Tourism in Bury St. Edumunds
Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. It is an important market town which holds a twice weekly award-winning market on Wednesdays and Saturdays that date as far back as 945 and now has more than 80 stalls. It also has a richly fascinating heritage such as the link to St Edmund, who the town was named after, and its connections with the Magna Carta. The striking combination of medieval architecture and elegant Georgian squares solidify its image as a picturesque English town. The town's glorious Cathedral is built on the site of the Benedictine Abbey and has been used for religious purposes for the previous three centuries. The Cathedral overlooks the Abbey Gardens which was first laid out as a Botanic Garden in 1831 and now includes an aviary, bowling green, children's play area and a sensory garden which provides a distinctive visual charm. The town has a variety of attractions including the regency playhouse, The Theatre Royal, museums, churches and galleries. For more information about other attractions in Bury and the surrounding area please click here or visit the Tourist Information Centre on Angel Hill.