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Thetford Location: Norfolk (Breckland), Eastern England, Eastern England, United Kingdom.

Thetford Post Code: IP24-26

Thetford Dialling Code: 01842

Thetford Population: 21,588 (Census 2011)

Thetford Ordnance Survey Map Reference: TL8783

Thetford East Anglia A Travelers Guide - The Historic Royal Residence of King James and Boudica: Thetford is a modest town that's established amongst the forest parks which carry its name and it is found on the key A11 route between Norwich and Cambridge. Providing homes for a populace of just under 21,588 people, it is a dynamic market town with a heritage going back around 2,000 years.

Boadicea or Boudica, was Queen of the Iceni by her marriage to King Prasutagus in the mid 1st century AD. Their tribe held sway the English area we these days call East Anglia, and the seat of their power was in and around the forests of Thetford. It was from that area that they carried out sorties upon the Romans till the time their antics were terminated on orders of the Roman Emperor. Thetford was still a significant town even after the fall of Boudica and has been in continuous occupation to some measure since then. In 1979 a treasure hoard was discovered not far from the town which had been buried since the Fourth Century AD. The hoard of Celtic pendants, spoons, rings and additional jewellery is presently on permanent display in the British Museum and is deemed among the most important finds in Britain.

Bridge over the Little Ouse - - 1028483The town can be found at the union of two rivers, the Thet after which it was named and the Little Ouse. It was a vital crossing for travellers needing to journey into East Anglia and the Thet ford crossing (ford) was used as the title of the town which grew up here to help cater for the hungry and worn out travellers. In these days the town still is chosen as a suitable resting point for travellers on the A11 offering various restaurants and cafes from which to choose so that you can stay away from the fast food outlets and motorway type services found on the services and roundabouts of the main road that links Cambridge and Norwich.

The beautiful stone buildings in the town centre include the charming King's House which was once the royal palace of King James. The house and its extensive gardens were awarded to the residents of the town by George Wild Staniforth (a retired businessman) who desired to ensure that there was an area which the towns' people could enjoy. The principle building is employed by the Town Council whilst the King's House Gardens are accessible to everyone and are a favourite position for wedding photos amid the tastefully landscaped gardens. One other fine building is set on White Hart St and known as the Ancient House Museum, it is an early oak-framed Tudor merchant's house which now has on display reproductions of the previously mentioned Thetford Treasure Hoard and various displays regarding local history.

Market days are Saturdays and Tuesdays in Thetford and stalls that are showing their goods on the main square draw a large number of visitors every week who visit to inspect fresh produce from farmers and other stallholders. Car parking is scarce on market day, so make sure that you turn up ahead of time to reserve a car parking place. The position of the market has been unaltered ever since the town was awarded its charter to stage a market in the seventeenth century so when gazing around at the flint walls and oak framed buildings you will almost feel the ancient past of the town surrounding you. If ever you pay a visit on Market Day and need a rest from the retail therapy, why don't you pop over to the Old Fire Station in Cage Lane for an different experience. The television comedy show, "Dad's Army" was set in the fictional town of Walmington-On-Sea, however a number of the exterior scenes were recorded in and around the town of Thetford. The Old Fire Station these days is home to the wonderful Dad's Army Museum with numerous exhibits from the TV show additionally it puts on guided tours of the town including the opportunity to sit next to Captain Mainwaring, or actually a statue of his character which was unveiled in 2007.

If you happen to prefer your leisure time to be a little bit more high-octane then merely ten miles to the east is Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit. At Snetterton you could take part in race days, supercar experiences and test out your skills with both two and four wheeled high performance vehicles on the high speed race track. Having a jammed calendar brimming with events for genuine petrol heads, it actually is a superb day out and only a short trip from Thetford.

As a rural locale, Thetford experiences some of the UK's darkest skies that make it an ideal area for star-gazing. Each year, in close proximity to Thetford, the Autumn Equinox Festival of Astronomy is held and is attended by many hundreds of professional and amateur astronomers simply because of its scarcity of light pollution and straightforward access from around the UK. Commonly known as the "Thetford Star Party" this can be a wonderful way to understand more about astronomy from the experts and view the wonders of the Universe in all its glory.

Travelling to the town has usually always been relatively easy since it has stood as the portal to Norfolk for thousands of years. The latest improvements to the A11 road to dual carriageway has made journeying by car or coach quicker and easier and the city of Norwich can be gotten to in just half an hour and even London, eighty six miles (140km kilometers) southwards is still within reasonable driving distances for a day visit. Thetford is served by a main line railway and is linked using a direct service between Cambridge and Norwich in addition to offering routes to Sheffield, Manchester, Nottingham and London.

The nearest airport can be found in Norwich, 60 kilometres (37 miles) east of Thetford, alternatively for yet a more extensive pick of air routes through Europe and beyond, Stansted Airport is barely 50 miles (80 kms) to the south along the M11 motorway and can comfortably be gotten to inside of 1 hour 30 minutes by an effective and rapid railway service that drops off in front of the terminal.

A selection of Thetford streets and roads: Ramsey Close, Williamson Crescent, Richard Easter Road, Star Lane, Vicarage Road, Cunningham Close, Foxglove Road, Saint Helens Way, Highlands, Ford Street, Ethelreda Drive, Hillary Road, Canon's Close, Water Lane, Tanner Street, Monksgate, Raymond Street, Oak Close, Bridge Street, Tennyson Way, Mundford Road, Ripon Way, Rowan Close, Goshawk Way, Yarrow Close, Edinburgh Way, Amelia Opie Way, Woodlands Drive, Croxton Road, Castleford Close, Charlock Road, Saxon Bank, Chervil Walk, Woodruff Road, Guildford Way, Plover Close, Portland Place, Bury Road, Boston End, George Road, Wagtail Way, St Nicholas Street, Elizabeth Watling Close, Whitehart Street, Stephenson Way, Crown House Close, Icknield Close, Boadicea Close, Mackenzie Road, Mother Julian Close, Catherine Howard Close.

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Thetford: Weeting Heath, Go Ape at Thetford Forest, Melsop Farm Park, Wizard Balloons at Nowton Park, Fultons Shooting, Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life, Dads Army Museum, Go Ape Tree Top Junior, Thetford Art Gallery, Waterworld and Breckland Leisure Centre, Thetford Priory, Kids Play Bury St Edmunds, Monsters Ltd Indoor Play Centre, Curve Motion, Ely Spy Mission Treasure Trail, Fun 2 Play, Suffolk Regiment Museum, Bury Bowl, Thetford Forest, West Stow Country Park, Thelnetham Fen, National Dragonfly Project, Wild Tracks, Wangford Warren, Lakenheath Clay Target Centre, Jumppin Jacks Funhouse, Brandon Heritage Centre, Gooderstone Water Gardens & Nature Trail, Bardwell Manor Equestrian Centre, Anglia Karting Centre, National Horse Racing Museum.

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