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With a name like ‘Bury’ nobody would blame you if you assumed it to be a town that needs to be hidden, or buried away from dignified company and haughty eyes, but this little spot on the River Irwell actually has some bloody good things going for it, thanks very much.
Let’s take a closer look at a few…
1. Bury Market
World famous don’t you know?
Bury Market is THE perfect place to spend your Saturday morning, browsing all the very freshest food from the fish and meat hall, and having a cheeky flirt with the local cheese-sellers (if you bat your lashes they might give you a few samples.)
2. Katsouris Delicatessen
No trip to Bury Market is complete without picking up a bite to eat from Katsouris Deli, whether you sit in for one of their brunches or grab a hot meat sandwich to go. It’s just perfection.
3. Bury Transport Museum
Bear with us on this one…
It isn’t just a bunch of old relics, the Museum brings the industrial heritage of Manchester alive – plus it’s a brilliant day out if you’ve got the family over and are at a loose end trying to think of new ways to entertain them!
Open 10am – 4pm Wednesday – Sunday as well as Bank Holiday Mondays.
4. Heaton Park
A true Manchester gem and the biggest public park in Europe; Heaton Park’s a great day out whether you fancy a picnic, game of golf (pitch and putt for a proper 18), or just a casual stroll around the gorgeous grounds (you can even head out on the lake on a rowing boat, if you’re feeling up to it.)
5. Gigg Lane
Day out at the match? Some fantastic local derbys to be seen here against Bolton, Rochdale & Oldham. Tickets can be purchased here.
6. Baratxuri, Ramsbottom
Brilliant Spanish tapas spot in Ramsbottom offering pinchos, small plates – not to mention cracking beer and wine. We popped along one lazy Sunday and it was some of the best food we’ve had. Baratxuri’s sister venue just around the corner has been voted one of the best in the UK too!
7. Slatterys, Whitefield
The award-winning 3-storey bakery and chocolate shop doubles as a wedding cake showroom!
If you fancy treating yourself to afternoon tea or brunch then the first floor Masons Dining room is the place to go, you can view the menu here.
8. Bury Black Pudding
Another reason to go to Bury Market is the famous Bury black pudding – it’s a Mancunian dish the whole world should be eating!
9. The Dog House Cellar Jazz Bar
These guys offer many genres of music (no covers of course) and heavy rock on Friday and Saturday night. It’s a great night out with good honest food and class music. Nuff said.
10. The Fusilier Museum
The museum houses the collection of the Lancashire Fusiliers, commemorating over three hundred years of the regiment’s history. Pretty impressive.
11. The Rock
You’ll find a cinema, a plethora of restaurants, bars, shops, and tons more in this Bury shopping centre.
12. East Lancs Railway
Dining With Distinction is the number one eatery on this review site (that’s out of a massive 4,884 in Greater Manchester.)
Need we say more?
13. Burrs Park
An idyllic spot for a weekend walk.
14. Peel Monument, Holcombe Hill
With beautiful views and paths, what better place to go for a Sunday afternoon stroll?
With walks, cool bars and much more to explore around this little Bury town, it’s just one more reason to visit!