Car hire in Bury St Edmunds
Car hire in Bury St Edmunds
The Suffolk town of Bury St Edmunds is located in the south-east of England, just three-quarters of an hour away from Cambridge via the A14. A market town with a history that dates back to the medieval period, there are a lot of interesting places to visit in Bury St Edmunds, which you can do easily with a hire car.
What I need to know
You'll find a variety of car hire companies in Bury St Edmunds, making it simple to find a car that suits your needs and budget. However, you can make it easier still by comparing car hire deals through our site. This will show you every vehicle that's available and all the added extras.
Where to pick up my car
Each of the car hire providers in Bury St Edmunds has its own pick-up location, so where you need to go depends on who you book with. To save yourself booking with a company who are miles away, use our site. We provide a map view of providers so you can see which pick-up point best suits you.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Once you have your hire, the whole of Bury St Edmunds and other parts of the UK is yours to explore. Take a trip to Lackford Lakes to enjoy the sunshine in an idyllic location or watch a show at the Theatre Royal. You might even like to learn more about the local area by visiting Moyse's Hall Museum.
Nearby Bury St Edmunds
Not far away from Bury St Edmunds is the beautiful city of Cambridge. Famous for its university, Cambridge is also a wonderfully beautiful place with many museums and historic sites to explore. From the Fitzwilliam Museum to Anglesey Abbey, there is plenty to do and explore on a day out here.
If you fancy a day at the seaside, you need only drive for an hour via the A14 to Clacton-on-Sea. A quieter option compared to Southend-on-Sea, here you'll find a great beach, a restored Victorian pier that comes complete with an aquarium and funfair, as well as excellent fish and chips.
Eating and drinking
While you'll find many dishes that are popular throughout the UK while in Bury St Edmunds, there is also a mix of different cuisines. From great British pub grub to fine French dining, there's something for everyone and plenty of eateries to choose from.
Things to do
With Bury St Edmunds being a historic market town, you can't miss out on going to the market. Here you'll find a great mix of local produce, from cheese to vegetables.
To really take in the history of the area, it's worth spending the day at the West Stow Country Park and Anglo-Saxon Village. Ideal for a fun family day out, the open air museum lets you see how the Anglo-Saxons lived.
There are numerous opportunities for sightseeing in Bury St Edmunds, with a huge range of buildings constructed at different points in history. Visit the atmospheric ruins of Bury St Edmunds Abbey, take a walk around Ickworth House or snap some pictures at the beautiful St Edmundsbury Cathedral.
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