Attractions

Ruins in Bury St Edmunds

Abbey Gardens

Now a picturesque ruin in parkland behind the cathedral, Bury's once-mighty abbey still impresses despite the townspeople having made off with much of the stone after the dissolution of the monasteries. The walls ar…
Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

The 45m-high tower of this cathedral was only completed in 2005 and is a vision in Lincolnshire limestone – its traditional Gothic-style construction conveys how many English cathedrals must have looked fresh from t…
Brewery in Bury St Edmunds

Greene King Brewery

They’ve been crafting some of England's favourite booze in this working brewery since 1799. Explore the town’s 900-year-old brewing heritage in the visitor centre, then take a tour (2pm weekdays, plus 11am Wednesday…
Museum in Bury St Edmunds

Moyse's Hall

Set in an impressive 12th-century undercroft, Moyse's Hall's rarities include a locket containing some of Mary Tudor's hair and finds from Bury's ruined abbey. Displays chart the key episodes in the town's past, inc…
Church in Bury St Edmunds

St Mary's Church

St Mary's is one of the largest parish churches in England, and it contains the tomb of Mary Tudor – Henry VIII's sister and a one-time queen of France. Built around 1430, it's famous for its hammerbeam roof, which …
Historic Building in Bury St Edmunds

Theatre Royal

A real treat, Britain's only working Regency playhouse features ornate gilding, sweeps of boxes and a trompe l'oeil ceiling, all revealed on self-led (free) and guided (£6.50) front-of-house and backstage tours. The…