and Partridge,The Bushell, The Black Boy, St Edmunds Guest House. See our entries for more..

Eating In Town [53]

Bury St Edmunds has developed into a major social centre with many pubs and restaurants. Something for everyone.

What to see in Town [15]

Bury St Edmunds has a unique town centre, a grid layout, designed by a French abbot. So the things to visit are all close together interspersed with pubs, restaurants and individual shops. The town itself is very beautiful and a delight to walk around.

Getting Around [14]

Beware that many taxis are used to take children to school. During term especially book your taxi as early as possible. There are taxis with prices on their website for Stansted, Luton, Norwich, Southend and Heathrow airports.

Staying Out of Town [52]

This section includes a wide range of places to stay. Save your favorites and look on the map.

Eating Out of Town [22]

Places to eat out of town generally have good parking and are often interesting, serving a veriety of food. Some with the traditional log fires in the winter. Others combined with or near a place to visit.

What to see Beyond [28]

Bury St Edmunds is at the centre of East Anglia which has been and still is a very wealthy district. We have inherited and developed some quite interesting places to visit and enjoy.

Take-Aways [8]

The town has grown rapidly in recent years and so takeaways are very busy. Order in good time both for you to collect or have delivered to you.

Activities [19]

This section gives information from sporting activities to places of cultural events. More can be found in our 'WHATS ON' section below.

Why choose Bury St Edmunds

Our choice of over 70 restaurants, beautiful walks and nearby attractions will captivate you.

Fine Accommodation

Great Dining

Interesting Places to visit

Shopping gallore

The following web-sites contain lots of relevant information that will help you enjoy your stay in Bury St Edmunds.

Whats on Sponsor The Abbey Hotel and Apartments

Whats on Sponsor The Abbey Hotel and Apartments

You could be forgiven when you enter The Abbey Hotel if you thought it was one of the country's great houses. The Hotel and Apartments dating back 800 years and mostly original offers just that in the centre of Bury St Edmunds. Rooms are large, comfortable chairs and modern facilities. See the website and reserve your room by contacting The Abbey directly on +44 (0)1284 762020. We are delighted to give the Million Places edition of Visit Bury St Edmunds our support and hope you find it useful.

Whats On West Suffolk

Whats On West Suffolk

Compiled and kept up to date by West Suffolk Council, this is a major source of what is happening in West Suffolk which covers Bury St Edmunds and beyond. Very Good!

Upcomming Concerts of The Bury St Edmunds BACH CHOIR

Upcomming Concerts of The Bury St Edmunds BACH CHOIR

A real treasure for the town, the choir was established in Bury St Edmunds in 1932. Over nearly nine decades it has performed the principal works in the choral repertoire, including of course the great works of Bach.

Bury St Edmunds FILM SOCIETY

Bury St Edmunds FILM SOCIETY

We are a friendly local film society that welcomes anyone who enjoys going to the movies. In partnership with The Hunter Club in Bury St Edmunds, we screen up to 15 films from September to May each year. We enjoy first-class projection facilities including an extra large screen for that BIG MOVIE effect! We have exclusive use of a bar, which opens at 6.30 pm, prior to film screenings which start at 7pm on Sundays.

The Fat Cat Comedy Club

The Fat Cat    Comedy Club

Every month the Fat Cat Comedy Club presents three (sometimes four!) comedians from the national and international comedy circuits, many are new faces, some are rising stars, and a some are old friends paying welcome return visit due to their unbridled popularity.

Bury St Edmunds TOUR GUIDES

Bury St Edmunds TOUR GUIDES

Your visit to Bury St Edmunds wouldn't be complete without a guided tour of our historic town. And who better to show you round than the Bury St Edmunds Registered Tour Guides, a highly-trained team who have earned the right to wear the coveted Blue Badge or Green Badge symbols of tour guiding excellence.

Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre 2019

Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre 2019

The Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre 2020 is for 4 days in November.

Whats On at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Whats On at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

The Apex is an award winning venue in Bury St Edmunds with a very full program including live music, both classical to jazz, folk to pop/rock, comedy, family entertainment &much more. An art gallery with frequently changing exhibitions and a cafe. The apex can be hired for wedding parties and conferences.

Upcoming at The Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Upcoming at The Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is a vibrant 200-year-old theatre located in the beautiful Suffolk town of Bury St Edmunds. First built in 1819, it was restored to its Regency design in 2007 and as a Grade 1 listed building is the only theatre in the National Trust portfolio and the last working Regency playhouse in the country.

Exhibitions and Events at the Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds

Exhibitions and Events at the Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds

The stories of 800 years of Bury St Edmunds heritage are woven into the very fabric of the Guildhall - the oldest continuously used civic building in Britain. Monks, monarchs, merchants and miscreants have all played their part in this fascinating tapestry of time. Now a vibrant centre for exhibitions and events in the town.

Brewery Tours at The Greene King Westgate Brewery

Brewery Tours at The Greene King Westgate Brewery

Join us on a Greene King Brewery Tour to see how real beer is brewed using natural ingredients and traditional brewing methods.

Concerts and Tours of St Edmundsbury Male Voice Choir

Concerts and Tours of St Edmundsbury Male Voice Choir

St Edmundsbury Male Voice Choir currently numbers approximately 90 members drawn from Bury St Edmunds and its surrounding villages and as far afield as Ipswich, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.

Films and Events at The Abbeygate Cinema

Films and Events at The Abbeygate Cinema

Welcome to our delightfully charming and unique cinema located within the heart of the historic sector of Bury St Edmunds.

Whats on at Moyses Hall Museum

Whats on at Moyses Hall Museum

Steeped in history, Moyse's Hall has looked out over Bury St Edmunds market place for almost 900 years. Situated in a beautiful medieval building.

Whats on at St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Whats on at St Edmundsbury Cathedral

St Edmundsbury Cathedral is at the very centre of the town. The building was the parish church of St James before being enlarged to become the cathedral in 1914 and only recently completed. As well as a place of worship there is a very full program of events.

Whats Screening cineworld cinema

Whats Screening cineworld cinema

Multiplex cinema chain showing the latest international blockbusters. There is ample parking at the rear of the cinema and opposite on the Parkway car park.

Whats Happening at The May Festival

Whats Happening at The May Festival

10 days of great music, theatre, film and exhibitions in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Bury Folk Festival at Nowton Park Walled Garden

Bury Folk Festival at Nowton Park Walled Garden

Music-lovers can look forward to a great day out this summer, as the 6th Bury St Edmunds Folk Festival once again brings its own brand of magic to the town. The one-day event will be on Saturday 27th June 2020 in the walled garden at Nowton Park, a delightful place to relax and enjoy high-quality live music. With craft stalls, children’s activities, music workshops, hot food and a bar with local real ales, this promises to be a wonderful day for the whole family.

Activities and Events at Nowton Park

Activities and Events at Nowton Park

NOTE The events are gathered from facebook To look at immediate events click 'SEE ALL' . Nowton Park is 200 acres of landscaped Suffolk countryside there is something for everyone. For sports enthusiasts there are football pitches and to keep the kids entertained there is a large play area. To find out more and for information about events and activities.