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Introducing Bury St Edmunds

A new buzz with an old message has settled over the genteel market town of Bury St Edmunds of late. Once home to one of the most powerful monasteries of medieval Europe, the town has just seen the completion of its fine cathedral with a new Gothic lantern tower – a mere 500 years after the present building was begun.

However, Bury has long attracted travellers for its powerful history, atmospheric ruins, handsome Georgian architecture and bustling agricultural markets, still held at Angel Hill on Wednesdays and Saturdays. While others come to the town on a mission to investigate the other reason for its fame: beer. Greene King, the famous Suffolk brewer, is based here with its doors wide open and welcome to thirsty visitors.