Hello and Welcome Back! Last weekend my partner and I went to visit my parents for the weekend. On the Sunday we decided to spend the afternoon in Bury St Edmunds. Of course, I took my camera with me. Keep reading to see what I discovered.
When we first arrived we were met with a huge shopping centre. Keep walking and you get to the older part which looks like a small town. With a few independent shops as well as some old looking everyday shops such as Marks and Spencer, Lloyd Bank and Waterstone’s.
In the centre of the town is this World War Commemoration Statue. Behind the statue is a museum.
The street leading up to the Abbey Garden was filled with independent stores and plenty of cafes. As well as a very posh Greggs. Just what you need, for a relaxing Sunday stroll!
Just before the Abbey Garden is this old fashioned lamp post.
At the entrance of the Abbey Garden is this impressive watch tower with grass either side.
Then we started to walk around the park. There was a lot to see!
We came across an Avery filled with Parrots, Budgies and Finches. I managed to snap a few photos of the beautiful birds.
We also saw some of the Abbey ruins within the Abbey Gardens. What a surprise!
Next to the park is the Abbey Cathedral. As you can see through the trees below.
I think the gloomy sky adds some interesting dimension to the photos below.
Further along we came across a beautifully simple tear drop memorial for the Holocaust victims.
On our way out of the park I caught a couple of photos of a squirrel collecting and burying his nuts!!
As we headed out I came across this little hut which I thought looked sweet.
This is the tower as we exit the gardens. At least you can always find your way out with the tower!
The little hut from inside the tower. It’s a door in a door!
On the way back to the car we popped into the Scandinavian Coffee House. It was a sweet little cafe with delicious cakes and of course, tea.
Overall it was a lovely afternoon out. It was nice to get my camera out! I would like to go back for the day when the weather is nicer.