The 10 best Hotels in Bury St. Edmunds for 2024
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Explore history rich Bury with luxury holidays in cosy boutiques and centuries-old hotels. Choose the best stay with our top 5 picks in and around town.
With a history tracing back to Henry VIII, Ravenwood Hall transports you back in time with its charming period décor and resplendent rooms. With just 14 lovingly crafted rooms to stay in, guests can dine in the hotel’s award-winning restaurant or indulge in a drink in the garden. The 7 acres of charming country grounds offer a peaceful setting to unwind in after exploring Bury’s historic charm.
Nestled within breathtaking National Trust grounds, this elegant country house hotel is among the finest in the region. The hotel is inspired by classic Italian art, with well-manicured gardens and interiors which strike the balance between modern and traditional styles. The hotel also boasts an indulgent swimming pool with spa treatments.
This cosy country boutique is an ideal hub to explore the Suffolk countryside. Close to Bury and a host of charming historic towns, the hotel features idyllic and rustic country-influenced décor throughout. It’s also home to an immensely charming restaurant-come-bar with views out across the countryside.
This impressive and unique country hotel is set within 35 acres of rolling countryside. Designed to be both modern but rustic, guests can enjoy eclectic rooms with open beams, exposed brick and sumptuous décor. What's more, the hotel boasts a delightful country club and spa, with an award-winning barn restaurant serving up prized East Anglian wine.
Historic but homely, the Black Lion is located in sleepy Long Melford, not far from Bury. Enjoy delectable local cuisine in the award-winning hotel restaurant, before settling in for a cosy night in the pretty lounge or sleeping quarters. The hotel strikes a pleasing balance between period-inspired furnishings and modern mod cons, complete with plenty of antique drapes and prints.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Luxury toiletries
- Flatscreen TVs
- Luxury bathrooms
- Swimming pools
- Spa treatments
- Cosy bars
- Award-winning restaurants
Bury St. Edmunds is a fantastic destination for visitors, whatever the month. Peak season is summer, especially during school holidays when families come to explore the town’s rich heritage and museums. If you’d like to avoid the crowds, you can visit in spring and autumn. What’s more, attractions remain open throughout the year, so there’s always something to do in town. As for special events, Bury has several fine festivals. There’s the popular family-oriented Dragon Fest in June, Whitsun Fayre in May and a delightful food festival in August. Winter is also delightful, with Christmas festivities launched from November.
Bury St. Edmunds is a delightful destination for families, couples and history-inspired travellers alike. The town is surprisingly rich in museums and attractions for its size, making it ideal for families. It’s also immensely romantic, with picturesque abbey ruins and tranquil manicured gardens to explore. For groups of friends, the town’s two famous beer breweries make great days out, followed by a pub crawl to ancient establishments like the Bull Inn and the Nutshell.
- Historic hotels
- Country house hotels
- Spa hotels
- Boutique hotels
- Comfortable shoes
- An umbrella
- Evening attire
- Charging cables
- Waterproof clothes
- History guidebooks
Bury St Edmunds is convenient to travel to, with excellent road and rail links. The town's train station connects to Ipswich, Peterborough and Cambridge, with further connections and exchanges to London and beyond. The train station itself is located to the north of town, about 10 minutes’ walk from the centre. Once you’ve arrived in town, you’ll find the historic centre easily navigable on foot. If you’d like to explore more of Suffolk and its countryside, consider taking or renting a car.
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Bury St Edmunds packs one considerable punch for such a small market town. There's an impressive cathedral, lovingly restored less than two decades ago. There’s also the centuries-old Moyse's Hall, St Mary's Church and charming Abbey ruins which give the town its prestigious energy. Add to that the tranquil Georgian buildings and gardens, rustic pubs and locally-sourced restaurants and you have the quintessential English retreat for couples and families to explore.
With a sprinkling of historic villages which transport visitors back to nostalgic times of old, Suffolk is an excellent destination to explore. Bury commands the county from the north with its historic charm, but you’ll find a litter of picture-postcard villages and Tudor estates throughout the region. From Lavenham and Long Melford in the west to Southwold and Aldeburgh to the east, Bury is your gateway to Suffolk’s genteel and cosy charm.