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

Thetford Postcode: IP24-26

Thetford Dialling Code: 01842

Thetford Population: 21,588 (2011 Census)

Ordnance Survey Map Reference for Thetford: TL8783

Thetford Norfolk A Visitors Guide - The Ancient Royal Residence of Boudica and James the First: Thetford is a modest town which is nestled amongst the forest parks which bear its name and it is found on the major A11 highway between Norwich and Cambridge. Having a populace of just under 21,588 residents, it is a bustling market town with a story extending back roughly two thousand years.

Boudica or Boadicea, was Queen of the Iceni through her marriage to King Prasutagus in the middle of the first century. Their tribe, the Iceni, ruled over the English area we now refer to as East Anglia, and the seat of their power was in and around the forests of Thetford. It was from that area that they conducted assaults upon the Romans up until the time their activities were quashed on orders of the Roman Emperor. Thetford continued as a significant town even after the demise of its Queen and King and it has been in continuous occupation in some form since then. In the late 1970s a hoard of treasure was found close to the town that dated back to the Fourth Century AD. The incredible array Celtic pendants, spoons, rings and additional items is now on display in the London's British Museum and is considered amongst the most significant finds in the United Kingdom.

Bridge over the Little Ouse - geograph.org.uk - 1028483The town can be found on the conjunction of 2 rivers, the Little Ouse and the Thet (which it was named after). It was a significant crossing for those journeying into England's eastern regions and the Thet ford crossing was adopted as the name of the town that was built here to cater for the exhausted and thirsty travellers. In these modern times Thetford continues to be being used as a sensible resting point for motorists on the A11 and provides a wide range of cafes and eateries from which to pick if you want to stay away from the fast food outlets and motorway style services found on the roundabouts and service areas of the main road that links Cambridge and Norwich.

The eye-catching stone structures of the town centre of Thetford include for example the enchanting King's House at one time the royal palace of James I. The extensive gardens and the building were awarded to the people of the town by George Wild Staniforth who wished to make sure there was an area which all the towns' people could enjoy. The Town Council use the primary building whilst the King's House Gardens are open to everyone and they are a favourite position for wedding photographs within the brilliantly landscaped gardens. A further impressive structure is found on White Hart Street and called the Ancient House Museum, it is an old oak-framed Tudor merchant's house which now shows replicas of the aforementioned Thetford Treasure and various displays about the local history of Thetford.

Market days are Saturdays and Tuesdays in Thetford and stalls displaying their merchandise on the main square draw several thousand shoppers weekly who come to purchase produce from local farmers and other local market traders. Parking isn't easy on these days, consequently make sure that you turn up ahead of time to grab your parking place. The position of the markets have remained unaltered ever since Thetford was accorded its charter to have a market in the 1800s and as you look around at the flint walls and wooden framed buildings you can pretty much be aware of the history of the town all around you. If ever you stop by on Market Day and want a break from the shops, you should make your way to the Old Fire Station in Cage Lane for an different treat. The TV comedy, "Dad's Army" set in the imaginary town of Walmington-On-Sea, however do you realize that a number of the exterior locations were recorded in and near to Thetford. The Old Fire Station presently houses the excellent Dad's Army Museum with plenty of exhibits from the TV show additionally it runs guided tours of Thetford which include a chance to sit beside Captain Mainwaring, or in fact the statue of his character which was unveiled in 2007.

If you enjoy your recreational time to be a lot more fast-paced then only ten miles to the east lies Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit. At Snetterton it is possible to take part in race days, supercar experiences which will test out your ability with both 2 and 4 wheeled vehicles on the impressive high speed track. Having a packed calendar chock-full of events for true petrol heads, it is usually a brilliant outing and just a short drive from Thetford.

Being a rural area, Thetford experiences some of England's darkest skies which makes it a preferred site for fans of star gazing. Every year, in close proximity to Thetford, the Autumn Equinox Festival of Astronomy is held and draws in many amateur and professional astronomers due to its scarcity of light pollution and simple accessibility from anywhere in the British Isles. Sometimes called the "Thetford Star Party" it really is a good way to learn more about astronomy from professionals and see the wonders of the Universe.

Making your way to Thetford is without question an easy task since it has stood as the gateway to the East of England for 100s of years. The recent changes to the A11 road to a dual carriageway makes travelling by car or coach faster and easier and Norwich can be driven to inside of thirty minutes and even London, eighty six miles (one hundred forty kilometers) south is within a reasonable driving distance for a day trip. Thetford is served by a main line railway station and is linked by using a direct service between Norwich and Cambridge as well as providing routes to Sheffield, Nottingham, Manchester and London.

The handiest airport terminal is in Norwich, 37 miles (60 kms) east, or for yet a superior choice of air routes to Europe and beyond, Stansted Airport is barely fifty miles (eighty kilometers) south down the M11 and can also be reached inside of an hour and a half by an effective and speedy rail service that halts in front of the terminal.

A selection of Thetford streets and roads: York Way, Elm Road, Leyland Close, Bluebell Close, Mother Julian Close, Stearne Close, Kimms Belt, Buckenham Way, Coriander Drive, Claxton Close, Staniforth Road, Earls' Street, Abbeygate, Richard Easter Road, Peter Drive, St Martin's Way, Thomas Paine Avenue, London Road, Nuns' Bridges Road, Speedwell Close, Queensway, St Giles' Lane, Miller's Lane, Boston End, Tottington Close, New England Way, Alder Covert, Primrose Close, Lime Kiln Lane, Sloane Way, Sybil Wheeler Close, Buttercup Close, Glebe Close, Sycamore Covert, Fulmerston Close, Fison Way, Eliot Close, Birch Covert, St Michael's Close, Croxton Road, Ely Way, Castle Street, Grenville Way, New Road, Cunningham Close, Amelia Opie Way, Lavender Court, Canterbury Way, Valerian Rise, Partridge Drive, Autumn Close.

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Thetford: Grimes Graves, West Stow Country Park, Thetford Priory, Fultons Shooting, Kids Play Bury St Edmunds, Sedgeway Equestrian Centre, Scribbles Ceramics, High Lodge Thetford Forest Centre, Stanton Windmill, Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Weeting Castle, Planet Zoom, Mr Gs Bowling Centre, Curious About Ely, Paint Pots, Jumppin Jacks Funhouse, Waterworld and Breckland Leisure Centre, Santon Downham, Playworld - Ocean Adventure, Mildenhall Museum, Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Wangford Warren, Thompson Common, Dads Army Museum, Curve Motion, Burwell Museum, Bury Bowl, Thetford Art Gallery, Go Ape Forest Segway, CrackPots Ceramic Arts Cafe, Kings House Gardens.

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