The Jewel

Suffolk’s Jewel in the Crown

Bury St Edmunds is surrounded by countryside with over 1,000 years of history to explore. The original patron Saint of England and the home of Saint Edmund, Bury St Edmunds offers some award-winning places to eat and drink, there’s fantastic shopping and art gallery’s, annual festivals, and some stunning parks and walks.

The magnificent St Edmundsbury Cathedral is open to visitors and whilst there, you can stand among the ruins of the Abbey of St Edmund in the stunning Abbey Gardens, once the most famous pilgrimage location in England. Known as Suffolk’s foodie town, Bury St Edmunds is home to Greene King, award-winning restaurants and the only Michelin starred restaurant in Suffolk!

Abbey Gardens

The award-winning 14-acre Abbey Gardens is in the heart of Bury St Edmunds, and is the perfect spot for enjoying peace and quiet whilst watching the world go by. Abbey Gardens is FREE to enter. Please check locally for the times before you visit the gardens.

Family Fun

Whether you are looking for something to do indoors or outdoors, there’s plenty of fun for children and adults of all ages in and around Bury St Edmunds.

Abbey Gardens have well-equipped play areas, and more can be found at the Ickworth Park and Gardens and Nowton Park – alongside acres of beautiful parkland for playing, walking and cycling.

Discover 1000 years of history

Wherever you are in the beautiful market town of Bury St Edmunds, reminders of the past are just around the corner.

Immerse yourself in 1,000 years of history, exploring picturesque Georgian squares, wonderful medieval architecture and the legend of Saint Edmund and the wolf.

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