Visiting Bury St Edmunds

As well as the 300-plus stalls at our Christmas market you will find a typical Christmas bazaar in St Edmundsbury Cathedral and a traditional street market in the town centre. put this together with the unique shopping experience Bury St Edmunds offers, and you have a shoppers’ paradise.

Eating and drinking is easy – delicious street food and mulled wine to enjoy while you browse the stalls, quaint cafes and tearooms for home made cakes, award winning restaurants for something more substantial and traditional pubs given a warm Suffolk welcome. Many places are open specially to provide refreshments, seating and toilets during the Fayre.

For further information on what to eat visit ourburystedmunds

Why not extend your visit and stay? Sample an overnight stay at one of our excellent hotels or friendly guest houses in the area. For further details on our wide range of accommodation, Click Here.

For further information about Bury St Edmunds discover Bury St Edmunds and Beyond


For details of what’s on over the Christmas period please visit our What’s On in West Suffolk website

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Hatter Street/Whiting Street and Langton Place

Langton Place will be transformed into the St Edmundsbaby Street Fayre with stalls, animals and children’s activities - a great place to relax with your little ones. Many of the shops will be taking part and offering special offers. Shops in this area include bridal wear, designer shoes and independent sportswear. You will also find an independent cinema with special showing during the Fayre

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Risbygate Street

Just a step from the Arc Shopping Centre this street offers a wide variety of specialised businesses including a wine merchant and a specialist craft shops. There is also a number of eating places to be found including Indian, Chinese and Mediterranean.

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St Johns Street

This street will be pedestrianised on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Shops will have special
offers and have ‘pop up shops’ on the pavement. A stage will have entertainment throughout the day.
This street offers everything from bespoke jewellery, real ale, antiques, records and vintage clothes, St Johns Street
is also home to great eating places including traditional pubs, tearooms, and a Fairtrade Café. St Johns Church will be opening for refreshments, left luggage and toilet facilities.

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The Traverse

Here you will find the smallest pub in Britain - The Nutshell, although it may be a little crowded during
the Fayre! The Traverse offers lovely independent stores, including designer fashion, quaint tearooms, traditional
chemist and old fashioned sweets. Performances of music and dance will also take place throughout the Fayre.

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Guildhall/Churchgate Street

A quiet street with medieval buildings and a wide range of businesses. You will find a great coffee and cocktail bar and a traditional pub along with a wide range of service industry businesses

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Abbeygate Street and Town Centre

A street with a cosmopolitan feel – restaurants, coffee shops and eateries galore along with a wonderful array of independent stores including designer clothing, gifts, toys and cards and an Palmers Bury’s oldest department store

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