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Chantry Hotel
Chantry Hotel

Sparhawk Street 8, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1RY

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Bury St Edmunds, this guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Theatre Royal, St Edmundsbury Cathedral, and The …

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Best Western Priory Hotel
Best Western Priory Hotel

Mildenhall Road Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds IP32 6EH

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (77 reviews)

Located in the heart of Bury St Edmunds, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Moyse's Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery …

£54
The Angel Hotel
The Angel Hotel

3 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LT

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (196 reviews)

Located in the heart of Bury St Edmunds, this hotel is steps from The Abbey Gate, The Athenaeum, and St Edmundsbury Cathedral …

£132
The Swan Hotel
The Swan Hotel

High Street 1, Sudbury CO10 9QA

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (79 reviews)

Located in Lavenham, this spa hotel is steps from Little Hall Lavenham and Corpus Christi Guildhall. Church of Saint Peter an …

£110
The Three Kings - Inn
The Three Kings - Inn

Hengrave Road, Bury St Edmunds IP28 6LA

4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (123 reviews)

Situated in Bury St Edmunds, this inn is within 3 mi (5 km) of Moyse's Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, and The Abbe …

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The Bushel
The Bushel

28-29 St Johns Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1SN

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (16 reviews)

Situated in Bury St Edmunds, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Moyse's Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, and The …

£83
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 (56 reviews)

Situated in Bury St Edmunds, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Ickworth House and within 6 mi (10 km) of St …

£130
Dragonfly Hotel Bury St Edmunds
Dragonfly Hotel Bury St Edmunds

Symonds Road, Bury St Edmunds IP32 7DZ

3.0 out of 5.0
3.1 out of 5 (215 reviews)

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

£50
Elveden Inn
Elveden Inn

Brandon Road, Thetford IP24 3TP

5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (106 reviews)

Situated in Elveden, this luxury inn is within 6 mi (10 km) of Brandon Country Park, Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life, …

£85
Oak Farm Barn
Oak Farm Barn

Moat Lane, Bury St Edmunds IP30 9JU

4.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (111 reviews)

Located in Rougham, this bed & breakfast is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Rougham Control Tower Aviation Museum and within 6 mi (10 km …

£85

Pocket Guide: Bury St Edmunds The 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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