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Weekend Breaks in Bury St Edmunds

Posted on Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017

Are you planning a weekend break in Bury St Edmunds? Great idea! Bury St Edmunds is a fantastic market town, brimming with character and charm. Cobbled streets of independent boutiques lead to a cutting edge shopping centre offering international brands. All this is overlooked by the ancient history and heritage of St Edmundsbury Cathedral and the beautiful Abbey Gardens. And when it comes to food and drink, Bury has an exceptional reputation for only the highest quality, freshest and most local ingredients.

Whether you’re here with your partner, friends or the whole family, there is plenty to keep you occupied. Below we give you some suggestions, depending on what your situation might be.

For Kids

Bury St Edmunds has some great activities for the kids. The Moyse’s Hall Museum is an excellent example. This medieval building houses some fantastic exhibitions, artefacts and exciting stories to inspire and enthrall.

If you fancy getting hands on, there are also regular events that take place throughout the year where you can get involved with anything from craft workshops to historical lectures.

Another fascinating place to go to learn all about the rich history of the town is St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Not only can you literally walk through history, but you can also see the LEGO cathedral, and enjoy a tasty snack at the on-site cafe.

For Couples

If you are visiting for a weekend away with your loved one, why not begin with a romantic stroll around the beautiful Abbey Gardens? Overlooked by the magnificent St Edmundsbury Cathedral, these gardens are a fantastic place to relax, reflect and soak up the beauty of the summer.

From here, you can head to one of the town’s amazing eateries to enjoy an exquisite dinner for two before heading off to catch a show at one of Bury St Edmunds’ two brilliant entertainment venues, the Theatre Royal and The Apex

For Friends

If you’re visiting Bury St Edmunds with friends, there really is no better way to enjoy the town than by making the most of the fantastic shopping. There are hundreds of independent boutiques where you can find that beautifully unique gift for a loved one, or maybe just for yourself! On top of this, the arc Shopping Centre offers some of the most famous international brands so whatever your needs or tastes, Bury St Edmunds can deliver.

After a hard day’s shopping it must be time to refuel with some of the culinary delights on offer at one of our many fantastic restaurants, from fine dining to informal tapas, you’re always guaranteed a delicious treat.

And the fun doesn’t stop after dinner. You can party on into the night at one of the many bars and clubs across the town offering the finest wines, tastiest cocktails and greatest ales.


So, there you have it, a selection of amazing activities to fill up your weekend break in Bury St Edmunds! For more information on the businesses and activities available in the town, click here to browse our site and find the best thing for you.

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