1. Beautiful and historic surroundings
Photo: Shawn Pearce
Enjoy your meeting or event within the beautiful and historic surroundings of Bury St Edmunds with its medieval streets and Georgian squares and the stunning wool towns of Lavenham, Long Melford and Clare on its doorstep.
2. Easy access
Bury St Edmunds is just 28 miles and 40 minutes by train from Cambridge and 1 hour from London Stansted and Norwich City airports.
Find out more with our Getting Here Guide.
3. Unique venues
There are a wide variety of venues to choose from including historic buildings, hotels, churches, and purpose-built venues such as the award-winning Apex.
4. The food
Known as Suffolk's Foodie Town, Bury St Edmunds has a wide range of food and drink options with 80 eateries to choose from including award winning fine dining and classic British pub grub.
5. Varied and quality business accommodation
With a wide range of accommodation suitable for business travellers from national chains to independent boutique hotels. Visit our Places to Stay Guide.
6. The beer
For beer lovers, Greene King has been brewing beer in Bury St Edmunds for more than 200 years and their beverages can be found in pubs and bars across the town and if you have some downtime why not stop by their beer café and take a tour of the brewery.
7. Discover 1,000 years of history
Take a group walking tour of the town centre and discover the history of Bury St Edmunds – from saints to queens, Dickens to the Magna Carta, there is lots of stories and scandals to uncover.
8. The entertainment
Photo: Shawn Pearce
From the award-winning entertainment venue The Apex to The Theatre Royal, the last surviving Regency playhouse in the country, Bury St Edmunds has some fantastic intimate venues to enjoy theatre, music, dance and everything in between.
9. Attractions and amenities within walking distance in the town centre
Bury St Edmunds town centre is walkable with most of the attractions and amenities including restaurants, pubs and bars, shops, venues and accommodation just a stone’s throw away from one another.
10. Vibrant and unique tourist destination
Bury St Edmunds is a vibrant tourist destination. Discover Bury St Edmunds’ role in the Magna Carta, the story of Saint Edmund, and where a French Tudor Queen rests. Visit the Abbey ruins, the site of one of the most important medieval monasteries in Europe and wonder at Suffolk’s only cathedral.
Explore medieval architecture, Georgian squares, Britain’s last remaining Regency theatre, and learn about the town’s literary links to Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.
To find out more visit our Venues Guide.
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Cycle the Wolf Way
Winding its way around many of the best bridleways, byways, gravel tracks, cycle paths and quiet back roads, the Wolf Way takes in some of Suffolk’s most beautiful locations and hidden gems
See Rendlesham Revealed at West Stow
1,400-year-old Anglo-Saxon artefacts from National Trust’s Sutton Hoo, are now on display at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village.
Dinosaurs are taking over the Cathedral!
Two special guests will be delighting children this half-term at St Edmundsbury Cathedral: a pair of dinosaurs!
New afternoon tea at Lavenham hotel Celebrates WWII US bombardment group
Enjoy a Masters of the Air themed afternoon tea at The Swan at Lavenham
Bury St Edmunds Tour Guides shortlisted for VisitEngland Tourism Superstar Award
Bury St Edmunds Tour Guides have been shortlisted in the top 10 finalists for the national VisitEngland Tourism Superstar award 2024.
Itinerary: Masters of the Air
Follow in the footsteps of the Master of the Air
Paying tribute to Maria Broadbent
This week we heard the very sad news about the passing of Maria Broadbent, former Board member of Bury St Edmunds and Beyond.