Despite being just down the road, I’d never really explored Bury St Edmunds. A few weeks ago Hamish and I jumped in the car to head there, primarily to collect my spiralizer that had been delivered to his office, but we decided to make the most of it. Bury is a wonderful place, packed full of interesting buildings and amazing spaces. So here are a few snapshots of Bury St Edmunds!
The Cathedral gardens were insane! It was one of the hottest days of the year, so most of the town was sprawled out on the grass enjoying ice creams and cider!
The ruins were gorgeous and the gardens were immaculately kept. There was something there for everyone with lots to see and do. It was like you were in the middle of nowhere, not in a busy town. The gardens seemed like the perfect place to escape. I could have happily spent the whole afternoon, exploring the ruins and the Cathedral.
The town centre was bustling, it was a hive of activity, especially around the market area. There was everything you could need there and more! The independent quarter looked lovely, though we didn’t get to fully explore it. That’s definitely on the list for our next visit.
We nipped in to Paddy and Scots for a coffee and a delicious mango smoothie. The cafe itself is really cool, it’s rather hipstery and aesthetically pleasing. I need one of those owl tables in my life!
After pottering around we decided to head home along the gorgeous, winding country lanes. Naturally I had to take a picture of a blossom tree in someone garden first though!
Exploring outside of your local area is a fun thing to do at the weekend. I’m always surprised at how many hidden gems there are!
I’m definitely going to head back to Bury soon!