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Vanlife UK - 22 Things To Do In Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England

Updated: Dec 8, 2022

22 things to do in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Grumpy Git's Road Trip. Travel blog. Travel blogger. Travel diaries. Travel list. Bucket List. Travel ideas. Things to do. Places to see. Cambridge. Haverhill. London. United Kingdom. Web designer. Website designer.

Are you planning a trip to Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk? Or perhaps you're just looking for a day out with the family?

In this post, I will list all the places I would like to see during my visit to Bury St Edmunds.


Please note that the key driver for this road trip is photography. Therefore, many places listed below will consist of many locations that you may not consider to be 'bucket list' items. But if you are a photographer, or plan a long term road trip, then these may well be places you'd like to check out.

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Places to see in Bury St Edmunds

  1. Greene King Brewery - Greene King is the UK's largest pub retailer and brewer. It is based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England. The company owns pubs, restaurants and hotels. It was listed on the London Stock Exchange until it was acquired by CK Assets in October 2019.

  2. Abbey Gardens - The Abbey Gardens are owned by St Edmundsbury Borough Council and managed by the council in conjunction with English Heritage. The abbey ruins lie within the park. A friends' group supports the maintenance of and improvements to the gardens.

  3. St. Edmundsbury Cathedral

  4. West Stow Country Park and Anglo-Saxon Village - West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village - one of the UK’s great archaeological sites - is a stunning recreation of the Anglo-Saxon settlement that occupied the site between 450-650 AD.

  5. The Apex - Award-winning live music & entertainment venue in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. From classical to jazz, folk to pop/rock, comedy, family entertainment & more!

  6. Nowton Park

  7. Bury St Edmunds Market

  8. The Abbey - The Abbey of Bury St Edmunds was once among the richest Benedictine monasteries in England until the Dissolution of the monasteries in 1539.

  9. Ickworth - An Italianate Palace in the heart of an ancient deer park. Formal gardens, pleasure grounds, rolling Suffolk landscape and woodlands invite gentle strolls or long walks, runs, bike rides and picnics.

  10. St. Mary's Church, Bury St Edmunds - Spectacular grade 1 listed medieval church in the Church of England with lots to see and an extensive programme of worship services and community activities. You're always welcome. Admission is free. St Mary's is the civic church of Bury St Edmunds and is one of England's most historic as well as one of the biggest.

  11. Undley Pumpkin Patch & Maize Maze - Undley Farm Events was founded by Anthony and Sally Pooley and they have also been hosting Undley Pumpkin Patch and Maize Maze for over two decades.

  12. Bardwell Windmill

  13. The Kings Forest

  14. Bradfield Woods

  15. Fullers Mill Garden

  16. Lackford Lakes

  17. Boer War Memorial

  18. Norman Tower

  19. The Nutshell - The smallest pub in Britian

  20. Wizard Balloons

  21. Hengrave Hall

  22. Bardwell Manor Equestrian Center

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