Visit Bury and it’s award winning Bury Market or take a trip to the Theatre Royal in this Greater Manchester town.
The name Bury, Buri and Byri comes from the Saxon and means "a stronghold". In ancient times it is thought that the whole area was probably forest, marsh and moorland inhabited by nomadic herdsmen. In the Middle Ages the "Black Death" led to a shortage of labour. Land previously ploughed fell into decay. Large areas were turned into pastures and sheep were reared. It was at this time that Bury appears to have become a centre for wool and woollen cloth. In 1791 a company called the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal Company was formed, and five years later coal was brought to the town by barges. The canal was used on Sundays and at fair time for very popular passenger trips to Bolton.
The Bury Cultural Quarter boasts many of the most fascinating museums in the UK: the internationally respected Bury Art Museum, the proud regimental Fusilier Museum and Bury Transport Museum providing a wealth of attractions and activity. For those who wish to do some shopping the town contains a wide variety of different types of shops to suit all needs with teh vast majority being inside the Mill Gate Shopping Centre.
The Met is at the heart of live music and theatre in Bury. An exciting programme, beautiful facilities, and a warm welcome await in this historic venue. No visit to Bury is complete without sampling the famous and best Bury Black Puddings - one of the country’s finest delicacies found in the multi award winning Bury Market.
Parking with Q-Park in Bury provides a safe and secure facility for customers to leave their car in as they explore Bury from a central location.