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Why the Bury St Edmunds area is the perfect location for your next event ...

Surrounded by countryside with 1,000 years of history to explore, Bury St Edmunds offers visitors award-winning restaurants, fantastic shopping, art and culture, and stunning parks - the perfect location for your next event!

We've picked 10 reasons why the Bury St Edmunds is the right location for your next event, meeting or conference!


1. Beautiful and historic surroundings

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.

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 a 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.

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

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.


We are delighted to be working in partnership with Meet Cambridge, a free venue finding service, to help you find the perfect place to hold your next event, conference or meeting in the Bury St Edmunds area.

To find your venue, simply click here and the expert team at Meet Cambridge will send out your requirements to a wide range of venues; details of venues that meet your criteria and have availability will be sent to you.


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