Bury St Edmunds
Bury St Edmunds Cathedral - viewed from the Abbey Gardens
Centuries ago, Daniel DeFoe celebrated the “pleasant situation and wholesome air” of Bury St. Edmunds. The atmosphere seems to be everlasting: The town’s distinctive charm carries on today and stretches back millennia. In fact, many believe the historic market town to be the Villa Faustina or “Happy Town” documented by ancient Romans.
Today, the Suffolk market town maintains a distinctive tourist appeal with its unique visual charm. Roman ruins are juxtaposed with elegant Georgian squares, a glorious cathedral and abbey gardens. Visitors also enjoy the high-end shops, and award-winning outdoor market,
Bury St. Edmunds Attractions
Bury St. Edmunds truly offers something for everyone. Scholars, history buffs, and much of the general public are captivated by the ruins of the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds, once among the wealthiest Benedictine monasteries in medieval Europe. Walking tours feature the Abbey as well as the Great Churchyard and other historic architectural attractions.
The Theatre Royal, meanwhile, is England’s last Regency playhouse. Check the theatre's website for a calendar featuring lunchtime readings for children, family-friendly cultural festivals, excellent dramatic performances and other popular events.
Greene King Brewery, which dates back to 1799, is also a perennial favourite. Greene King tours provide a full afternoon of affordable entertainment.
Ravenwood Hall is ideal for your stay when you visit Bury St Edmunds and with our local knowledge we can help in making your stay an enjoyable experience so you will want to stay at Ravenwood Hall again and again.
For more information about Bury St Edmunds please visit www.visitburystedmunds.co.uk