Local Attractions

Things to do and places to visit…

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Swaffham’s fine Georgian buildings are a reminder that this town has long been a commercial centre – reputed to be a one-time favourite of Lord Nelson. Amongst its more famous sons was Howard Carter, the Egyptologist who discovered Tutankhamun, celebrated in the town museum. 

There is a bustling Saturday Market well worth a visit if you stay a weekend with us. 

The church of St Peter and Paul, is one of the finest medieval churches with its magnificent double hammer-beam angel roof and carvings depicting the Pedlar of Swaffham, John Chapman.

Other local attractions, activities and entertainment include Westacre Theatre, Gooderstone Water Gardens,  local gardens (National Garden Scheme), fishing, golf (course in Swaffham plus championship courses locally), walking and bird watching and the Thetford Aboretum.

In nearby Thetford Forest visit Go Ape, Grime's Graves, hire a bike and enjoy horse riding!  

Local attractions…   

  • 0 miles from Oakleigh House - Peter Kingdom's Office!
  • 4 miles from Castle Acre Priory
  • 7 miles from Oxborough Hall - National Trust
  • 15 miles from Royal Sandringham
  • 15 miles from the Norfolk Arena, King’s Lynn
  • 18 miles from Fakenham Racecourse, Fakenham
  • 19 miles from Pensthorpe Wildlife and Gardens
  • 23 miles from the Norfolk Showground, Norwich
  • 27 miles from Snetterton Race Circuit & Market
  • 28 miles from the fine city of Norwich
  • 32 miles from Carrow Road, Home to Norwich City Football Club  




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