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Great Family Trip

One of the best trips ever. We walked all over, visited the cathedral, ate at Mason Arms Pub, went... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Diego, California
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Lovely Market Town

If you are a visitor to the UK or taking a short break to Suffolk/Norfolk try and include a day or... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Keith R
London, United Kingdom
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Originally a Benedictine abbey founded in 945AD, today this historic village features graceful Georgian streets and colorful flower gardens.
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All reviews abbey gardens lovely town town centre well worth a visit bury st smallest pub benedictine monastery short break after hours charity shops tea shop lovely meal english town lovely place market square ruins suffolk
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best trips ever. We walked all over, visited the cathedral, ate at Mason Arms Pub, went to the town market multiple times. Worth the visit!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MPezzuti
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

If you are a visitor to the UK or taking a short break to Suffolk/Norfolk try and include a day or an overnight stay in this typical English town. Beautifully kept gardens and ruins of the ancient cathedral are very well maintained. The Cathedral itself...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Keith R
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Bury St Edmunds is a lovely town with many things to do and see. It has a town centre with a mix of quality and chain brand shops especially good for men's clothes and Swiss watches. There are many resteraunts ranging from quality to mediocre...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank paulsymonds
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped on way home from holiday. Good shopping centre enough choice of stores like Next, MnS Debenhams lots of coffee shops too. Large car park too.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cols6
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

This town has a lovely garden around the Abbey which is very family and dog friendly. We enjoyed meandering around and looking at the church ruins, gardens and small aviary. There’s a peaceful feel and a slower pace to this place. We attended the late...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Melissa P
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Really enjoyed visiting Bury. It has a good mix of historical (the Abbey) and modern (a great set of places to eat). There's a brewery too if you have the time! Decent shopping as well. We stayed at the Premier Inn which was a 5-10...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jimmski
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Historic. Easy location to get to by car or public transport. Many shops to visit. Plenty of eateries to choose from. Has managed to maintain the ambience of a market town. Good place to meet friends. Picnic in the Abbey Gardens. Ruins of Benedictine Monastery....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Dickon69
Reviewed 25 March 2018

A very compact pretty little town which we both visited very recently whilst in Suffolk. The Cathedral is stunning,but we really enjoyed the Abbey Gardens which considering the time of year,were very busy. Little tea shops and restaurants frequent the area on a regular basis...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank shane s
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Bury St Edmonds museum (based in the market square - If you have time, this is really interesting to look around. The building itself is the oldest building standing in the town which adds to the character greatly. Would recommend highly. The town itself is...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Adventure-gremlin
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

My grandparents live here and I've visited a few times. Every time I have gone I enjoy myself, there is quite a few sights to see. I would recommend the castle and they have some lovely shops.

Date of experience: February 2017
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16 April 2018|
Response from Adventure-gremlin | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a history museum in corner of the market square - details the history of bury st Edmunds -