Published: August 19th 2012August 16th 2012
So I have a job! My dream job at that and it is in the most beautiful area. With work due to start in about two weeks I was on the hunt for a flat, and although my trip to Bury St Edumunds wasn't successful on the flat front it was great to see around the region that would soon be my home.
Bury St Edmunds is about 1 1/2 hours from Biggleswade but it seems a longer drive than that. I had heard it was a 'destination point' and now I know why. The history here dates back to the 12th century! The town is much larger than I thought....for some reason I always imagine small wee villages with cobbled streets. Well, Bury has the cobbles streets, but it is quite developed and has grown over the years with a large shopping mall etc. The main attraction in Bury St Edmunds is the Cathedral and the Abbey Gardens in the centre of the town. The gardens are home to the original Abbey ruins and it is really cool to invision how it used to be, it would have been massive! The original walls are still up which would have
protected the village within. Over the years the Abbey has been built upon and Bury now has a very impressive cathedral in the middle of town. Once again we timed it right and the "Festival of Flowers" was on so the gardens were imaculate, very beautiful; when we when into the Cathedral the choir was practicing their thing so once again it was nice to hear that when looking around.
The town itself is nice and has great shopping. There is an older bit that has heaps of cafes and restuarants which leads up to the newer shopping area with a movie theatre etc. I think I'll have everything I need and it's only 1 hour on the train to London for visits. I'm sure I'll have more to say about the area when I get more aquainted with it, but I'm looking forward to starting my new job....and hopefully by then I'll have a roof over my head!
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