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Things To Do in Suffolk

You’ve chosen the best spot to hang out. The Angel is a perfect central location to enjoy everything that historic Bury St Edmunds, or the surrounding areas have to offer.

It’s all within your reach, and there’s nowhere better to stay if you want to do it in style. On your doorstep are the delightful Abbey gardens, St Mary’s, where Mary Tudor (the Queen of France) rests and the quaint cobbled streets of shops.

The idyllic Suffolk coast and beautiful get away countryside await discovery. We have picked out some of the trips for you to do or see during your stay with us, if you so choose. 

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SOUTHWOLD PIER

Owned by Gough Hotels since March 2013, the Pier is a much-loved landmark resting on the East Coast of England, catering for the large number of visitors Southwold receives each year. After years of storm damage and neglect, the pier itself has been completely rebuilt....

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CATHEDRAL - BURY ST EDMUNDS

For over 1,000 years the site of Suffolk 's Cathedral has been one of worship and pilgrimage. The death of Edmund, King of the East Angles, at the hands of the Danes in 869 led to the building of an abbey to house his remains. St James Church was built within the precincts of the Abbey...

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MOYSE'S HALL MUSEUM - BURY ST EDMUNDS

For almost a thousand years Moyse's Hall has looked out over the Market Place of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.It has seen many changes since it was built in 1180 and provides an excellent setting in which to trace the unfolding story of West Suffolk...

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ABBEY GARDENS - BURY ST EDMUNDS

Abbey Gardens are built on the site of a great Benedictine abbey and at the very centre of historical Bury St Edmunds. They are well known for their stunning floral displays and can be found via the imposing Abbey Gate on Angel Hill. The abbey wall that runs from the ancient Abbot’s Bridge and along the River Lark surrounds the gardens. Various gardens include of a great circle filled with flowerbeds set in well-kept lawns with surrounding seating, secluded areas, the Old English Rose Garden, the Water Garden and the Blind Garden. 

GREENE KING BREWERY MUSEUM

Visit the home of Abbot Ale, Greene King IPA, Old Speckled Hen and Ruddles County at the King Visitor Centre, situated next to the Brewery in the heart of the bustling market town of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk...

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THEATRE ROYAL - BURY ST EDMUNDS

The Theatre Royal is the last working Regency playhouse in Britain. It’s one of the few theatres worth visiting if it’s not to see a play. Guided tours can be arranged. If you fancy watching something there is always a great show performing. Click here for latest shows