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Bury St Edmunds

  • The Northgate, a Hotel in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

    The Northgate, a Hotel in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

    On a recent visit to the lovely Suffolk town of Bury St Edmunds I stayed at The Northgate a luxurious, yet not outrageously expensive boutique hotel close to the city centre. As soon as I entered the reception area I got the impression that someone really cared about this hotel. I sensed that a lot of thought had been given to the decoration of the rooms. In the lounge areas and restaurant beautifully blended pastel colours create a pleasing atmosphere that draws its guests in, invites them to make themselves comfortable. In the bar area bright orange seats amongst the creams and beiges created a sense of light-heartedness and enjoyment ...

  • Bury St Edmunds and the Inheritance from its Abbey

    Bury St Edmunds and the Inheritance from its Abbey

    When the site of the famous Abbey of St Edmundsbury and its precincts was taken over by the local Corporation to establish a public park the ruins of the Abbey were the main feature. Since then there have been some lovely additions to this popular park. Amenities include a play areas and the "Garden Cafe": Visitors can also enjoy a series of small gardens, each representing a theme or a dedication.

  • Bury St Edmunds in the Limelight

    Bury St Edmunds in the Limelight

    Imagine over seven hundred unwashed bodies crammed into a small theatre. Only three water closets available; tallow candles burning for illumination and flares of powdered lime for spotlights. Performances would start late evening and last for four or five hours. Everyone knew their place and had their own entrance - gentry in the dress circle and upper dress circle, middle class in the stalls on benches and working class standing in the gods. It was hot and smelly but it was the place to be in town …

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