Bury St. Edmunds, located in Suffolk, is a quaint and charming town that is certainly well worth a visit. Some of the most interesting sights in the area are the abbey ruins which are located not far from town. The largest British owned brewery is located in the immediate area as well, Greene King. There is also a smaller brewery, Old Cannon Brewery. The largest landmark by far is the sugar factory, which processes sugar beet into refined sugar. Visitors will find plenty of dining and entertainment options for their visit in Bury as well.
Bury St Edmunds is in the county of Suffolk and was the town where the barons who forced King John to accept Magna Carta met to discuss their plans. It has also been home to the UK's Parliament on three occasions.
The remains of Bury St Edmunds Abbey are in the centre of the town. The abbey was founded in the tenth century and visitors to the city can still explore the Abbey Gardens. Nearby is the cathedral which has been rebuilt over the years and has been extensively renovated in recent years to turn it from a church into a cathedral. These works included a magnificent tower that was built just after the millennium.
Shoppers will enjoy the two weekly markets that are a feature of Bury St Edmunds. There is also a monthly indoor market with antiques, arts, crafts and bric-a-brac. The town also has all the usual shops that you would expect to keep you occupied and recently has seen the arc development which mixes open spaces with a wide variety of stores and also accommodation.
Greene King, the local brewery, organises the annual Bury St Edmunds festival which features a wide variety of entertainment including music and other arts. There are also plenty of other events that take place in the city throughout the year.
Other attractions in Bury St Edmunds include the Athenaeum, which is a magnificent listed ballroom and is regularly used for wedding receptions and conferences. The Malthouse Project has seen the restoration of an old maltings and has been tastefully renovated to include a heritage centre as well as housing for some local people.