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Things to do in Bury

Diverse town that lies on the River Irwell and has excellent transport links

Are you looking for things to do in Bury? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.

Known for...   Industrial Revolution, Sir Robert Peel and Elbow


Did you know...

  • One of Bury's most famous residents was Sir Robert Peel, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and founder of the Metropolitan Police Service.
  • The front of the Castle Armoury building has been used regularly as the fictional entrance to 'HMP Weatherfield' in the soap opera Coronation Street.
  • The 2008 Mercury Music Prize winning group Elbow, fronted by Guy Garvey, hail from Bury and in 2009 the group were awarded Freedom of the Borough after their 2008 classic album "Seldom Seen Kid" won several accolades including a Brit Award and Mercury Prize.



 

  Attractions

Eastern Lancashire Railways

Historic steam rides.
Bolton Street Station
Bury
BL9 0EY

01617647790

 

East Lancashire Railway

The East Lancashire Railway has always been a vital part of the areas landscape and has helped shape the destiny of nearby towns.
Bury
BL9 0EY

 

Golf Lessons Bury

Single 30-minute small group golf class. £8 - 50% off.
Bury
BL9 6TE

 
 

  Children's Activities

Boomerang

Multi sensory play centre designed for all children regardless of their abilities.
Unit 2 Woodhill Street
Bury
BL8 1AT

01617644842

Recommended by Zoe Baker, Bury

 

Jungle Mayhem

Indoor soft play centre.
Eton Hill Road
Radcliffe
Manchester
M26 2XT

01617247402

Recommended by Charlotte Hailey, Manchester

 
 

  Museums

Bury Transport Museum

The Museum is housed in the Castlecroft Goods Warehouse which is just across the road from Bury Bolton Street Station.
Castlecroft Goods Warehouse
Castlecroft Road
Bury
BL9 0LN

 

Fusilier Museum

Popular museum attraction.
Moss Street
Bury
BL9 0DF

01617638950

 

Bury Art Gallery, Museum And Archives FREE

Fascinating look at Bury's rich history.
Moss Street
Bury
BL9 0DF

01612535878

 
 

  Bowling

AMF Ten Pin Bowling

Ten-pin bowling centre.
11-13 The Rock
Bury
BL9 0JX

08448263043‎

 
 

  Theatre

The Met

Intimate performing arts venue.
Derby Hall
Market Street
BL9 0BW

01617612216

 
 

  Golf

Harwood Golf Club

Golf Club.
Springfield, Roading Brook Road
Harwood
Bolton
Greater Manchester
BL2 4JD

 

Whitefield Golf Club

Whitefield, situated just north of Manchester, close to J17 of the M60, was originally laid out in 1932 by Tom Renouf, golf course designer and professional at the nearby Manchester Golf Club.
81/83 Higher Lane
Whitfield
Manchester
M45 7EZ

 

Rossendale Golf Club

Golf Club.
Ewood Lane Head
Haslingden
Rossendale
Lancashire
BB4 6LH

 
 

  Leisure centres

The Village

Gym and fitness centre.
Rochdale Road
Waterford Business Park
BL9 7BQ

01617644444

 

DW Fitness

Health and fitness club.
Angouleme Way
Bury
BL9 0BT

08442495333

 

Castle Leisure Centre

Swimming pool, fitness centre, indoor and outdoor sports and much more.
Bolton Street
Bury
BL9 0EZ

01612536513

 
 

  Water sports

Burrs Activity Centre

Activities include kayaking, abseiling, archery and much more.
Woodhill Road
Bury
BL8 1DA

01617649649

 
 

  Riding

Birtle Riding Centre

Lessons for adults and children available.
Higher Elbut Farm
Elbut Lane
BL9 7TU

01617646573

 

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