Destination guide

Travel to historic Bury St Edmunds

Take a vacation to Bury St Edmunds and enjoy the area's history, theater scene and entertainment. Travelers like the gardens, cathedral and museums in this welcoming and romantic city. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation 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 vacation 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 center:

  • 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 highlights

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Bury St Edmunds

Whether you're an adventurous traveler 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 center:

  • 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 center. 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.

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:

  • Thurston Station: 359 holiday lettings
  • Abbeygate: 323 holiday lettings
  • Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery: 330 holiday lettings
  • St Edmundsbury Cathedral: 323 holiday lettings
  • Elmswell Station: 438 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 99 Cottages in Bury St Edmunds. Our other popular types of Bury St Edmunds holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 173 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 99 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 99 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Condos/Apartments 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 27 holiday homes with pool available in Bury St Edmunds. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.