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How to reach us
St Edmundsbury is easy to reach by road, rail, sea and air:

Road - From the Midlands or the East Coast, follow the A14.
From London, take the M25 and M11/A11.

Bus - There are bus stations in both Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill. The former is serviced by National Express coach connections from all over the country.

Train - Bury St Edmunds has its own railway station, connecting to Cambridge, Ipswich and the London-Norwich line.

Sea - Passenger ferries from northern Europe arrive at Harwich to the south east of St Edmundsbury, approximately one and a half hours away by car.

Air - Stansted Airport (tel: +44 (0)1279 680500), one hour by car, is situated on the M11 at Bishop's Stortford.
Cambridge Airport (tel: +44 (0)1223 293621), forty minutes to the West.
Norwich airport (tel: +44 (0)1603 411923) is just over an hour to the north east of the Borough.
Birmingham Airport is two hours to the west, and Luton and Southend are all within the same radius.

Where is (or was) the area of St Edmundsbury?

Where to find us
The Borough of St Edmundsbury lies in the west of the county of Suffolk, in the region of East Anglia. The Borough sits in the centre of the triangle created by the cities of Norwich, Ipswich and Cambridge. It runs from Haverhill in the south, near the Essex and Cambridgeshire borders, up to Knettishall and Euston on the Norfolk boundary. Set in the middle is Bury St Edmunds, the historic market town. It is an area of unspoilt natural beauty, largely excluded from the developments of the Industrial Revolution and with a keen sense of its rural heritage.

As a unit of local government the St Edmundsbury Borough Council began life in 1974 and ended in 2019. On 1st April, 2019, the culmination of years of negotiations and close working between Forest Heath and St Edmundsbury councils came to fruition with the formal establishment of the West Suffolk Council.

The old area of St Edmundsbury
Despite the modern name of St Edmundsbury, the older use of this name referred solely to the town of Bury St Edmunds. The Liberty of St Edmund covered the whole area of West Suffolk, and this Chronicle also ranges across the whole of West Suffolk, but undeniably there is more information available for the town of Bury. Thus this local history will have to be read with a sympathetic eye, and the reader should not expect to find that the author has restricted himself to any fixed set of boundaries.

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Useful Numbers and Addresses

Bury St Edmunds Tourist information points can be found at a number of sites in the town centre. Tourist Information Points are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Their services include:
•Tickets for local events and guided tour bookings
•Souvenirs and gifts
•Travel information maps for the town centre and beyond, including the handy Our Bury St Edmunds map of Bury St Edmunds town centre which has listings of shops, bar, restaurants and services. Plus visitor guides in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish

Visitor Information Pack and Visitor Guide
You can request a free visitor information pack from the Tourist Information Centre at

Bury St Edmunds Record Office
77 Raingate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 2AR
Tel: +44 (0)1284 741212

Bury St Edmunds Bus and Coach Station
St Andrew's Street North, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Tel: +44 (0)1284 702020

Updated 1st July, 2019 Go to Home Page