Ancient market town – which for more than five centuries was visited by pilgrims from all over the world.
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 medieval 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 or 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. Come and see for yourself and sample some real Suffolk hospitality!