There’s so much more to explore in Bury St Edmunds – a Jewel in the Crown of Suffolk. Find out more at the official tourism website for the Bury St Edmunds area Bury St Edmunds and Beyond

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Rich in history, visitors have lots to discover in Bury St Edmunds.

Find out about 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 streets and architecture, Georgian squares, Britain’s last remaining regency theatre, and the town’s literary links to Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and Norah Lofts.

Eat and drink at award-winning restaurants, gastropubs and cafés. Shop ’til you drop at independent boutiques, leading high street stores and weekly street markets which are almost as old as the Abbey itself.

Indulge in a wealth of leisure activities, including spas, swimming, golf and tennis. Walk or cycle through picturesque parks, woodland and meadows and enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of open spaces.

Take a drive out into the countryside to the pretty medieval wool towns of Lavenham, Long Melford and Clare.

Bury St Edmunds is an ideal base for exploring the rest of the East of England too. Newmarket is just 20 minutes away, Cambridge 35 minutes, Ipswich 35 minutes.

If you want to combine a trip to Bury St Edmunds with a visit to the seaside then the Suffolk coast can be reached in just under an hour, and if you are exploring the UK, the journey to London is less than two hours.

With so much to see and do in Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding area, you’ll want to stay longer.

Boutique hotels with history, charming bed and breakfasts, sumptuous rural cottages, country houses, and luxury apartments, there is an abundance of choice.

Whether you fancy splashing out on a high-end luxury break or fancy a quick, value-for-money getaway there are plenty of options