About

The official tourism brand for Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding area.

The official tourism brand for Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds and Beyond is a Destination Management Organisation (DMO) - a private sector-led, not-for-profit organisation, formed in 2017 to promote Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding area as a visitor destination with the aim of increasing overnight stays.

Our founding Destination Partners include: St Edmundsbury Borough Council, Bury St Edmunds Town Council, Our Bury St Edmunds BID, St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Greene King, National Trust, Bury in Bloom, and Gough Hotels.

Through digital marketing using a combination of fresh, new and engaging content, social and PR, both paid for and earned, plus campaigns, we drive visitors to the website, the official tourism website for the area, as a one-stop-shop resource to research their next trip.

We work closely with the county's marketing organisation and brand Visit Suffolk and the regional body Visit East Anglia (which in turn works with Visit Britain) to make the most of marketing opportunities to promote the Bury St Edmunds and Beyond area. Plus we work to cross promote our area with our counterparts in other DMOs in Suffolk and beyond.

As well as marketing, we host regular 'Bringing Tourism Together' B2B events, giving businesses a chance to meet with one another to collaborate and cross promote activities, and we keep our members regularly updated with the latest initiatives which they can use to promote their business to tourists.

All commercial businesses featured in these listings have paid a membership fee to Bury St Edmunds and Beyond to have their business featured on the website. Membership is just £125 per year!

Tourism benefits the local economy

The Bury St Edmunds’ tourism economy is worth more than £49million and supports over 1,000 jobs.

Tourism in Bury St Edmunds saw a record-breaking year last year as the historic town and surrounding area welcomed more visitors than ever before and grew the value of tourism to the local economy by £2.7million.

Latest figures from the town’s tourism brand Bury St Edmunds and Beyond, show the value of the town’s tourism economy rose in 2017 to a new high of £49.9million, up 5.8% on 2016, while the number of trips to the town grew by 11.4% to 829,000.

The number of staying trips increased by 7.4% to 73,000. There were also 756,000 day trips in 2017, an increase of 11.8%.

Contact Us

To contact Bury St Edmunds and Beyond email info@burystedmundsandbeyond.co.uk

If you a tourism business interested in joining us as a member please visit our Membership page.

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If you are a visitor looking for further information to plan your next visit to Bury St Edmunds and Beyond please visit our Visitor Services page.