With strong links to historic spaces, an exciting energy and a beautiful surrounding countryside – Bury is full of fantastic spaces to keep you entertained. As Hive Homes are seeking planning permission to build homes in the area, we thought it would be a good idea to take a deeper dive into the best things that Bury has to offer.

Keep reading to find out the top spots of Bury, that make it such a great place to visit… and live!


Bury Market

Address: 1 Murray Rd, Bury BL9 0BJ

Known for being a historic market town, it’s no surprise that it has a beloved market. Bury Market is one of the largest outdoor markets in the UK which  boasts over 300 outdoor stalls between Wednesday to Saturday! That’s a lot of stalls to explore.

A visit to this market is guaranteed to have something that will grab your attention; beautiful jewellery, clothes and accessories line the stalls, alongside home wear, tech, and whatever else you want to find.

Alongside all the shopping, there is plenty to fill your belly too, with a wide range of food stalls selling delicious hot food to eat there, from traditional pies, and pastries, to hot off the grill BBQ, there’s plenty to make your mouth water. Alternatively there are many stalls selling fresh meats, fish, fruits and vegetables, ready for you to take home.

With so much on offer, drawing people from all around, Bury Market itself allows you a wonderful day of shopping and enjoyment.


The East Lancashire Railway

Address: 23A Bolton St, Bury BL9 0EY

A heritage railway running between Bury and the nearby Rawtenstall, The East Lancashire Railway offers the amazing opportunity to ride on a traditional steam train through the beautiful scenery of the surrounding countryside. 

With a range of events being held at the station, there is something for all the family at the East Lancashire Railway. There’s plenty of experiences for just adults at the railway too, from driving trains to comedy shows and on some evenings – the train company offers dining experiences with fancy dinner parties, and tasting menus. Food on the move? Delicious!


Burrs Country Park

Address: Woodhill Road, Bury, BL8 1DA

A 90-acre park located on the banks of the River Irwell, Burrs Country Park is home to a beautiful variety of wildlife habitats, woodland, wetland, ponds, and waterways, the perfect place to get involved with nature.

With The Lampost Cafe, and The Brown Cow pub, there are choices when it comes to relaxing and indulging yourself too!

The Fusilier Museum

Address: Moss St, Bury BL9 0DF

This inspiring space is dedicated to the history of the iconic Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, don’t worry if you don’t know who they were, that’s what the museum is for.

A family friendly Museum that provides education and entertainment, there are some hands-on experiences within this museum too including a state-of the-art shooting simulator, with high quality screens and replica firearms.

Located in Bury town centre, a visit is easy to fit into your day whilst experiencing everything there is to do in Bury’s Cultural Quarter. 

West Pennine Moors: 

To the north west of Bury you will find the West Pennine Moors and you don’t have to be a rambler to enjoy these space’s beautiful walks and views of the countryside. The West Pennine way is a long walking loop through the moors, however a shorter stroll along sections of the way is perfect for taking in the country air, seeing the wildlife on the moors and an adventure for all the family. 

The registered national trails are marked to ensure you can enjoy your day walking a section of the trail and experiencing the beauty it has to offer. Recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty the moors are designated for conservation, ensuring sights you will want to enjoy, whilst getting out of the city and in touch with nature.

New homes coming soon to Bury

If you’re considering a move or looking for a property in Bury, Hive Homes has new homes coming to the area, soon! Get in touch with us today to register your interest before anyone else!

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