Bury St Edmunds is a historic market town in the county of Suffolk, England and formerly the county town of West Suffolk. It is the main town in the borough of St. Edmundsbury (borough) and known for the ruins Bury St. Edmunds Abbey near the town centre. Bury is the seat of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, with the episcopal see at St Edmundsbury Cathedral.
 
The town originally called Beodericsworth, is known for brewing and malting (with the large Greene King brewery) and for a British Sugar processing factory. Many large and small businesses are located in Bury, which traditionally has given Bury an affluent economy with low unemployment, with the town being the main cultural and retail centre for West Suffolk. Tourism is also a major part of the economy, plus local government.
 

Why visit?

  • Bury St Edmunds is home to a vibrant market scene, with a weekly farmers market, monthly antiques market and regular craft markets.
  • Bury St Edmunds is a beautiful historic town with a wealth of attractions to explore. From the ruins of the 11th century Abbey to the stunning architecture of the Georgian Theatre Royal, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
  • Bury St Edmunds is home to a number of attractions, including the Moyse's Hall Museum, the Cathedral of St James and the Abbey Gardens.