Visit Bury St Edmunds
This historic Suffolk market town with its magnificent cathedral and charming cobbled streets is bursting with olde worlde character
Although Bury St Edmunds is a small town, there’s plenty to see and do here. The main ‘must see’ is St Edmundsbury Cathedral. This magnificent cathedral is situated in the centre of the town and if you’re feeling fit enough you can climb the 202 steps to the top of the Millennium Tower to take in a bird’s eye view of the town.
If you don’t have a head
for heights, take a relaxing stroll around Abbey Gardens instead to learn more about Bury St Edmunds and soak up its fascinating history.
Beer fans won’t want to miss a trip to the Greene King brewery where you’ll learn all about the history of brewing, as well as he opportunity to take a bottle home. If this puts you in the mood for a pint, take a ten-minute walk from there to Britain’s smallest pub, The Nutshell, measuring a cosy 15ft by 7ft.
■ Abbey Gardens are free and open every day
■ Entry to the cathedral is free. Tickets to tour the Millennium Tower cost £12 – call 01284 748720
■ Tickets for Greene King start at £16 – call 01284 714297 or visit www.greenekingshop. co.uk/book-now
St Edmundsbury Cathedral dates from the 12th Century
The Nutshell: Small but perfectly formed!