West Suffolk offers a snapshot of England through the ages; from the first English settlers at West Stow to the stunning Georgian architecture of Bury St Edmunds.
There are so many fantastic guided walks and tours that will help you to explore the area. We’ve offered a selection below, but you can also head to Visit Suffolk and Walking in Suffolk for more information.
You can join one of the daily tours of the abbey grounds and town which are undertaken by Bury St Edmunds Tour Guides, all of whom are accredited to a national standard and are certificated as ‘We’re Good To Go’. In an enjoyable tour lasting 90 minutes you will find out the town’s history over the past 1000 years, view impressive buildings and be entertained. Currently only bookings and payment on the Bury St Edmunds Tour Guides website are accepted and must be made no later than 1pm on the day of the tour.
It is intended to restart the range of other tours, including the popular ghostly and macabre tours when circumstances allow; details will be announced on the Bury St Edmunds Tour Guides website.
The Theatre Royal is the last surviving example of a working Regency playhouse in the country, and we are lucky enough to have it on our doorstep! The National Trust allows the public to explore behind-the-scenes during fascinating and lively guided tours. The tours run from February to November on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 11am, and last approximately 75 minutes.
The annual Suffolk Walking Festival takes place between May and June each year and hosts over 100 guided walks. Check the Suffolk Walking Festival website for forthcoming festival events.