Visiting All The English Counties 7/48 – Exploring Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

My New Year’s Resolution is still going strong…even though I’m rather behind in my posts!  A few weekends ago I decided to explore Bury St Edmunds in the beautiful county of Suffolk – I visited Suffolk earlier in the year but didn’t manage to have a cup of tea so decided it was a perfectly good reason to revisit the county…

England Travel Inspiration - The perfect day trip exploring Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, one of England's most beautiful counties. Bury St Edmund is brimming with history and is home to the only cathedral in Suffolk. Make sure you visit the best gluten free fish and chip shop as well on your visit to the town. Click the link to read more about Suffolk and my travel tips for the county.

…for a cup of tea at Harriets Cafe Tearooms!

England Travel Inspiration - The perfect day trip exploring Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, one of England's most beautiful counties. Bury St Edmund is brimming with history and is home to the only cathedral in Suffolk. Make sure you visit the best gluten free fish and chip shop as well on your visit to the town. Click the link to read more about Suffolk and my travel tips for the county.

This was my very first place I stopped when I arrived at Bury St Edmunds…two gluten free scones please…I may have taken one home for G to eat…that will possibly tell you honestly what I thought of the gluten free scones…I shared my scones…and we won’t ask why I received milk with my peppermint tea.

England Travel Inspiration - The perfect day trip exploring Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, one of England's most beautiful counties. Bury St Edmund is brimming with history and is home to the only cathedral in Suffolk. Make sure you visit the best gluten free fish and chip shop as well on your visit to the town. Click the link to read more about Suffolk and my travel tips for the county.

The cake cabinet did look seriously divine if you were a gluten eating monster…the only gluten free cake option on the day I visited was macarons.

England Travel Inspiration - The perfect day trip exploring Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, one of England's most beautiful counties. Bury St Edmund is brimming with history and is home to the only cathedral in Suffolk. Make sure you visit the best gluten free fish and chip shop as well on your visit to the town. Click the link to read more about Suffolk and my travel tips for the county.

After a refreshing cup of tea, it was time to sniff the roses quite literally at the flower market stalls right in front of the tearooms…Columbia Road Flower Market eat your heart out!

England Travel Inspiration - The perfect day trip exploring Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, one of England's most beautiful counties. Bury St Edmund is brimming with history and is home to the only cathedral in Suffolk. Make sure you visit the best gluten free fish and chip shop as well on your visit to the town. Click the link to read more about Suffolk and my travel tips for the county.

It was Saturday and since my trip home to New Zealand I feel like I’ve regained some of my ninja shopping powers (albeit I’m not anywhere up to the standard of my mum and sister…my sister went shopping after having a general anaesthetic and operation this week…ninja shopping powers right there folks!)…so I checked out the shops which I was rather impressed with as Bury St Edmunds contains all the high street names you’re used too plus a few rather nice boutique shops where I spotted a rather lovely DVF dress and some shoes.

England Travel Inspiration - The perfect day trip exploring Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, one of England's most beautiful counties. Bury St Edmund is brimming with history and is home to the only cathedral in Suffolk. Make sure you visit the best gluten free fish and chip shop as well on your visit to the town. Click the link to read more about Suffolk and my travel tips for the county.

^^And obviously I couldn’t forgot a photo of the florist…Liberty eat your heart out!

Now you know I like taking photos of doors…well Bury St Edmunds has a killer set of bright and colourful doors…

England Travel Inspiration - The perfect day trip exploring Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, one of England's most beautiful counties. Bury St Edmund is brimming with history and is home to the only cathedral in Suffolk. Make sure you visit the best gluten free fish and chip shop as well on your visit to the town. Click the link to read more about Suffolk and my travel tips for the county.

…and I instantly fell in love with the town…

England Travel Inspiration - The perfect day trip exploring Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, one of England's most beautiful counties. Bury St Edmund is brimming with history and is home to the only cathedral in Suffolk. Make sure you visit the best gluten free fish and chip shop as well on your visit to the town. Click the link to read more about Suffolk and my travel tips for the county.

…I was kind and put them in a nice collage so you don’t suffer from door porn RSI!

England Travel Inspiration - The perfect day trip exploring Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, one of England's most beautiful counties. Bury St Edmund is brimming with history and is home to the only cathedral in Suffolk. Make sure you visit the best gluten free fish and chip shop as well on your visit to the town. Click the link to read more about Suffolk and my travel tips for the county.

I’m a grand wanderer as I think you find some of the most delightful things when you leave the tourist trail and get lost down little roads…

England Travel Inspiration - The perfect day trip exploring Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, one of England's most beautiful counties. Bury St Edmund is brimming with history and is home to the only cathedral in Suffolk. Make sure you visit the best gluten free fish and chip shop as well on your visit to the town. Click the link to read more about Suffolk and my travel tips for the county.

…like finding wobbly buildings…

England Travel Inspiration - The perfect day trip exploring Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, one of England's most beautiful counties. Bury St Edmund is brimming with history and is home to the only cathedral in Suffolk. Make sure you visit the best gluten free fish and chip shop as well on your visit to the town. Click the link to read more about Suffolk and my travel tips for the county.

…and more wobbly houses…

England Travel Inspiration - The perfect day trip exploring Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, one of England's most beautiful counties. Bury St Edmund is brimming with history and is home to the only cathedral in Suffolk. Make sure you visit the best gluten free fish and chip shop as well on your visit to the town. Click the link to read more about Suffolk and my travel tips for the county.

…photographing beautiful windows…

England Travel Inspiration - The perfect day trip exploring Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, one of England's most beautiful counties. Bury St Edmund is brimming with history and is home to the only cathedral in Suffolk. Make sure you visit the best gluten free fish and chip shop as well on your visit to the town. Click the link to read more about Suffolk and my travel tips for the county.

…Bury in Bloom awards…

England Travel Inspiration - The perfect day trip exploring Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, one of England's most beautiful counties. Bury St Edmund is brimming with history and is home to the only cathedral in Suffolk. Make sure you visit the best gluten free fish and chip shop as well on your visit to the town. Click the link to read more about Suffolk and my travel tips for the county.

…pretty little streets…

England Travel Inspiration - The perfect day trip exploring Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, one of England's most beautiful counties. Bury St Edmund is brimming with history and is home to the only cathedral in Suffolk. Make sure you visit the best gluten free fish and chip shop as well on your visit to the town. Click the link to read more about Suffolk and my travel tips for the county.

…and beautiful old signage!

England Travel Inspiration - The perfect day trip exploring Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, one of England's most beautiful counties. Bury St Edmund is brimming with history and is home to the only cathedral in Suffolk. Make sure you visit the best gluten free fish and chip shop as well on your visit to the town. Click the link to read more about Suffolk and my travel tips for the county.

Finding my way back to the centre of Bury St Edmunds…I went for a little stroll through a grave yard…weird to some people but I just love looking at the dates on the headstones (normally as they’re older than New Zealand)…it was a beautiful sunny day so people were sitting in the church yard basking in the sunshine…

England Travel Inspiration - The perfect day trip exploring Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, one of England's most beautiful counties. Bury St Edmund is brimming with history and is home to the only cathedral in Suffolk. Make sure you visit the best gluten free fish and chip shop as well on your visit to the town. Click the link to read more about Suffolk and my travel tips for the county.

…I was just took a few too many photos really!

My next stop was to pop inside the St Edmundsbury Cathedral…the only cathedral in Suffolk which is totally worth a visit…

England Travel Inspiration - The perfect day trip exploring Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, one of England's most beautiful counties. Bury St Edmund is brimming with history and is home to the only cathedral in Suffolk. Make sure you visit the best gluten free fish and chip shop as well on your visit to the town. Click the link to read more about Suffolk and my travel tips for the county.

…as is a walk around the side of the building to admire all the old architecture…

England Travel Inspiration - The perfect day trip exploring Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, one of England's most beautiful counties. Bury St Edmund is brimming with history and is home to the only cathedral in Suffolk. Make sure you visit the best gluten free fish and chip shop as well on your visit to the town. Click the link to read more about Suffolk and my travel tips for the county.

…and this amazing door…I promise that’s the last door in this post…promise!

England Travel Inspiration - The perfect day trip exploring Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, one of England's most beautiful counties. Bury St Edmund is brimming with history and is home to the only cathedral in Suffolk. Make sure you visit the best gluten free fish and chip shop as well on your visit to the town. Click the link to read more about Suffolk and my travel tips for the county.

The Abbey Gardens were looking glorious under blue skies…

England Travel Inspiration - The perfect day trip exploring Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, one of England's most beautiful counties. Bury St Edmund is brimming with history and is home to the only cathedral in Suffolk. Make sure you visit the best gluten free fish and chip shop as well on your visit to the town. Click the link to read more about Suffolk and my travel tips for the county.

…and there was a light sprinkling of bluebells…the first I spotted this year so I made a little wish!

England Travel Inspiration - The perfect day trip exploring Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, one of England's most beautiful counties. Bury St Edmund is brimming with history and is home to the only cathedral in Suffolk. Make sure you visit the best gluten free fish and chip shop as well on your visit to the town. Click the link to read more about Suffolk and my travel tips for the county.

Was it to return to Suffolk….shhh I can’t say otherwise the wish won’t come true!

England Travel Inspiration - The perfect day trip exploring Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, one of England's most beautiful counties. Bury St Edmund is brimming with history and is home to the only cathedral in Suffolk. Make sure you visit the best gluten free fish and chip shop as well on your visit to the town. Click the link to read more about Suffolk and my travel tips for the county.

I wasn’t hugely hungry however my gluten free research told me that there was a place offering gluten free fish and chips and you don’t pass up this opportunity if you’re gluten free as it doesn’t come around very often…

England Travel Inspiration - The perfect day trip exploring Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, one of England's most beautiful counties. Bury St Edmund is brimming with history and is home to the only cathedral in Suffolk. Make sure you visit the best gluten free fish and chip shop as well on your visit to the town. Click the link to read more about Suffolk and my travel tips for the county.

…serving gluten free every day as they use a separate fryer…I asked…

England Travel Inspiration - The perfect day trip exploring Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, one of England's most beautiful counties. Bury St Edmund is brimming with history and is home to the only cathedral in Suffolk. Make sure you visit the best gluten free fish and chip shop as well on your visit to the town. Click the link to read more about Suffolk and my travel tips for the county.

…and totally yummy, possibly the best gluten free fish and chips I’ve eaten so far…I ordered a cup of tea to go with my fish and chips as that’s what all the other folks were ordering…when in Bury St Edmunds you must visit Bury Fish and Chip Shop…you can eat out or scoff your meal in their very functional restaurant!

England Travel Inspiration - The perfect day trip exploring Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, one of England's most beautiful counties. Bury St Edmund is brimming with history and is home to the only cathedral in Suffolk. Make sure you visit the best gluten free fish and chip shop as well on your visit to the town. Click the link to read more about Suffolk and my travel tips for the county.

Suffolk has so many hidden places to discover…Lavenham totally blew my mind at the end of last year when I visited…

England Travel Inspiration - The perfect day trip exploring Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, one of England's most beautiful counties. Bury St Edmund is brimming with history and is home to the only cathedral in Suffolk. Make sure you visit the best gluten free fish and chip shop as well on your visit to the town. Click the link to read more about Suffolk and my travel tips for the county.

…and I’ve still got to blog about the places I discovered on my Constable tour I did earlier this year when I accidentally crossed the border into Suffolk…Suffolk I will be back!  You can learn more about Suffolk on their official tourism page.

Where’s your favourite spot in Suffolk?

England Travel Inspiration - The perfect day trip exploring Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, one of England's most beautiful counties. Bury St Edmund is brimming with history and is home to the only cathedral in Suffolk. Make sure you visit the best gluten free fish and chip shop as well on your visit to the town. Click the link to read more about Suffolk and my travel tips for the county.

xx

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18 Comments

  1. Jennifer
    April 22, 2016 / 3:18 AM

    Hi Kelly. Yet another great post! Have you been to Kentwell Hall in Suffolk? They have many Tudor events throughout the year and their Tudor Midsummer weekends with 250 live costume-clad Tudors will be recreating everyday life in the 16th Century on weekends from 25 June to 3 July this year. Looking forward to visiting with the kids!

    • April 23, 2016 / 10:40 AM

      Jennifer you are such a fountain of information and you need a blog honestly so I can follow along on your adventures x

  2. April 22, 2016 / 7:49 AM

    I have to admit I haven’t visited Suffolk yet. I’ve been in Norwich but not in Suffulk. Need to explore very soon! The scones look really delicious

    • April 23, 2016 / 10:40 AM

      They were okay…I think if you eat gluten you would be happy! Suffolk is such a gorgeous area of England and I will be back to discover more of this beautiful county xx

  3. Sophie @ October's Girl Blog
    April 22, 2016 / 10:56 AM

    This is brilliant – I grew up in Suffolk and used to live pretty near Bury! We always used to visit on Christmas Eve for a meal out, a stroll around the shops and a visit to the cathedral. My mum still lives quite nearby now, so I like to visit whenever I go back. I’m so glad you liked it – it’s so funny to read about it from a tourist’s perspective!

    Sophie :-)

    October’s Girl Blog

    • April 23, 2016 / 10:31 AM

      How lovely to live so close to this beautiful town – I know, I always find it funny to read about what people think of New Zealand! xx

  4. April 22, 2016 / 11:08 PM

    You are the master of finding cute doors as well as shopping I think!
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  5. April 23, 2016 / 7:24 AM

    Such a good travel idea and a good way of seeing more of the country.
    Totally not judging the door porn either, I’d be the same!

    • April 23, 2016 / 10:09 AM

      Exactly…New Year’s Resolutions don’t need to be about weight loss or giving up something…I can be travel related as well! xx

  6. Holly
    April 23, 2016 / 12:42 PM

    Stumbled across this blog post on Bloglovin’ looking at travel and thought – I recognise those buildings! The Frugirls home town! So happy to see such lovely pictures of even the doorways. The place is absolutely stunning.. but is kind of the place old people go to die, hence why most the young people bugger off to the city. However, somewhere I think both myself and Katie (other half of the Frugirls) will return to make a home. You should go back to Suffolk in the Summer. The countryside is beautiful. Perhaps look some some pretty villages in between Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury – for example Lavenham where Godric’s Hollow (Harry Potter) is filmed. :)

    • April 23, 2016 / 7:39 PM

      Haha how funny is that Holly! I totally understand what you mean…there are places in Norfolk which are very similar. I visited Lavenham last year and loved it and am wanting to head back to Suffolk as it’s such an underrated county in my books and super close to london as well x

  7. April 23, 2016 / 8:16 PM

    Gluten free fish and chips? I had no clue they do that!

    • April 25, 2016 / 10:19 PM

      yes and they were amazing! xx

  8. April 26, 2016 / 1:45 PM

    I totally love your blog! The layout, the style, the content…everything!! Plus, I’m also living in England at the moment and I’m gluten intolerant too!! Thanks for sharing, I’m looking forward to following you :)

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    • November 21, 2017 / 7:50 PM

      Awww thanks! Enjoy your time in England…where is your favourite spot so far?
      xx

  9. December 27, 2016 / 4:28 PM

    What a lovely place to visit! I just love the colorful buildings and doors. I’d love to walk down the street. I’m a HUGE tea fan so visiting a real tea shop would be a highlight. The kids have been begging to go to England and we are making a list of places to see when we go – possibly 2018. The coming year 2017 is already planned – Greece to celebrate my BIG birthday. :)

    My New Year’s resolutions are always travel related. Love that twist!! :)
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    • December 29, 2016 / 3:55 PM

      It was a really lovely spot to visit, Suffolk is a great county to explore and has something for everyone! There are so many fabulous spots to explore in England, if you want any advice just let me know. Greece will be fantastic and a big congratulations for the big birthday. xx