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A Jewel in the Crown of Suffolk

Surrounded by countryside with 1,000 years of history to explore, Bury St Edmunds is the home of Saint Edmund, the original patron Saint of England.

In Medieval times, The Abbey of St Edmund was one of the richest, largest and most powerful Benedictine monasteries in England and people came from all over Europe to visit St Edmund's Shrine. The Abbey was dissolved in 1539 and Edmund’s final resting place is a great mystery; some believe he is buried somewhere within the Abbey precincts!

Bury St Edmunds is known as Suffolk's foodie town with everything from award-winning fine dining to quality Suffolk home-cooked pub grub each with their own unique atmosphere. For beer lovers, Greene King has been brewing beer in Bury St Edmunds for more than 200 years. Shopping in Bury St Edmunds offers plenty of choice with a great mix of fantastic independents and High Street favourites. There are beautiful outdoor spaces to explore and a plentiful arts scene including theatre, live music, film and art.

Explore Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds is known for its history, it's beautiful outside spaces, it's great mix of independent & High Street favourite shops and for being Suffolk's Foodie Town with its fantastic eateries. We are a dog friendly town with many places welcoming our four-legged visitors.

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Shopping
Shopping
Shopping

Retail therapy in an idyllic setting

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Things To Do
Things To Do
Things To Do

History, gardens, arts, culture - we have it all!

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Eating and Drinking
Eating and Drinking
Eating and Drinking

Suffolk's Foodie Town

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Places To Stay
Places To Stay
Places To Stay

With so much to see and do you’ll want to stay longer

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Latest news

Visit our Blog for inspiration for your next trip to Bury St Edmunds and Beyond! From tips to the latest events announcements you'll find it all here!

Beyond Bury St Edmunds

Why not stay longer? Bury St Edmunds offers an ideal base to explore the surrounding area.

Discover the picturesque Suffolk wool towns of Lavenham, Long Melford and Clare, the home of horse racing at Newmarket and Ipswich, East Anglia’s waterfront town and the beautiful Suffolk Coast is just an hour away.

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