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Location of Thetford: Norfolk (Breckland), Eastern England, Eastern England, UK.

Post Code for Thetford: IP24-26

Thetford Dialling Code: 01842

Thetford Population: 21,588 (2011 Census)

Thetford Ordnance Survey Map Reference: TL8783

Thetford A Travellers Guide - The Ancient Royal Residence of King James and Boudica: Thetford is a compact town that is located among the forest parks that carry its name and is found on the principal A11 route between Cambridge and Norwich. With a population of about 21,588 residents, Thetford is a vibrant market town with a history spanning back about two thousand years.

Boadicea or Boudica, was Queen of the Iceni through marriage to King Prasutagus in the middle of the 1st century AD. Their tribe ruled over the English area we now call East Anglia, their seat of power was in and around the forests of Thetford. From there they carried out sorties upon the Roman invaders until such time as their actions were subdued on orders of the Roman Emperor. Thetford continued to be a significant town following the demise of its Queen and King and it has been constantly populated in some form since this time. In nineteen seventy nine a hoard of treasure was dug up not far from the town that dated back to the 4th century. That array of Celtic pendants, gold finger rings, spoons and additional items is today on display in the London's British Museum and is among the most significant finds in the United Kingdom.

Bridge over the Little Ouse - geograph.org.uk - 1028483Thetford stands on the union of 2 rivers, the River Little Ouse and the Thet after which it was named. It was an essential crossing for travellers wishing to journey into England's eastern regions and the Thet ford crossing was implemented as the title of the town that grew up there to supply the weary and thirsty travellers. In these modern times Thetford still is a favorable stopping point for travellers on the A11 and offers a multitude of coffee shops and eating places to select from if you would like stay away from the fast food outlets and motorway type services that line the roundabouts and service areas of the main Norwich to Cambridge road.

The exquisite stone buildings of the town centre of Thetford include the attractive King's House which was once the royal residence of James the First. The building and its considerable gardens were given to the residents of Thetford by George W. Staniforth (a retired Yorkshire businessman) who desired to ensure there was a place which all towns' people could benefit from. The Town Council use the principal building and the King's House Gardens are open to everybody and tend to be a favourite location for wedding photos in the beautifully designed gardens. A further stunning structure is positioned on White Hart Street in the shape of the Ancient House Museum, it's an early oak-framed Tudor merchant's house that now has on display replicas of the previously mentioned Thetford Treasure Hoard and other displays concerning local history.

Saturdays and Tuesdays are market days in Thetford and the stalls showing their merchandise on the main square entice many hundreds of visitors each week who go there to purchase produce from farmers and other traders. Vehicle parking isn't easy on market days, so make sure that you get there ahead of time to grab your car parking place. The setting of the market has been the same ever since Thetford was accorded its market charter in the 1800s and when gazing around at the Norfolk flint walls and oak framed buildings you can practically be aware of the ancient past of the town around you. If ever you show up on Market Day and require a rest from the spending, why not pop along to the Old Fire Station in Cage Ln for an old fashioned experience. The television comedy, "Dad's Army" was based in the imaginary town of Walmington-On-Sea, however many of the external scenes were filmed in and around the town of Thetford. The Old Fire Station currently is home to the memorable Dad's Army Museum with many exhibits from the TV show additionally it puts on guided tours of Thetford which include an opportunity to sit alongside Captain Mainwaring himself, or in truth the statue of his character that was unveiled in 2007.

When you prefer your recreational time to be a touch more exciting then merely 16 kilometers to the east sits Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit. Here you're able to take part in race days, supercar experiences and test your abilities with both 2 and 4 wheeled cars on the renowned high speed race track. Having a crammed calendar filled with events for real petrol heads, it is usually a brilliant outing and only a few minutes from Thetford.

As a rural location, Thetford experiences some of the darkest skies in the British Isles making it a great pick of setting for stargazing. The Autumn Equinox Festival of Astronomy takes place near Thetford each year and draws lots of amateur and professional astronomers because of the lack of light pollution and easy access from anywhere in the British Isles. Better known as the "Thetford Star Party" it is actually a terrific way to find out about astronomy from professionals and discover the wonder of the Universe.

Accessing Thetford is without question an easy task mainly because it has stood as the portal to Norfolk for centuries. The recent changes to the A11 road to a dual carriageway has meant journeying by automobile or coach easier and faster and Norwich city can be got to in less than thirty minutes and even London, 86 miles (140 kilometers) south is within an acceptable driving distance for a day excursion. Thetford town is accessible by rail and is linked by using a direct service between Norwich and Cambridge as well as providing links to London, Nottingham, Sheffield and Manchester.

The closest airport terminal can be found in Norwich, sixty kilometers to the east of Thetford, alternatively for a superior selection of air routes through Europe and beyond, Stansted Airport is just 50 miles to the south on the M11 and can easily be reached within ninety minutes by an excellent and quick railway service that halts beside the air terminal.

A selection of Thetford streets and roads: Hazel Covert, Nuns' Bridges Road, Gloucester Way, Glebe Close, Melford Bridge Road, Keats Close, Elizabeth Fry Close, Vicarage Road, Hereford Close, Bluebell Close, Canon's Close, Star Lane, Partridge Drive, Salisbury Way, The Wrens, Honeysuckle Close, Goshawk Way, George Road, Nunsgate, Almond Grove, Lambert's, Elm Road, Sundew Close, Woodlark Close, Woodlands Close, Kingsway, Heartsease Road, Tennyson Way, Lodge Way, Dryden Close, Clover Way, Jellicoe Place, St Helens Court, Prior Stephen Way, Spring Walk, Ben Culey Drive, Anna Gurney Close, Stanford Road, Baird Way, Fairfields, Fison Way, St Mary's Court, Fulmerston Road, Hardy Close, Stephenson Way, Boston End, Mother Julian Close, Aspen Close, Millicent Oliver Close, King Street, Kelvin Place.

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Thetford: CrackPots Ceramic Arts Cafe, Congo Rapids Adventure Golf, Pashford Poors Fen, Melsop Farm Park, Weeting Castle, Hulabaloos, Ely Cathedral, Bury Bowl, Wayland Wood, Burwell Museum, Planet Zoom, Stanton Windmill, Pakenham Windmill, Anglia Karting Centre, High Lodge Thetford Forest Centre, Thetford Warren Lodge, Green Britain Centre, Larkwood fishery, Kings House Gardens, Gooderstone Water Gardens & Nature Trail, Breckland Leisure Centre, Fultons Shooting, Playworld - Ocean Adventure, Wyken Vineyard, Dads Army Museum, Go Ape at Thetford Forest, Knettishall Heath Country Park, Santon Downham, Brandon Heritage Centre, Lakenheath Clay Target Centre, Whiterails Livery Yard.

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