The historic market and cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, colloquially called just Bury, is filled with sites of historical importance, museums, churches and modern family fun. As the seat of the local Anglican diocese, the town features the elegant 9th-century St Edmundsbury Cathedral and the Bury St Edmunds Abbey ruins with their formal onsite gardens and aviary. St Mary’s Church offers a look at a restored ancient Norman church. Museums also abound here, including the Suffolk Regiment Museum with its military artefacts and the West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village living museum.

For more modern family fun, the whole clan can enjoy ice skating at CurveMotion, bowling and arcade games at Bury Bowl, or a laser tag match pitting the grown-ups against the kids at Planet Laser. To take a stroll away from the city crowds, Nowton Park offers tended green space, and Hardwick Heath has endless green fields where you can reconnect with nature.

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