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Day Trip Diaries | Bury St Edmunds

Article By Sahara .

Feb 22, 2024

Nestled in the heart of Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds beckons with its historical charm and contemporary allure, creating a captivating tapestry for those who seek the intersection of tradition and modernity. To explore this quintessentially English town is to embark on a journey through time, where medieval streets and ancient landmarks seamlessly coexist with vibrant boutiques and artisanal cafes.
Bury St Edmunds, with its cobbled pathways and the grandeur of St Edmundsbury Cathedral, unfolds as a living canvas of heritage. The town's medieval roots are woven into the fabric of The Traverse, a pedestrian street from bygone times, now home to Sahara's boutique, housed within a Grade II listed building. Surrounding this sanctuary for style enthusiasts are boutique shops and charming cafes offering a perfect blend of retail therapy and culinary delights. Join us as we uncover the treasures and experiences that make Bury St Edmunds a destination worth savouring.
Discover Abbey Gardens:  Begin your day at the heart of Bury St Edmunds, Abbey Gardens. The lush greenery and the remnants of a Benedictine Monastery create a serene ambience. Take a leisurely stroll, picnic on the grounds, or simply absorb the historical aura.
Bed Down at The Angel Hotel:  Step into the luxurious embrace of The Angel Hotel. This historic gem (Charles Dickens stayed in what is now room 215) invites you to relish an opulent experience. Indulge in their renowned afternoon tea or dine in sophistication, surrounded by the hotel's timeless charm. Immerse yourself in a taste of refined elegance.
Wander the Ickworth Estate:  Journey to the National Trust's Ickworth Estate, where the grandeur of an Italianate mansion meets expansive parkland. Explore the Rotunda, housing an eclectic art collection, and meander through stunning gardens. Ickworth promises a delightful blend of culture and nature.
Vino Gusto Wine Shop:  A fabulous newer addition to the town is Vino Gusto, a beautiful wine shop that hosts tastings and impromptu sampling from their range. Known for its curated selection, Vino Gusto is a perfect spot for wine enthusiasts seeking unique flavours and experiences. 
Cultural Delights at Theatre Royal:  For a touch of drama and entertainment, Theatre Royal is a must-visit. Nestled in a historic setting, the theatre hosts a diverse array of performances. Check their schedule for plays, concerts, and shows that promise an enriching cultural experience. 
Wyken Vineyards, The Leaping Hare, and Farmers' Market:  Embark on a journey for all the senses at Wyken Vineyards, home to the Leaping Hare Restaurant. Dabble in wine tasting, wander through the vineyard, and explore the vibrant farmers' market. The Leaping Hare, a Michelin bib gourmand restaurant, champions local produce from the farm and the surrounding area. Highly regarded in culinary circles, you can enjoy a beautiful meal in equally beautiful surroundings. Wyken is a delightful escape for food and wine enthusiasts seeking authentic local flavours. There is even a Neapolitan pizza oven serving in the summer months. 
Dine at Pea Porridge or 1921 Savour culinary excellence at Pea Porridge or 1921. These acclaimed restaurants promise a gastronomic adventure with carefully curated menus, offering a fusion of flavours and a dining experience to remember.
Fullers Mill Garden Retreat:  Nature unfolds its beauty at Fullers Mill, a hidden treasure in West Stow. Wander through vibrant gardens showcasing a myriad of perennial plants. Fullers Mill offers a peaceful retreat, allowing you to connect with nature's wonders.
Greene King Brewery Tour:  Conclude your day with a visit to Greene King Brewery. Immerse yourself in the art of brewing, witness the beer-making process, and indulge in tastings of locally crafted beers. The stunning architecture and convenient location make it a must-visit. A perfect finale for beer enthusiasts and those curious about the brewing heritage.
Bury St Edmunds unfolds as a tapestry of history, culture, and culinary delights. Sahara invites you to experience the town's unique charm – where style meets exploration.
Our Bury St Edmunds boutique is located at 8, The Traverse, IP33 1BJ.


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