1. Beautiful and historic surroundings
Photo: Shawn Pearce
Enjoy your meeting or event within the beautiful and historic surroundings of Bury St Edmunds with its medieval streets and Georgian squares and the stunning wool towns of Lavenham, Long Melford and Clare on its doorstep.
2. Easy access
Bury St Edmunds is just 28 miles and 40 minutes by train from Cambridge and 1 hour from London Stansted and Norwich City airports.
Find out more with our Getting Here Guide.
3. Unique venues
There are a wide variety of venues to choose from including historic buildings, hotels, churches, and purpose-built venues such as the award-winning Apex.
4. The food
Known as Suffolk's Foodie Town, Bury St Edmunds has a wide range of food and drink options with 80 eateries to choose from including award winning fine dining and classic British pub grub.
5. Varied and quality business accommodation
With a wide range of accommodation suitable for business travellers from national chains to independent boutique hotels. Visit our Places to Stay Guide.
6. The beer
For beer lovers, Greene King has been brewing beer in Bury St Edmunds for more than 200 years and their beverages can be found in pubs and bars across the town and if you have some downtime why not stop by their beer café and take a tour of the brewery.
7. Discover 1,000 years of history
Take a group walking tour of the town centre and discover the history of Bury St Edmunds – from saints to queens, Dickens to the Magna Carta, there is lots of stories and scandals to uncover.
8. The entertainment
Photo: Shawn Pearce
From the award-winning entertainment venue The Apex to The Theatre Royal, the last surviving Regency playhouse in the country, Bury St Edmunds has some fantastic intimate venues to enjoy theatre, music, dance and everything in between.
9. Attractions and amenities within walking distance in the town centre
Bury St Edmunds town centre is walkable with most of the attractions and amenities including restaurants, pubs and bars, shops, venues and accommodation just a stone’s throw away from one another.
10. Vibrant and unique tourist destination
Bury St Edmunds is a vibrant tourist destination. Discover Bury St Edmunds’ role in the Magna Carta, the story of Saint Edmund, and where a French Tudor Queen rests. Visit the Abbey ruins, the site of one of the most important medieval monasteries in Europe and wonder at Suffolk’s only cathedral.
Explore medieval architecture, Georgian squares, Britain’s last remaining Regency theatre, and learn about the town’s literary links to Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.
To find out more visit our Venues Guide.
Lavenham Literary Festival Is Back
To celebrate 1000 years since the founding of King Edmund’s monastery in Bury St Edmunds, Simon Edge author of the hilarious Anyone for Edmund? will be one of the guest authors!
New cycle hire offer at Ickworth
A new cycle hire offer at Ickworth allows visitors to easily explore the 1,800 acre estate on two wheels.
Abraham Lincoln Helps Bury St Edmunds Celebrate Independents Week!
Shoppers in Bury St Edmunds may have to look twice if they see ‘Abraham Lincoln’ in the town centre on July 4.
Father's Day Gift Guide
This Father's Day, treat your Dad to a unique gift or delicious takeaway or a taste from Bury St Edmunds & Beyond...
Discover The Abbey Gardens Bury St Edmunds
This stunning park in the heart of Bury St Edmunds is steeped in history and stories and is the perfect place to watch the world go by ...
Flower Exhibition reflects 1000 years of Abbey
St Edmundsbury Cathedral will be home to an exhibition this summer, celebrating 1000 years of the Abbey at Bury St Edmunds in flowers.
Enjoy the Free Abbey 1000 Heritage Trail!
Some of the most famous historical names associated with Bury St Edmunds form the basis of a new trail helping participants discover the town’s heritage this summer.
Dog-Friendly Cafes, Pubs and Restaurants In and Around Bury St Edmunds
With dog-friendly cafes and restaurants you can enjoy Suffolk's foodie town and still bring your four-legged friend!
Dog Friendly Attractions in Bury St Edmunds and Beyond
With beautiful parks and countryside to explore, there are a wealth of places to take well behaved dogs in Bury St Edmunds and Beyond!