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About Bury St Edmunds

Located at the heart of East Anglia, Bury St Edmunds is steeped in Saxon history and is home to the only cathedral in Sussex country. With its picturesque central square, boutique shops and trendy arts venues, the town offers a delightful slice of the best of English rural life. Highlights include the ornate Ickworth House Park and Gardens and the picturesque Abbey Gardens located in the centre of town. There are also a number of independent cafés, pubs and restaurants where you can enjoy a bite to eat or an evening drink. After entering your requested dates and number of guests on the eDreams website, you will be presented with a range of available hotel offers. You can choose to see the options in order of price, star rating, the best reviewed or a combination of score and price. You can filter hotels in Bury St Edmunds by a number of variables such as on-site facilities, adaptations for disabled guests and amenities such as free WiFi and parking. Additional information to help you make the best decisions include when limited rooms are available and properties which offer risk-free booking, meaning you can securely cancel without any financial penalties.

What to see in Bury St Edmunds

St Edmunds cathedral is the centrepiece of the town and is set amid the verdant grounds of Abbey Gardens. The cathedral is open between 8.30am and 6.00pm to visitors and during the summer months there are guided tours available; entry is free but a donation is encouraged. Located close to cheap hotels in Bury St Edmunds is Kentwell Hall, one of the best-preserved Tudor homes in England. Boasting lush organic gardens and ornate Cedar trees you can easily spend an entire day exploring both the interior and exterior. Those who enjoy a tipple should visit Adnams 'Make Your Own Gin' Experience. The hands-on activity is both insightful and fun as you create your very own gin concoctions. The town's ancient market offers over 75 different stalls selling everything from organic cheese to treats for your pets. It takes place every weekend largely on Butter Market outside the Marks and Spencer in the centre of town. In the evening, check out the fabulous arts venues such as the Regency Theatre Royal, staging a range of plays and musicals, and the Apex; an award-winning live music venue known for its fantastic acoustics.

Where to stay in Bury St Edmunds

The centre of Bury St Edmunds is small and compact and easily traversed on foot in around 15min. Wherever you decide to book a hotel in the town centre, the quaint cafés and restaurants will be on your doorstep and there is no need to use public transportation. However, to visit many of the attractions surrounding the town in the verdant Sussex countryside, you will be required to drive or take a bus. Alternatively, you can choose a hotel outside of the town - there are multiple picturesque villages to choose from, boasting country walks and traditional pubs. To discover the delights of a traditional Sussex wool town, hotels in Lavenham or Long Melford are the ideal options - the latter is also the location of the esteemed Kentwell Hall, one of the area's must-see attractions. Another option for a hotel in Bury St Edmunds is to the west in Newmarket, where you'll be ideally situated for exploring both Bury and Cambridge alike.