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Bury is the administrative centre of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury. It is 5.5 miles (8.9 km) east of Bolton and 7.9 miles (12.7 km) northwest of Manchester. Bury emerged in the Industrial Revolution as a mill town manufacturing textiles. The Manchester Metrolink tram system has a terminus in the town. When you visit Bury, Greater Manchester, Walkfo brings Bury, Greater Manchester places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Bury, Greater Manchester Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Bury, Greater Manchester

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With 67 audio plaques & Bury, Greater Manchester places for you to explore in the Bury, Greater Manchester area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Bury, Greater Manchester places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Bury, Greater Manchester history


The name Bury (also earlier known as Buri and Byri) comes from an Old English word, meaning castle, stronghold or fort. Bury is an early form of modern English borough (German burg)

Early history

Bury was formed around the ancient market place but there is evidence of activity dating back to the period of Roman occupation. The most imposing building in the early town would have been Bury Castle, a medieval manor house built in 1469. Between 1801 and 1830 the population of the town more than doubled from 7,072 to 15,086.

Industrial Revolution

Bury’s textile industry was dominated by woollens in the late 18th and early 19th century. The town was linked to the national canal network by the Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal. The canal was provided with water from Elton Reservoir, fed by aqueducts from a weir on the Irwell, north of what is now the Burrs Country Park.

Lancashire Fusiliers

Bury, Greater Manchester Lancashire Fusiliers photo

In 1688 Prince William of Orange (later King William III) landed at Brixham, Devon. He asked Colonel Sir Robert Peyton to raise a regiment containing six independent companies. This regiment absorbed the previously enscripted men housed at the Wellington Barracks. These men would have been any man at the age of 21.

Recent history

Bury, Greater Manchester Recent history photo

In 2010 a £350m large shopping area opened up around the Rock. The town centre is famous for the traditional market, with its “world famous” black pudding stalls. Bury Market was also once famous for its tripe, although this has declined in recent decades.

Bury, Greater Manchester culture & places

Performing arts

The Met arts centre is based in the Derby Hall on Market Street. It is a small performing arts venue promoting a programme of theatre, music and comedy events. The Met has hosted famous comedy acts such as Peter Kay, Jason Manford and Steve Coogan.

Museums and galleries

The Fusilier Museum is home to the collection of the Lancashire Fusiliers. The award-winning Bury Transport Museum is housed in the Grade II listed, beautifully restored, 1848 Castlecroft Goods Shed.


The 2008 Mercury Music Prize winning group Elbow, fronted by Guy Garvey, hails from Bury. Bury hosts several music festivals yearly, including the ‘Glaston-Bury’ festival. Ramsbottom Music Festival hosts a wider range of talent, including bands such as Soul 2 Soul and The Proclaimers.


Bury simnel cake is a variant of the cake originating in Bury. The town was also notable for tripe, though there is little demand for this in modern times.

Bury, Greater Manchester landmarks

Bury Art Museum contains the Wrigley collection of paintings, which includes works by J. M. W. Turner, Edwin Henry Landseer, John Constable and Peter De Wint. Bury Castle is a fortified manor house built in the mid 13th century by Sir Thomas Pilkington. Peel Tower was built in remembrance of Sir Robert Peel, Prime Minister of the UK and founder of the Metropolitan Police, who was born in Bury.

Bury, Greater Manchester geography / climate

Bury is located on the edge of the western Pennines in North West England. Its position on the River Irwell has proved important in its history and development. The river divides the town into two parts on the east and west sides of the valley respectively. Bury Bridge is a key bridging point, linking the east side of town and the town centre with the western suburbs and Bolton beyond.

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Visit Bury, Greater Manchester PlacesYou can visit Bury, Greater Manchester places with Walkfo Bury, Greater Manchester to hear history at Bury, Greater Manchester’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Bury, Greater Manchester has 67 places to visit in our interactive Bury, Greater Manchester map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Bury, Greater Manchester, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Bury, Greater Manchester places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Bury, Greater Manchester & the surrounding areas.

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Best Bury, Greater Manchester places to visit

Bury, Greater Manchester has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Bury, Greater Manchester’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Bury, Greater Manchester’s information audio spots:

Bury, Greater Manchester photo Redvales
Redvales is a residential district to the south of Bury town centre in Greater Manchester. The population of the Bury Ward at the 2011 census was 11,483.

Visit Bury, Greater Manchester plaques

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Bury, Greater Manchester has 3 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Bury, Greater Manchester plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Bury, Greater Manchester using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Bury, Greater Manchester plaque. Explore Plaques & History has a complete list of Hartlepool’s plaques & Hartlepool history plaque map.