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  • Gallipoli Gardens

    This area is well connected to the military with the 'Lancashire Fusiliers' based at their headquarters on Bolton road.Since their founding 300 years ago they have many battle honours including 'Gallipoli' in the 'Great War',winning six V.C.s.These gardens and memorial statue are dedicated to the fallen of that tragic battle in 1915 were thousands...

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  • Bury Castle

    Bury Castle is an early medieval moated manor house located on the outskirts of the town centre.It is listed as an Ancient Monument.the manor house was built by 'Sir Thomas Pilkington' -Lord of the manors of Bury and Pilkington,and an influential member of Lancashire's gentry-1469.It is situated on the top of a slope overlooking the River Irwell in...

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  • Art Gallery/Museum

    Bury Museum and Archives re-opened on May 13 2005 following a 1.2 million re-fit.The original institution opened in 1901 to house 'Thomas Wrigley's'collectionof Victorian art,given to the town by his family in celebration of Queen 'Victoria's'Diamond Jubilee.The Gallery is something of a work of art in itself,with mosiac floors and stained glassed...

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  • Go to the Market

    Bury is home to the 'World Famous' outdoor and indoor Market. Every year Bury Market attracts hundreds of thousands of shoppers drawn by the many bargains and the variety that can be found there. Bury Market has been voted a "Top Ten UK food market". It is a popular destination with many U.K. coach companies and has gained the reputation of 'Bury's...

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  • Bury Parish Church

    The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin is the only Grade 1 listed building in the town of Bury.Early Church records records suggest that the first church was built in 971 when parishes were first formed by King Edgar. If this is true, Bury is amongst the oldest church towns in the country. Such a building would not have been how we see a church today;...

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  • The Castle Armoury

    In 1868 the Drill Hall, or Castle Armoury, was built on the historical site of Bury Castle. To reflect the 'castle' the Drill Hall has a fortified style with castellations, gargoyles, turrets, towers, arrow slits and other Norman architectural features on the façade. Above the main gate, with a large semi-circular arch, is a large Coat of Arms...

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  • Bury Castle

    Bury Castle was once a medieval fortified manor house and was one of the most imposing buildings in the North-West.It was built in 1469 by Sir Thomas Pilkington, lord of the manors of Pilkington and Bury, he was a powerful member of Lancashire's gentry. Unfortunately for Sir Thomas, and for Bury, he was on the losing side in the Wars of the Roses...

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  • The Fusilier Museum

    This Museum displays and interprets a magnificent collection of Lancashire Fusiliers memorabilia and is the home and focal point of the growing collection of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.The Museum has a programme of ever changing exhibitions, activities and events and facilities for both unsupervised computer research and for public access to...

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  • Church of St.Mary the Virgin

    Church records suggest that the first church was built on thesite in 971 when parishes were first formed by King Edgar of England,altough this likely to have been a wood and thatchstructure.Churches of this type of construction are thought to have been used until a church in the Gothic style was completed in 1585.Between 1773 and 1780 the main body...

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  • The Castle Armoury

    In 1859, the 8th Lancashire (Bury) Rifle Volunteer Corps was formed and a new Drill Hall was proposed for them and for the Lancashire Fusiliers. In 1868 the Drill Hall, or Castle Armoury, was built on the historical site of Bury Castle. To reflect the 'castle' the Drill Hall has a fortified style with castellations, gargoyles, turrets, towers,...

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  • The Wylde

    The Wylde or Market Place where, today the statue to Sir Robert Peel is flanked on one side by the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin (on this site since the Twelfth Century), and the Globe Inn (or The Two Tubs as it is localy known) on the other. And acording to legend a secret underground passage runs from the Church to the cellars of the...

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  • The Regimental Museum of the Lancashire...

    Bury's Fusilier Museum was officially opened on Friday 25th September 2009 by HRH the Duke of Kent and on Sunday 27th Sept 2009 , the recently restored Fusilier Monument was unveiled by Lord Ridley in the Gallipoli Gardens outside the Fusilier Museum.

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  • The East Lancashire Railway

    The East Lancashire Railway, a heritage railway which runs from the town to Heywood, Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall and Based at Bury Bolton Street Railway Station. It operates every weekend throughout the year and mid-week services operate during School Easter Holidays and from May to mid SeptemberBury Bolton Street station was opened by the East...

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  • Bury Library

    Bury Central Library is the largest and busiest of15 libraries in the Borough. It has one of the larger lending libraries and Reference and Information Services also Business Information Services and Resource Services. It is also a good place to get information about places in and around Bury and you can purchase local history books. we called in...

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  • Bury Museum and Art Gallery

    Bury Art Gallery & Museum offers a 'varied and engaging exhibition programme' covering 4 temporary exhibition spaces with a semi-permanent gallery for the art collection and the museum space in the basement which houses themed displays.When we went in they informed us they were only open for an Art Class. If i am in Bury again (In the day) i might...

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  • Bury Parish Church

    The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin on the Market Place in the centre of the town is is the only Grade I listed building in the town, Church records suggest that the first church was built on the site in 971 when parishes were first formed by King Edgar of England, although this is likely to have been a wood and thatch structure, after that...

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  • Burys World famous Market

    Burys World famous Market has been on the same site for nearly 600 years with the original license for a market being granted in 1444. Since 2006, out of 1150 markets in the UK, Bury Market in consistently voted the best 'British Market of the Year' by the National Association of British Market Authorities.

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  • Bury Castle

    Remains of medieval moated manor house that was fortified by a licence granted by Edward IV in 1469 It was built by Sir Thomas Pilkington Lord of the manors of Pilkington and Bury and a powerful member of Lancashire's gentry, although modern archaeological excavations of the castle have shown that in 1469 there was already a manor house of the...

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  • Nice Old Pub

    Situated opposite the west end of Bury parish church on the Wylde, the Two Tubs Inn is the oldest standing building in Bury town centre. Investigations have indicated a possible 16th century origin, It was first licensed as an alehouse in early 19th century with its original official sign 'The Globe' It came across it's name of Two Tubs arose from...

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  • Watch the Trains

    The Trackside is Bolton St Station's bar, It is situated at the side of the Platform with tables on the Platform and is a great place for watching the trains or just for watching the work going on in the station.It is a Free House so they serve a great range of beers at competative prices.they do food as well which looked really nice.

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  • A Great Historical Inn

    The Two Tubs Inn is a great little pub situated right next to the Parish Church in the heart of Bury Town Centre. The name of the pub is officially 'The Globe Inn' although it was given the nickname of the Two Tubs wen in 1830, Mr Shaw the landlord responded to competition from the new sign at Old White Bear and sawed a barrel in half to make a...

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  • Livin la Vie de loca!!

    Well I first got into this classy establishment when I was 15 years old.I think that says alot about the place to be honest.Seriously though - if you've had a skinful and want a dance you can't beat a bit of Viva. The drinks are expensive, so it's less painful if your already drunk and generous! The tunes are cool and there are three different...

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Bury Transportation

  • Bus

    Bury has a large bus station which is located right beside the Metrolink station. From Manchester you can get the 135 bus from Church Street in Manchester to Bury bus station which would take you around 45 minutes.

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  • Metro

    Busy has excellent transportation links to and from Manchester which makes it really easy to combine your trip. Bury's Metro station is located on Haymarket Street right next to the bus station. A return Metrolink ticket from Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester to Bury would cost you around £5.90

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  • Shopping and Leisure

    The Rock in Bury has recently undergone a massive make over and is now a very trendy place to shop. As well as shops the rock is also home to a Vue Cinema, Bowling, and restaurants such as Nando's (my favourite), Pizza Express, Frankie & Benny's etc. The Rock is situated on an outdoor square with "lanes" coming off from each end. Each lane has...

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  • All you want

    Burys World famous Market has been on the same site for nearly 600 years with the original license for a market being granted in 1444. Since 2006, out of 1150 markets in the UK, Bury Market in consistently voted the best 'British Market of the Year' by the National Association of British Market Authorities. On Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays...

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Bury Local Customs

  • Black Pudding

    Black Pudding has always been very popular in and around Lancashire. I love it with a Hot Mustard. The History of Black pudding is interesting and many people think that it is just a Lancashire thing but it is not. Black pudding, as made in Lancashire, is a blend of onions, pork fat, oatmeal, flavourings - and blood (usually from a pig). As long as...

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  • Blooming Bury

    Bury is always a keen competitor in North West in Bloom and Britain in Bloom competitions and all around the Town Centre you will see some lovely displays of Plants and Flowers.

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