Bury has a wonderful mix of country and urban areas, from the Pennine moors in the north to the edge of Manchester in the south, offering excellent amenities and first class transport links.
Bury’s rich heritage includes its world famous open-air market, Bury Black Pudding, Sir Robert Peel and the Lancashire Fusiliers. Today the town centre is undergoing a massive redevelopment, to extend retail, leisure and residential capacity.
Facts about Bury
Total Population: 60,718, (183,300 in the whole of the Metropolitan Borough).
Situated 7.9 miles northwest of the city of Manchester.
The name Bury is derived from an old English word meaning “castle” or “fort”.
The Borough of Bury consists of six towns: Bury, Prestwich, Radcliffe, Ramsbottom, Tottington and Whitefield.
Bury FC professional football team play at Gigg Lane stadium.
Bury has the best of both worlds in its transport links in the form of the new rapid transit Metrolink tram/train service to Manchester, the motorway network and the older East Lancashire Railway, which runs steam trains through the beautiful Irwell Valley.
ManchesterAirportis 30 minutes away by road.
PeelTower, which rises above Ramsbottom is a monument to Sir Robert Peel, Prime Minister and founder of the Police force.
The original licence for a market in Bury was first granted in 1444.
Bury is at the heart of the largest public art scheme in the UK – the Irwell Sculpture Trail.