Bury St Edmunds was founded in the year 633 and is the typical quaint English town full of charming houses and with the ruins of a medieval abbey.
A walk through the city center gives us a good idea of its history and the stunning facades hide a wide range of exceptional little shops offering traditional goods and services.
One of its better known features is the grocery market which is held twice a week, at Buttermarket and Cornhill, and which in addition to providing a meeting point for neighbours, tourists and merchants, is also a shopper's paradise.
The manufacture of beer has given Bury St Edmunds recognition as the most important economic and cultural center of the area, and one interesting place to visit for travellers is the Greene King Visitor Centre, which has been producing beer since 1799 and where you can see the detailed process of how the beer was and is still produced today. This is an ideal place to improve your knowledge of the English language english courses in Bury St Edmunds .
Each summer, the walker sees a wealth of colours throughout the city, with thousands of flowers adorning the streets in window sills and hanging baskets. Bury St Edmunds is a city known for winning many awards for its floral beauty. One of the best examples is within walking distance of the city, in the gardens of the abbey, an oasis of peace with magnificent flower beds that have contributed on several occasions to giving Bury St Edmunds victory in national and international competitions.