With a population of around 4,000, Thurston balances plenty to do with a friendly community feel. It’s just 4 miles to the east of historic Bury St Edmunds, has its own train station and is close to the two main roads into the town. This well-served village has got great appeal as a setting for a new home and it’s a lovely place to bring up a family.
It’s easy to get to know people here as the village amenities include the New Green Community Centre, the Cavendish Village Hall, a library and open space with sports facilities. The village has a local butcher, a Co-op, a Post Office and a Vet, and you can socialise at one of the two pubs; the Fox & Hounds or The Victoria. For your weekly shop, there’s a Tesco Superstore on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds, close to the junction between the A134 and the A14.
Thurston is halfway between the A14 Cambridge to Stowmarket road, and the A134 which goes all the way to Great Yarmouth on the coast. Local travel by train and bus is made easy, with hourly services to and from the village. Connecting trains from Bury St Edmunds to Cambridge put you on the mainline route for London.
Going to school
The village is lucky to have a pre-school, a primary school and a Community College. If you have children, all ages are catered for close to home.
Out and about
There’s no shortage of activities nearby for children. Bury St Edmunds is the place to go for the local Cineworld. It’s also got a Museum & Art Gallery, ice skating and roller skating at CurveMotion, and the Planet Laser experience. That’s the rainy days sorted anyway. The Suffolk countryside is truly peaceful and exploring the network of tiny country roads and historic villages on your doorstep is a great adventure too. It only 34 miles to Cambridge for even more history and culture and a special day out.