Bury St Edmunds is a 'unique and dazzling historic gem'
The UK is home to many towns and cities with a rich history and
heritage, none more so than Suffolk's Bury St Edmunds.
Described by its official tourism website as a "unique and dazzling
historic gem", the market town combines medieval architecture with
Georgian squares, a stunning cathedral and Abbey gardens alongside
For those who require access to London, looking at
houses for sale in Bury St Edmunds could be a wise choice as it
is just 80 miles north of the capital. Links between the two
destinations are also possible because of the train network, which
means passing through Ipswich, Colchester and Chelmsford.
As mentioned, Ipswich is close by, with Norwich, Cambridge and
King's Lynn all within reaching distance, while a trip to the coast
can be enjoyed in nearby Great Yarmouth and Clacton-on-Sea.
Bury St Edmunds has a good choice of schools, including pre-schools
like Acorns and All Saints Playgroup. Upper schools such as King
Edward VI, St Benedict's and County Upper School also provide
parents with varied options for their children.
Art and culture fans are well catered for and give plenty of
opportunities for exploration at the weekend and during the
Bury St Edmunds' medieval past has a heavy influence and Moyse's
Hall Museum is home to local and social history having previously
been a gaol and police station.
The Theatre Royal was built in 1819 and is the only surviving
Regency theatre left in Britain. It hosts a lively arts programme
and visitors can also book themselves onto a guided tour which runs
four times a week.
There are a number of restaurants to check out in Bury St Edmunds,
with every taste catered for. Valley Connection will serve up
Indian fine dining, while Carluccio's is the place to go for
Pea Porridge was voted the UK Best Newcomer 2011 in the Good Food
Guide, and Zen Noodle Bar does what it says on the tin.