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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.

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Popular attractions in Suffolk

 Suffolk offers many cultural attractions, including St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, The Abbey, Flatford Mill and Christchurch Mansion. Other popular outdoor attractions include Abbey Gardens, Minsmere, Christchurch Park and Ipswich Waterfront. Suffolk offers a variety of attractions and sights to explore. Some of the most popular museums include East Anglia Transport Museum, National Horseracing Museum, Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum and Lowestoft and East Suffolk Maritime Museum, while Ellough Park Raceway, Portman Road Stadium, Foxhall Stadium and Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club are popular sports attractions.