Bury is a town that retains its industrial origins, but also has plenty of green space and lies close to some stunning countryside.
Why Choose Serviced Apartments in Bury?
Situ’s serviced apartments in Bury are the ideal option for business travel. Our properties provide a flexible option for those working away. Guests can maximise their working time, making use of a spacious desk, a fast internet connection, and a convenient location. Then when it’s time to relax, the cosy living rooms are an ideal place to unwind. The fully-equipped kitchens make cooking easy, while each apartment comes with laundry facilities and housekeeping.
Some of our properties in Bury are in the town centre within walking distance of pubs and restaurants, while others are in quieter locations away from the hustle and bustle.
Do browse our selection of serviced apartments in Bury and select the property that’s right for you.
Where is Bury?
Bury is a town and a Metropolitan Borough in northwest England, in the modern county of Greater Manchester, although historically it has always been in Lancashire.
The borough of Bury comprises six towns, one of which is called Bury. The others are Ramsbottom, Tottington, Radcliffe, Whitefield, and Prestwich. Around 60,000 people live in the town of Bury and the population of the entire borough is approximately 190,000.
There’s plenty of green space here. All twelve of the borough’s main parks are Green Flag accredited, and four of the six towns lie along the beautiful valley of the River Irwell.
Manchester city centre is nine miles to the south of Bury town centre, and there are excellent transport links between the two places, which include the very regular Metrolink trams. The M60 Manchester Orbital motorway runs through Whitefield in the south of the borough.
Business in Bury
Bury’s economy has a strong emphasis on manufacturing. You might expect the textile industry to have declined here in recent years. Bury hasn’t been totally immune from the effects of this, yet the borough retains its reputation as a centre of expertise in this field. Multinational companies such as Milliken Industrials are still active in the area. Other sectors employing significant numbers of people in Bury include retail and education, as well as science and technology.
The local council claims that the borough is home to the highest concentration of small- and medium-sized businesses in Greater Manchester.
Several organisations based in the Bury area offer business support and networking opportunities. These include Bury Business Group, Unique Ladies Bury, The Business Network: Bolton and Bury, and Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.
Whatever business brings you here, staying in a Situ serviced apartment in Bury will help you make the most of your time here.
Things to Do in Bury
Although this is a suburban town that’s a little way off the tourist trail, Bury Art Museum has an incredible permanent collection that includes works by J.M.W. Turner, John Constable, Edwin Landseer, and David Cox.
The only railway in the area is the East Lancashire Railway heritage line. It has its headquarters at Bury Bolton Street station in the town centre. From where steam trains run north to Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall, and east to Heywood. In the summer and at weekends, there are typically five or six trains per day in each direction. You can hop on and off, exploring the local countryside. The company also hosts special events on board such as Murder Mystery Nights and Afternoon Tea excursions.
The East Lancashire Railway’s newest station is at Burrs Country Park, just outside Bury town centre, where you will find 36 hectares of woodland, open space, wetland, ponds, other waterways, and nature reserves.
Ramsbottom is something of a foodie destination. There’s a specialist chocolate shop that sells a fantastic range of hand-made chocolate, and the café's original owner launched the Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival back in 2008. This is a major event in the local calendar, with thousands of people coming to Ramsbottom to buy from more than 60 stalls. Ramsbottom is also home to two of the area’s best gastropubs.
Of course, staying in self-catering accommodation in Bury means that you can either eat out or stay in and cook. This flexibility is one of the main advantages of staying in a serviced apartment.