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Explore the Seasons in Bury St Edmunds and Beyond

Bury St Edmunds looks good in all seasons and there's plenty to do whether you're visiting in winter, spring, summer or autumn!

Spring

See the Lambs at Kentwell Hall

Kentwell Hall's  flock of rare breed Norfolk Horn sheep begin lambing in mid-March and the gardens and ground are broadly considered to be at their best around this time so – adorn your wellies and follow the map around Kentwell Hall for the Spring bulb walk featuring no less than 35 points to stop and see elements of Spring in full bloom.

Wander down Lime Avenue at Nowton Park for the Daffodils

The lime avenue at Nowton Park is one of the finest examples in the UK and was planted around 1880 to give the estate a sense of grandeur. In spring over 100,000 daffodils bloom beneath the trees, carpeting the woodland floor and drawing visitors by the thousands.

See the Spring Displays in the Abbey Gardens

The Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds take Spring very seriously – planting 12,000 plants and a whopping 20,000 bulbs in the autumn ready to flower and bloom in Spring. Their hard work pays off with thousands of visitors enjoying the special displays afforded at the famous gardens.

Summer

Discover a Whole Different View Over Bury St Edmunds

The views over the town from the top of St Edmundsbury Cathedral or the roof of Greene King brewery are spectacular, particularly on a summer's day.

Experience a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of St Edmundsbury Cathedral's Millennium Tower with fun and knowledgeable guides. Explore heady heights with amazing views from the top of the tower, the highest point in Bury St Edmunds! Don’t forget your camera!

While on a Greene King Brewery Tour, you can learn about the history of Greene King in Bury St Edmunds and climb over 100 steps to the roof for a fantastic view over Bury St Edmunds.

Enjoy a Summer Outdoor Festival

There are some great summer outdoor festivals in the Bury St Edmunds area during summer. Including Red Rooster at Euston Estate, the Bury St Edmunds Nearly Festival, Bury Folk Festival and the East Anglian Beer & Cider Festival

Experience Food and Drink Bury St Edmunds Style

Bury St Edmunds Food and Drink Festival is held on August bank holiday weekend and attracts thousands of visitors to the town.

This free outdoor event in the town centre features over 100 food and drink stalls including a farmer's market plus cooking demonstrations and entertainment!

Experience Summer in the Abbey Gardens

Summer is when Bury St Edmunds looks its blooming best! 

The town is fortunate to have the award-winning Bury in Bloom team to thank for the gorgeous floral displays and hanging baskets around the town. But it is the Abbey Gardens that really shows off!


Autumn

Enjoy a Ghost Tour of Bury St Edmunds

Autumn especially around Halloween is always a spooky time of year in Bury St Edmunds and with over 1,000 years of history the town has a ghost story or too to tell!

Murder, executions, plague, riots, witchcraft and sightings of ghostly figures, let the Bury St Edmunds Tour Guides take you on a journey around haunted Bury St Edmunds on their Ghostly and Macabre Walk.

Discover the Story of St Edmund on St Edmund's Day

St Edmund's Day is celebrated in Bury St Edmunds every autumn on November 20 and autumn is a great time to come to the town to explore the story of Edmund, who was King of East Anglia and later the Patron Saint of England (before George!).

Take a daily walking tour with Bury St Edmunds Tour Guides and make sure you visit Edmund as sculpted by Dame Elisabeth frink in the Great Churchyard, next to St Edmundsbury Cathedral.

Enjoy a Wellie Walk 

Is there any greater pleasure for little and big kids alike than donning your wellies and setting off on a brisk and breezy walk to splash around in puddles? 

There's some great places to explore in your wellies including National Trust Ickworth, Nowton Park and West Stow Country Park.

Winter

Christmas in Bury St Edmunds

Christmas is always a magical time in Bury St Edmunds. It's a great place for Christmas shopping, eating and drinking with family and friends and enjoying the town's Christmas lights and entertainment.

Each year Bury St Edmunds and Beyond publishes a Guide to Christmas in Bury St Edmunds so make sure you check back to see what's happening this year!


Panto in Bury St Edmunds

Pantomime at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is a wonderful tradition and a highlight of the theatre's year. It often starts in November and runs until mid January and gets rave reviews by the well-respected theatre newspaper The Stage.

Visit Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds for more information https://www.theatreroyal.org/


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