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 ‘ and Mediterranean flavours, and the always excellent Maison Bleue. The unmissable Angel Hotel and 1921, round the corner but still on Angel Hill, also offer interesting menus. Wander a little further and The Northgate, a restaurant with rooms, has a lovely terrace area to enjoy drinks before savouring what chef Greig Young has created.
Debenhams has now departed but Waitrose and Marks & Spencer remain, with upmarket interiors store Neptune, Waterstones and Hotel Chocolat adding some panache to shopping here. Don’t overlook a wealth of independents - almost every shopping requirement is catered for in the sidestreets feeding off the Cornhill. And it might have brought some disapproval when first built but the arc shopping centre and Cineworld cinema counter any claims that the town is trapped in a timewarp.
Primary schools (several are within the grid) are rated “good” by Ofsted and the secondaries are “good” or “outstanding.”
The Christmas Fayre, with visitors coming from far and wide, has become a big attraction late in the year and there is also a regular arts festival in May.
Find a home in the grid and you are a short walk from all of this.
A flat in Lower Baxter Street overlooking Abbeygate Street on the market with Jackson Stops for £400,000
Below: A house in Churchgate Street on sale for £499,500 with Jackson Stops
   Bury St Edmunds town centre is increasingly popular with purchasers who have discovered its incredible beauty and charm, together with the convenience of living so close to its extensive shopping and dining experiences.
Our cultural heritage is something we are proud of and is by no means a small reason why so many purchasers wish to enjoy the town’s rich historic attractions, including the Theatre Royal, the Abbey Gardens and the cathedral. There continues to be a growing desire to live in, and be part of, what is most definitely the Jewel in the Crown of Suffolk. We have recently sold a one bedroom flat overlooking the cathedral for £160,000 and a five bedroom townhouse on Guildhall Street with a guide price of £1,750,000.
Matthew Cutting, Jackson Stops, Bury St Edmunds
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