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A little village with a big attraction... roar

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14 mins to Attleborough
23 mins to Wymondham
39 mins to Norwich
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A pretty south Norfolk village, Banham is provided by a village green, local shop and post office, as well as a church and public house.


The village is also renowned for Banham Zoo, a private collection of animals which has been open to the public for more than 40 years. It has tigers, giraffes, lemurs, leopards and many more animals.

The market town of Diss is to the south and is approximately 7 miles away. Diss offers a wide range of day to day shopping facilities as well as a market and a main line railway station serving London Liverpool Street.

Attleborough is approximately 6.5 miles to the north west and offers many shopping facilities and a railway station serving Norwich and Cambridge. It is market town situated within the Breckland district and is located between Norwich and Thetford. The town has a range of amenities including four schools, a town hall, shops, coffee shops, bars, restaurants, takeaway restaurants and a doctors. If you are looking for attractions nearby you will find, Melsop Farm Park, Hulabaloos and Combat Paintball and every Thursday you will find the local market, which was established in the town as far back as 1226.

The cathedral city of Norwich, to the north, is approximately 21 miles away and has a beautiful heritage, dynamic nightlife, sophisticated shopping and mouth-watering restaurants. There are also a number of sought after schools and colleges. The River Wensum flows throughout the city and offers boat rides.