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Enjoy a holiday or short break in historic Bury St Edmunds

It’s never too early to start planning your 2022 holiday, and a stay in Bury St Edmunds is the perfect destination for families, couples, friends or singles.

Discover the town’s fascinating 1000 year past, make the most of the exciting food and drink scene in Suffolk’s Foodie Town, explore the stunning Suffolk countryside and enjoy authentic Suffolk experiences.

St Edmund's statue, Bury St Edmunds

Whatever your needs and wants, Bury St Edmunds’ boutique hotels with history, luxury glamping, charming bed and breakfasts, sumptuous self-catering with rural cottages, country houses, and luxury apartments, are perfect for a stay with your family, loved one or friends.

Nestled in amongst the Suffolk countryside, the town marries the hustle and bustle of a city with the peace and tranquillity of the surrounding wide-open spaces and big Suffolk skies well. Home to museums, galleries, an internationally renowned concert hall and performance venue and one of the UKs oldest Regency theatres, the town packs a punch when it comes to a thriving arts and culture scene.

As Suffolk’s foodie town, Bury St Edmunds is home to the county’s only Michelin-starred restaurant and has a real café culture with an excellent choice of cafés and tearooms, perfect for a spot of people watching whilst enjoying a slice of cake.

Rich in history, visitors have lots to discover in Bury St Edmunds and 2022 is an extra special year, as the town celebrates the 1000-year anniversary of the founding of the Abbey of St Edmund. There’s an exciting programme of events planned including an exhibition of 7 Abbey Manuscripts in St Edmundsbury Cathedral Treasury, a pilgrimage from St Benet’s in Norfolk to Bury St Edmunds, a procession of over 100 Benedictine monks and nuns, exhibitions, talks and lectures, culminating in a Spectacle of Light show projecting images of illuminated manuscripts from the Abbey onto historic buildings plus a light track through the Abbey ruins.

As well as the exciting Abbey celebration events, the town is looking forward to hosting the 20th anniversary celebration of RingQuest in February, Bury Fringe Festival in April, the annual Beer & Cider Festival in June, the popular Food & Drink Festival in August and nearby, the East Anglian Game & Country Fair in April and Red Rooster Festival in June – to name but a few!

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