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Welcome to the official tourism website for Bury

Bury was the Greater Manchester Town of Culture for 2021

Find out more about why Bury was awarded the prestigious accolade, what events you can expect to see during the year and more information about making the most of your visit to this fascinating area.

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Discover award winning attractions, stunning open spaces and fantastic food and drink.  Home to the East Lancashire Railway, and Bury’s world famous market.  The Bury Cultural Quarter boasts many of the most fascinating museums in the UK: the internationally respected Bury Art Museum, the proud regimental Fusilier Museum and Bury Transport Museum providing a wealth of attractions and activity. For culture lovers Bury Sculpture Centre provides an impressive programme of activity including the works of internationally renowned artists. For comedy, music and an extensive programme of live entertainment visit The MET Bury’s live arts and theatre venue.

Our lively towns and charming villages are all rich with heritage, history and fascinating stories. Each with unique and varied shopping, food and drink on offer. 

Experience Bury's year round calendar of events. Step back in time on the East Lancashire Railway for a 1940s weekend, experience Bury Pride, a host of music festivals and our very own original Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival.

Relax and unwind within miles of stunning open countryside with breathtaking views, rolling hills and vast moorlands. Visitors cannot help but be inspired by Bury’s beautiful countryside, all within easy reach.

No visit to Bury is complete without sampling our famous and best Bury Black Puddings - one of the country’s finest delicacies found on our multi award winning Bury Market. Or shop ‘til you drop in Bury town centre with the latest fashion and food offer, or seek out hidden shopping gems in our surrounding towns and villages.

Easy to find on the edge of the West Pennine Moors just a short half hour hop on a tram from Manchester and you’re ready to discover the beauty of Bury!

What's On

Textile artwork

MCR Sew Social International Women's Day Textile Art Exhibition

MCR Sew Social will be hosting their upcoming online exhibition for womxn artists and textile…

Lightopia lantern: Phoenix


The award-winning Lightopia is back and ready to light up Heaton Park this Christmas brighter than…

Steam train

Dining With Distinction: Christmas Lunch

Festive treat for the family? Christmas night out with friends or colleagues? All are welcome on…