Bury is an authentic, culture packed slice of Northern England. The historic town, part of the Greater Manchester area, is home to lush country walks with sweeping views and towering, elegant historic buildings, and a haven to the works of some of Britain's greatest artists. In addition to all this, you'll also find a variety of local shops (and the famous Bury Market) tucked away in winding streets. The buzzing urban playground of Manchester is also only a short distance away. Things to see
In addition to its historic buildings, Bury is well known for its buzzing market, which has been running since 1444. Here, you can take in the intoxicating, tempting sights and smells of local produce - the aroma of strong cheeses and freshly baked breads waft all around. There are also many stalls devoted to the local invention, black pudding, with a variety of twists on its rich, deep flavour. The Bury Art Museum offers the perfect contrast to the heady bustle of the market, where you can inspect in detail the works of some of the great British artists, from Turner's sweeping impressionist works to the deep and detailed paintings of Constable. For a modern shopping experience, then the Rock shopping complex contains everything you might expect to find in the centre of a large city. Unmissable with its glittering silver white exterior drenched in bright lights, the Rock has a vast selection of bars, restaurants, shops, and cinemas to boot.Hotels in
Bury has a good range of cheap and discount hotels, as well as more secluded accommodation a little out of the town. While the majority of nearby hotels in Bury are geared towards the business traveller, this also means they are well equipped with relaxing spas, free wifi, and swimming pools. As a result, even discount hotels in Bury can be a great choice for couples or families, where you can enjoy a filling complimentary breakfast before setting off to explore the town. If you're travelling by car, it's useful to know that most hotels offer free parking for guests. Where to stay
Business travellers may want to head to the Rochdale road area, as there is easy access to the M66 and Bury itself, as well as business focused accommodation with a variety of dining and leisure options. Woolfold, located on the edges of the sparkling Walshaw Brook, makes the perfect romantic setting, and is also quite close to Bury centre and other amenities. If you're looking for budget accommodation so you can save all your spending money for the delicacies and temptations of the market, then Pilsworth road and the surrounding area can be a good value choice.How to get to Bury
Bury is well served by transport links, being only 25 minutes from Manchester by tram. This makes flying into Manchester Airport very convenient - from there you can catch a train to Manchester Piccadilly rail station before heading onwards to Bury. The tram service is great for visiting nearby locations such as Eccles, and there's a reliable local bus service too. Cycling around Bury can be very rewarding, and there's a large amount of picturesque rural cycling paths to enjoy. Easy access to Manchester means a day trip around some of the sights and attractions there is always a possibility.