This market town has been named as an underrated spot in the country making it well worth a visit this summer. 

The market town of Bury St Edmunds in west Suffolk is worth a spot on must-visit summer bucket lists. 

As a market town there are many areas to explore filled with independent shops, cafes and restaurants as well as some well known brand names in places like the arc shopping centre. 

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Historical landmarks include St Edmundsbury CathedralHistorical landmarks include St Edmundsbury Cathedral (Image: Newsquest)

At the start of the year, Bury St Edmunds was named among the most underrated towns in the UK by travel guide World Atlas which listed some historic sights to visit including the Abbey and the gardens at St Mary's Church. 

The Times also gave the town some recognition as one of the best places to live and focused on the town's floral display. 

The national newspaper said: "About 500 baskets are planted each May and sustainability is an increasing focus: every basket and planter on display in the town is self-watering, and uses a capillary matting system with a water reservoir that enables the plants to absorb water slowly without drying out over summer."

Bury St Edmunds is a dog friendly townBury St Edmunds is a dog-friendly town (Image: Charlotte Bond)

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Bury St Edmunds is also known for being a bit of a hotspot for foodies offering a whole host of different cuisines to try. 

Popular restaurants include Lark, which has often been named one of the best the county has to offer, and Pea Porridge, the only restaurant in Suffolk to have a Michelin Star

James Carn, owner of LarkJames Carn, owner of Lark (Image: Charlotte Bond)

Finally, the town of Bury St Edmunds is friendly for the whole family including four-legged friends. 

Six years ago a scheme was launched in the town to make canine companions feel just as welcome. 

Dog-friendly businesses can be identified with a blue paw print logo in windows.