Guide to Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds is one of Suffolk’s most popular historic market towns containing some beautiful architecture such as St Edmundsbury Cathedral as well as the stunning Abbey Gardens. Originally named Beodericsworth, the town holds many nationwide businesses including the Greene King Brewery and Silver Spoon’s sugar factory as well as a wide range of local independent shops and an award-winning market. With historical links to the Romans, Anglo Saxons, and the Magna Carta there is plenty of culture to enjoy throughout Bury St Edmunds as well as sporting and a variety of hospitality. With an assortment of restaurants and the fourth oldest non-league football team in England Bury has a lot to offer. Bury is also known for its beer, with the Greene King brewery located just outside the town centre, The Old Cannon Brewery in the heart of town and Britain’s smallest pub “The Nutshell” sitting on the corner of the high street. Why not test the beer in all three!

The possibilities for entertainment are endless too, with the Grade 1 listed Theatre Royal, the only remaining regency theatre in England showing plays, and the more recently added Apex venue hosting a variety of comedy and musical gigs. Within the centre of the town there are a whole host of shopping experiences, both independent shops and boutiques as well as the famous high street brands. As well as this Bury boasts a more modern shopping experience in the shape of The Arc. At Christmas Bury St Edmunds' Christmas Market attracts people in their thousands too, offering a real festive environment with great food and great presents to buy!

Whilst Bury is a wonderful place to visit it is also a beautiful place to live, with excellent schools nearby including ­­­King Edward VI and St Benedict’s Catholic. Not only this but West Suffolk College positioned in Bury also provides vocational and academic courses as well as over 40 foundation and honours degrees in partnership with the University of Suffolk.

So why not come and give us a visit!