Bury as a place to live

Being part of the Greater Manchester region, Bury is a town lying on the River Irwell, 5.5 miles east of Bolton, 5.9 miles west-southwest of Rochdale, and 7.9 miles north-northwest of the city of Manchester.

Historically, Bury emerged during the Industrial Revolution as a mill town centred on textile manufacturing.

Bury is regionally notable for its open-air market – Bury Market – and its popularity has been increased since the introduction of the Manchester Metrolink tram system, which terminates in the town. The market is known for its supply of a local traditional dish – black pudding.

One of Bury’s most notable residents was Sir Robert Peel, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, founder of the Metropolitan Police Service and the Conservative Party. A monument to Robert Peel is outside Bury parish church.
Other notable local attractions & landmarks include;

– Bury Art Museum: Containing the Wrigley collection of paintings including works by Turner, Cox and De Wint.
– Bury Castle: A fortified manor house built in the mid 13th century by Sir Thomas Pilkington and is now protected as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
– Bury Parish Church: Situated on the Market Place in the centre of the town it is a Grade I architecturally listed building.
– Castlesteads: An ancient promontory fort and scheduled monument.
– The East Lancashire Railway: A heritage railway which runs from the town to Heywood, Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall. Based at Bury Bolton Street railway station.

On the transport front and apart from the Metrolink to Manchester city centre, Bury enjoys good and frequent train and bus links to the surrounding region and links to Manchester International Airport as well as the national bus and rail network.

Education opportunities abound with, in particular, the following;

– Bury College: Formerly Bury Technical College and Peel Sixth Form College.
– Bury Grammar School: It has existed since the 1634.
– Holy Cross College: Formerly Bury Convent Grammar School. In 2008 it was named 2nd in the country.

High schools located in the area include;
– St Gabriel’s RC High School.
– Woodhey High School.
– Tottington High School.
– Broad Oak High School.
– Bury Church of England High School.
– Bury Grammar School (Independent).
– Derby High School.
– Elton High School.

Other places to live in Greater Manchester

Whilst this page focuses on Bury, why not take a look at some of the other places to live in Greater Manchester.

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