Bury is the northernmost district in Greater Manchester. The borough comprises six towns – Bury, Radcliffe, Ramsbottom, Tottington, Whitefield and Prestwich – ranging from busy urban centres to picturesque rural locations.
It is home to the famous Bury Market, which attracts millions of visitors a year, and tourist attractions including the East Lancashire Railway. The town centre has recently benefitted from major investment including the £350 million retail, housing and leisure development on The Rock, a new Premier Inn, Fusilier Museum and Transport Museum.
Bury is also known for its top quality schools and ‘outstanding’ colleges, and enjoys excellent transport links to the motorways and the Metrolink. All of its main parks are Green Flag accredited, and the town has won North West in Bloom awards for a decade.
Home to Bury FC, the town’s famous sportsmen include Gary and Philip Neville, and world champion boxer Scott Quigg. Bury’s most famous son is historically Sir Robert Peel, but its most recent well-known faces include Oscar-winning film director Danny Boyle and the rock band Elbow.