Bury  is a town in Greater Manchester, England. It lies on the River Irwell, east of Bolton,  west-southwest of Rochdale, and  north-northwest of the city of Manchester. Bury is surrounded by several smaller settlements which together form the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, of which Bury is the largest settlement and administrative centre.
 
Historic counties of England a part of Lancashire, Bury emerged during the Industrial Revolution as a mill town centred on textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution.
 
Bury is regionally notable for its open-air market - Bury Market - and its popularity has been increased since the introduction of the Manchester Metrolink tram system, which terminates in the town. The market is known for its supply of a local traditional dish - black pudding, served hot or cold and can be eaten either as a takeaway snack, or more commonly as an accompaniment or main ingredient of a meal starter or main course.
 
One of Bury's most famous residents was Sir Robert Peel, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and founder of the Metropolitan Police Service. A monument to Peel is outside Bury parish church and another, the austere Peel Monument, stands on a hill overlooking the locality.
 

Why visit?

  • Bury is surrounded by stunning countryside, with plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling, and horse riding. Take a trip to the nearby Peak District National Park for some breathtaking views.
  • Bury is home to a range of traditional pubs and restaurants, serving up delicious local dishes. Sample some of the region's famous black pudding, or try a classic Lancashire hotpot.
  • Bury is home to a wealth of historic buildings, including the Grade I listed Bury Parish Church, the 15th century Bury Castle, and the iconic Bury Market. Take a stroll around the town centre and explore the many independent shops, cafes, and restaurants.