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The Black Boy
The Black Boy

Guildhall Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1QD

4.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (78 reviews)

Situated in the entertainment district, this inn is within a 5-minute walk of Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery and St Edmundsbur …

£70
Dragonfly Hotel Bury St Edmunds
Dragonfly Hotel Bury St Edmunds

Symonds Road, Bury St Edmunds IP32 7DZ

3.0 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (164 reviews)

Situated in Bury St Edmunds, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bury St Edmunds Abbey, St Edmundsbury Cathedral, and …

£44
The Ickworth Hotel
The Ickworth Hotel

Bury St Edmunds, Bury St Edmunds IP29 5QE

4.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (44 reviews)

Situated in Bury St Edmunds, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Athenaeum, and Abbeygate …

£100
Highwaymans Rooms and Self Catering
Highwaymans Rooms and Self Catering

Risby, Bury St Edmunds IP28 6QP

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (35 reviews)

Situated in Bury St Edmunds, this bed & breakfast is within 9 mi (15 km) of Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Abbeygate, and …

£80
Ixworth House
Ixworth House

St Edmund Close, Bury St Edmunds IP31 2HP

5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (69 reviews)

Situated in Bury St Edmunds, this luxury bed & breakfast is within 9 mi (15 km) of Bury St Edmunds Abbey, Abbeygate, and …

£90
The Bridge Street Historic Guest House
The Bridge Street Historic Guest House

Alpheton Mill House, Sudbury CO10 9BG

2.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Situated in Sudbury, this bed & breakfast is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Kentwell Hall and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Melford Hall. …

£68
Fasbourn Hall
Fasbourn Hall

Valley Lane, Stowmarket IP14 3EB

3.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this country house is within 16 mi (25 km) of Corpus Christi Guildhall, Theatre Royal, and Bury …

£85
The Bell Hotel
The Bell Hotel

25 High Street, Bury St Edmunds IP28 7EA

3.0 out of 5.0
2.7 out of 5 (44 reviews)

Situated in Bury St Edmunds, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of National Horseracing Museum, Newmarket Racecourse, and …

£65
The Bell Hotel Thetford
The Bell Hotel Thetford

King Street, Thetford IP24 2AZ

3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (80 reviews)

Situated in Thetford, this inn is 4.9 mi (7.9 km) from Go Ape Thetford and 12.2 mi (19.6 km) from St. Martin Cathedral. Bur …

£65
Best Western Heath Court Hotel
Best Western Heath Court Hotel

Moulton Road, Newmarket CB8 8DY

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (39 reviews)

Located in the heart of Newmarket, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from National Horseracing Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of …

£57
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Pocket Guide: Bury St Edmunds Athenaeum Hotels

One of the finest historic landmarks in Bury St. Edmunds, the Athenaeum is a picturesque Grade I-Listed building and a popular private functions venue. It's conveniently located close to numerous hotels that offer everything from luxury accommodation in Georgian mansions to value-for-money contemporary rooms perfect for an overnight stop.

More About the Athenaeum

The building dates back to the early-18th Century and was originally used as Assembly Rooms where local residents would mingle, gossip, and play a few games of cards. Today, the Athenaeum has six spaces that can be hired for different occasions, from small business meetings to large parties, and is also ideal for exhibitions thanks to its inter-linking rooms.

Just moments away from the Athenaeum is the Angel Hotel, a delightful four-star hotel offering immaculate rooms and superb fine-dining. Ideal for romantic breaks and business events, this Georgian boutique establishment offers elegantly designed contemporary rooms, some of which have private balconies and luxury four-poster beds.

Opposite Bury St. Edmunds' Beautiful Abbey Gardens

One of the main advantages of staying at a hotel near the Athenaeum is that you will have easy access to Bury St. Edmunds' magnificent abbey complex. This comprises the remnants of what was one of England's most powerful monastic centres, and the ruins and gardens are open to visitors throughout the year. Admire its impressive Norman Tower, see where Saint Edmund, the Anglo-Saxon martyr and king, was buried, and observe the grand medieval gatehouses.

Visit St. Mary's Church

Another must-see if you're interested in medieval religious architecture, St. Mary's Church is estimated to be one of England's biggest parish churches. It dates back to at least the 12th Century, and was partly restored in the Gothic Revival style in the 19th Century.

Hotels with Flexible Check-In/Check-Out Times

To ensure your trip runs as smoothly as possible, some hotels near the Athenaeum may offer early check-in or late check-out options in case you're arriving early or need to stay well after the standard check-out time. Many hotels also provide left luggage services so you won't have to worry about carrying suitcases and other heavy items while you have a few hours to spare in Bury St. Edmunds.

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