Hidden Gems & Award Winning Attractions
The Clarence Eagle and Child – Ramsbottom The Eagle and Child is an award winning gastropub dedicated to serving the finest locally sourced and seasonal produce; including home-grown vegetables an..
Just north of Manchester, the borough of Bury is a great combination of award winning attractions, excellent food and drink and excellent shopping opportunities.
In Bury town centre you can head to Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre and immerse yourself in some of the best international and local art, or spend an evening at The Met which, having reopened after a multi-million pound refurbishment, offers a fantastic programme of touring theatre and music.
You’ll find plenty of places where you can delve into Bury’s past. Discover amazing stories at the award winning Fusilier Museum, or step aboard the beautifully restored East Lancashire Railway and be transported back to the age of steam. Enjoy a ‘Day Out with Thomas’, a heritage rail ale trail or sit back and relax on a stylish diner train as you travel through beautiful the Irwell Valley.
Bury’s great outdoors includes Burrs Country Park, with its activity centre and riverside walks, and Prestwich Forest Park with its popular mountain bike routes. Just outside Ramsbottom, Holcombe Hill offers spectacular views across Greater Manchester; which are even better if you climb to the top of Peel Tower! Across the borough there are plenty of trails and footpaths linking Bury’s stunning open spaces so you can choose a leisurely stroll, or a ten mile hike!
For shopping try Bury Market, with over 350 stalls it’s buzzing with atmosphere, packed with bargains and has some of the best local produce around, including of o course the famous Bury Black Pudding. You’ll find high street names in The Rock and Mill Gate shopping centres, while Ramsbottom and Prestwich are the places to go for specialists and independents.
When it comes to eating out Bury is well and truly on the foodie map. Ramsbottom is home to multi award-winners. Choose from the stylish Hearth of The Ram; The Eagle and Child, sourcing ingredients from its allotment garden, or Levanter, offering authentic Spanish dishes.
Famous for stunning wedding cakes and exquisite afternoon teas , 3rd generation, family run Slattery, in Whitefield, offers indulgent chocolates and confectionary- all made on the premises, while The Clarence, in Bury town centre, combines foodie pub, cocktail bar and microbrewery all rolled into one.