The Town of Thetford, in Norfolk, is steeped in history. This picturesque part of East Anglia is one of the most ancient settlement areas in the country and was once the home of Boudicca, the famous Warrior Queen.
Wander through the pedestrianised centre of this pretty Market Town and you will find a variety of specialist shops as well as the usual High Street stores. The market is open two days a week and Thetford also has a good selection of cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels.
Just south of the Town lies Thetford Heath, a fine example of open Breckland grass heath. Managed by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, it is home to a variety of birds and rare plants. In addition, Thetford Forest Park provides the ideal setting for a day out, with a number of recreational activities available, including horse riding, cycling and camping.
As well as outdoor pursuits, Thetford offers a variety of modern indoor leisure facilities. Breckland Leisure Centre has both a competition size pool and a fun leisure pool, which is popular for its flume and relaxing spa. A well-equipped fitness centre is also available, together with a comprehensive range of sports facilities and classes.
There are a number of excellent schools in the area, including a Sixth Form Centre and the private Thetford Grammar School.
Both the Innovation Centre and Enterprise Factory are conveniently placed for staff and visitors being approximately one mile from the A11 and the same distance from the Town Centre. Both are also well situated for access to both Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds.
The main line railway station is a short walk from both the Enterprise Factory and Innovation Centre and provides services to Norwich, Cambridge, London, Peterborough and the Midlands. Bus services stop just outside the Centre and run on the Norwich to Bury St. Edmunds route with stops at Thetford, Attleborough, and Wymondham.
For the international traveller, London Stansted Airport is approximately 55 minutes away by car and Norwich Airport, which provides over 300 worldwide connections, is just 33 miles away.
Area of benefit includes the following civil towns or parishes:
Bardwell, Barnham, Barningham, Barton Mills, Beck Row, Blo’ Norton, Brandon and Brettenham
Bridgham, Cavenham, Coney Weston, Cranwich, Croxton, Dalham, Didlington, Elveden and Eriswell
Euston, Exning, Fakenham Magna, Freckenham, Foulden, Garboldisham and Gazeley
Gooderstone, Harling, Hepworth, Herringswell, Higham, Hockham, Holywell Row and Honington
Hopton, Ickburgh, Icklingham, Ixworth, Ixworth Thorpe, Kenninghall, Kenny Hill and Kentford
Kilverstone, Knettishall, Lakenheath, Lynford, Market Weston, Mildenhall, Moulton and Mundford
Newmarket, North Lopham, Red Lodge, Riddlesworth, Roudham, Santon Downham and Sapiston
Shropham, Snetterton, South Lopham, Stanford, Stanton, Sturston, Thelnetham and Thetford
Tuddenham, Wangford, Weeting with Broomhill,Worlington and Wretham.
(All mileages and times are approximate)