SmartTRAVEL: Bury

From Scotland, we go back to England for Team India’s test tour, and bring you beauteous sights beyond cricketing fights

SmartTRAVEL: Bury
What to SEE

The Met

If culture is your thing then the Met is a must for your trip to Bury. Situated in the Derby Hall, a large Victorian classical building on Market Street, it presents contemporary and classic theatre, folk music and comedy touring nationally and internationally. It has two theatre spaces and a café bar. The Met is organiser and promoter of a number of outdoor events including the annual Ramsbottom Festival.

The Fusilier Museum

Delve in to the fascinating history of the Lancashire Fusiliers with a trip to this art museum. Opened in 2009, it is home to a fascinating collection of items from the XX Lancashire Fusiliers and the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, which chart its 300 years of history and heritage. Walk through the exhibitions and engage with interactive displays and hands-on activities.

The East Lancashire Railway

Hop on board a beautiful heritage steam train and take a trip through Bury’s green countryside. Today over 60 individual steam and diesel locomotives reside on the railway, along with over 140 carriages, wagons and utility vehicles. Based out of Bury’s Bolton Street Station, the 12 mile long ELR stretches to Rawtenstall to Heywood. The railway is open every weekend of the year and holds a number of themed events round the year.

Where to EAT

Santino Restaurant

Located at Manchester Old Road, this restaurant is a light and airy eatery with an extensive menu featuring traditional Italian dishes with a twist. Pizzas are cooked in a traditional wood-burning oven. Main courses include dishes like Filetto Santino (prime fillet with king prawns and mushrooms) and Costolette d’Abbacchio (lamb shanks with potato hash) among others.

Where to SHOP

Bury Market

Located at Murray Road, Bury’s multi award winning market boasts of about 370 stalls drawing in the crowds from far and wide. From LCD TVs to speciality cheese and from pheasants to birthday presents, and some of the freshest produce in the North West can be found here.

THE PICK: Peel Tower

Standing tall on Holcombe Hill and overlooking the valley, this is one of the area’s most noticeable landmarks. The tower was opened in 1852 in honour of Sir Robert Peel. The tower is 128ft high and the views are well worth the climb. Explore further following circular walk includes Holcombe Hill and Peel Tower.

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