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Pining for open spaces?

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8 mins to Thetford Forest
23 mins to Watton
50 mins to Norwich
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The sought-after market town of Thetford benefits from its well connected transport links, with trains twice hourly to Norwich and London and hourly to Cambridge and Peterborough.


Its location by the A11 means Norwich is just 25 miles way by car and Bury St Edmunds just 15 miles, while the dual carriageway all the way to the A14 means Newmarket and Cambridge are an easy commute.

There is an excellent range of facilities and good schools, a twice weekly market and Thetford Forest is just minutes away which is a haven for wildlife and offers endless miles of walks, activities including Go Ape, and picnic areas. It is also a popular location for performances by international music acts.

The ancient city of Norwich has been home to writers, radicals and fiercely independent spirits for over a thousand years, and today continues in its legacy as an enclave of culture and creativity. It’s perfectly preserved medieval streets are home to a thriving community of small businesses, a vibrant food scene and an established arts culture. It is also a gateway to a county that continues to inspire people with its unspoilt landscapes, open spaces and big skies.

Named as one of the best places to live in 2021, Norwich lies approximately 20 miles from the coast at the confluence of the River Yare and the River Wensum, the latter still bending its way through the heart of the city. In the 11th Century, Norwich was the second largest city in the country, and today is still the UK’s most complete medieval city. Strolling through the historic cobbled streets of Elm Hill, whatever the season, the Tudor architecture retains its character and beauty. Laced with merchant’s houses, thatching, individual homes, speciality shops and small cafes, you’ll be led toward the 1,000-year-old Norwich Cathedral.