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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.

Breakfast in the Town Centre [2]

There are many places for breakfast in the town centre. Some open as early as 08:00 am.

Eating in town of Bury St Edmunds [53]

Bury St Edmunds has developed into a major social centre with a many restaurants.

Take Aways - Delivery and Collection [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.

Staying in central Bury St Edmunds [14]

Bury St Edmunds has a few town centre hotels, some with apartments.

Places to visit in the Town Centre [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.

Planning an event or function in the town centre. [7]

Here we have help to plan an event including venues, caterers, florists etc

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.

Staying out of Town [52]

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

Places to visit outside Bury St Edmunds [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.

Entertainment and Activities in town. [17]

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

Town Taxis [8]

There are two taxi ranks in town at - The Corn Exchange -The Train Station. Taxis and Minicabs here are all licensed by West Suffolk Council. Minicabs must be booked by phone or online.

Chauffeur Services, Airports and Seaports [4]

Some Taxis and Chauffeur Services specialise in long distance travel. Typically their websites show the cost of travel to and from the air and sea ports. Ask for other destinations. Better to book these services in advance.

Trains, Coaches, Buses, Excursions [3]

Trains to London either by Ipswich get you to Liverpool Street Station or alternatively by Cambridge which will get you to Kings Cross Station. Coaches go all over the country including Stansted, Norwich, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports

Self Drive Car Hire, Cycles and Mobility Scooters [4]

Car Hire, Van Hire, Prestige Car Hire, Car Rental, Car Hire Deals, Vehicle Rental, Holiday Car. Mobility Scooters (best book ahead) as with Cycle Hire. eCycles also available.

Entertainment and Activities in the district. [15]

Help here with planning an event out of town. Conferences, Seminars, Weddings, Celebrations Parties etc.

Planning an event or function out of town [3]

Help here with planning an event out of town. Conferences, Seminars, Weddings, Celebrations, Parties etc.

Editor's Notebook

Bury St Edmunds is a centre for music. I took this image on a Wednesday market day in March. All our street musicians are very well respected and supported. The music comming from this gentleman and his harp was a sheer delight. For many years we were honoured by Les, a clarinettist, who had lived in a forest in the West Midlands with his brother after the Second World War. He did farmwork to buy his firsr musical instrument. Les started his musical career as a street musician outside the Corn Exchange in Bury St Edmunds. He told me his first earned coin simply rolled down the street. The landlady of the Nutshell Pub retrieved the coin and gave him an old bar mat for people to put their cons on. A portrate of Les is to be found in The Abbey Hotel in Southgate Street.

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

Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre

The Annual Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre 26 - 29 November 2020.

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

Nowton Park is 200 acres of landscaped Suffolk countryside. There is something for everyone. For sports enthusiasts there are football pitches and to keep children entertained there is a large play area.

Upcoming event at the Hunter Club

Upcoming event at the Hunter Club

We are dedicated to supporting local creative performers and artists, we provide a much-needed, fully-equipped venue for independent promoters including Washing Machine (indie/alternative), Headhunters (jazz), Argentine Tango, Don’t Go Home Crying (punk/metal) and Toonteen Industries (acoustic/punk), and comedy market (comedy club) We are also proud to provide facilities for numerous youth and community projects/events

Whats on at the Anglo-Saxon Village at West Stow

Whats on at the Anglo-Saxon Village at West Stow

With extensive indoor galleries and a stunning recreation of an Anglo-Saxon village, West Stow is a fascinating and enjoyable day out for all the family, come rain or shine.

Events at The Athenaeum

Events at The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum is one of the towns most iconic buildings. Purpose-built in the early 18th century as the 'Assembly Rooms', the locals could gather to attend various social events; not that far removed from its use today...

Haughley Park Events

Haughley Park Events

Set in 250 acres of beautiful Suffolk parkland, Haughley Park is a privately-owned country estate with a sweeping driveway, landscaped gardens and stunning Jacobean manor house at its heart. Within the well-kept grounds sits the popular Suffolk wedding venue, Haughley Park Barn, and the estate hosts regular public events throughout the year.

Bury St Edmunds Annual Beer Festival

Bury St Edmunds Annual Beer Festival

Bury St Edmunds Beer Festival is held 0n 22nd to 25th April 2020 in the arc, IP33 3DG. Opening Times, Admission Prices are on the website where you may also buy TICKETS.

Waterstones Events at the Arc Centre

Waterstones Events at the Arc Centre

Waterstones began in 1982 under the aegis of its founder, Tim Waterstone. Over the decades that have followed, we have grown to become an icon of the British cultural landscape, employing over 3000 superb booksellers across over 280 bookshops.

Community Posted Events

Community Posted Events

Events posted by the local community. Do you have an event you would like to post here? Go to website to register.