Destination guide

Travel to historical Bury St Edmunds

Take a holiday to Bury St Edmunds and enjoy the area's history, theatre scene and entertainment. Travellers especially like the gardens, cathedral and museums in this welcoming and romantic city. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Bury St Edmunds

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Bury St Edmunds has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Fuller's Mill Garden (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Giffords Hall Vineyard (8 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Wyken Vineyards (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Royal Worlington & Newmarket Golf Club (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
  • Lavenham Falconry (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • High Lodge Thetford Forest (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Bury St Edmunds

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Bury St Edmunds is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Abbey Gardens (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Nowton Park (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Ickworth House (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Lackford Lakes (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Fuller's Mill Garden (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • West Stow Country Park and Anglo Saxon Village (5.6 mi / 9 km)
Transport

How to get to and around Bury St Edmunds

The nearest airport is in Cambridge (CBG), located 22.9 mi (36.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into London (STN-Stansted), which is 31.2 mi (50.1 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Bury St Edmunds Station, Thurston Station and Elmswell Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay around Bury St Edmunds?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 315 holiday lettings near Bury St Edmunds. From 91 Cottages to 16 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Bury St Edmunds is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Bury St Edmunds?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Bury St Edmunds. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Elmswell Station: 436 holiday lettings
  • Bury St Edmunds Station: 305 holiday lettings
  • Thurston Station: 344 holiday lettings
  • Abbeygate: 307 holiday lettings
  • St Edmundsbury Cathedral: 301 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Bury St Edmunds listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Bury St Edmunds?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 91 Cottages in Bury St Edmunds. Our other popular types of Bury St Edmunds holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 16 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 91 self catering accommodations
  • Barns: 31 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Houses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Bury St Edmunds?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 26 holiday homes with pool available in Bury St Edmunds. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.