Bury local area guide

A lively large market town in Greater Manchester, Bury is well located to reach other towns and villages in the county. See what Bury has to offer in our local area guide.

About Bury

Bury grew considerably during the Industrial Revolution where it was heavily involved in the textile manufacturing industry. Today, the town has a bustling town centre as well as lovely countryside, many primary and secondary schools and fantastic transport links.


Best places to eat in Bury

The Crowded House The place to come if you can’t decide, their food is world fusion with a great focus on sharing and grazing platters. 626 Manchester Rd, Bury BL9 9SU Tre Ciccio Something for everyone, this Italian restaurant has all the classic dishes as well a specific Bambino menu for the kids.  16-18 Market Pl, Ramsbottom, Bury BL0 9HT Owens A charming, modern restaurant serving up a contemporary all-day British menu, Owens is highly rated for its food and great service. 10 Railway St, Ramsbottom, Bury BL0 9AL Campo Blanco A stylish tapas bar that is vegetarian and vegan friendly, they also have an array of exciting drinks on the menu including unique and classic cocktails and jugs of juicy Sangria. 1 Moss Ln, Whitefield, Manchester M45 6QE


Places to go for walks in Bury

Peel Tower and Holcombe Hill The Peel Tower is a well known Bury landmark and is a popular spot to watch fireworks on Bonfire Night or New Year. The scenic views at the top make the ascent up the hill totally worth it. Bury, BL8 4NR Burrs Country Park On the River Irwell covering masses of countryside, this is an ideal place for families with a playground, picnic tables and a free car park. There is also a wide variety of wildlife to look out for in the woodland, ponds and open space. Woodhill Rd, Bury BL8 1DA Kirklees Trail Formerly a railways line, this trail is great for those looking for a stroll or cycle and is suitable for all abilities. Greenmount, Bury BL8 4SA Entwistle Reservoir A circular, easy walk around the reservoir, there are plenty of benches to sit and take in the serenity of the area. Old Langho Rd, Blackburn BB6 8AW


Hangout spots in Bury

Nuttall Park – A spacious, open park with a play area for all ages. You can also find tennis courts and exercise machines, a great place to work out with some friends. Ramsbottom, Bury BL0 9LU Vue Cinema – Watch the latest blockbuster films at this modern multiplex cinema. Ideal for date night, meeting with friends or taking the kids, there’s nothing better than watching on the big screen. 9 The Rock Rock Place, Bury BL9 0YB Hollywood Bowl – Show off your skills with a strike at this ten pin bowling alley. Located in the Rock Shopping Park, you’ll also find an on-site diner and an arcade. Hollywood Bowl 11 The Rock, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0JX Radcliffe Market Hall – Along with locally sourced food and great local traders at the market hall, they host events and have made it the perfect place to catch up with friends over a drink or a bite to eat. 11 Blackburn St, Radcliffe, Manchester M26 1PN


Where to shop in Bury

Bury Market & Mill Gate Shopping Centre An award-winning market, this large open-air market and market hall has stalls selling a variety of fresh produce, flowers and clothes. Right next to the market, find Mill Gate Shopping Centre to browse high-street stores and grab something to eat or drink at the food outlets and cafes. 1 Murray Rd, Bury BL9 0BJT he Rock Shopping CentreA modern outdoor shopping centre with plenty of shops and food options as well as a cinema and lots of parking. 1 Goodall Street, Bury, BL9 0JY Newbank Garden Centre For those with green fingers, find all your garden products and homeware items or visit the bistro for a homemade slice of cake and coffee.  Bury Rd, Radcliffe, Manchester M26 2WW Bridge Street Shop at local and independent shops along Bridge Street, from clothes shops to a wine shop to an antique shop, there’s plenty to browse. Bridge Street, Ramsbottom, Bury

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