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Thetford Area Guide



Thetford in Norfolk is an ancient market town filled to the brim with history and heritage sites, quiet gardens, open parkland and a relaxing riverside. Lying just off the A11 in the Breckland area of Norfolk Thetford is surrounded by the largest low land pine forest in Britain and housing lots of outdoor activities and attractions. Thetford has a selection of individual shops as well as some High Street chains and a small market which is held on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The town has modern developments on most of the edges of the town.

External scenes for Dad’s Army were filmed around the town and the Museum hosts a permanent exhibition commemorating the classic TV show.


Thetford is a market town and civil parish in the Breckland district of Norfolk, England. It is on the A11 road between Norwich and London, just east of Thetford Forest.

Type of sales properties

The town offers a mix of property styles suitable for family homes or first-time buyers.

Type of rental properties

The types of properties usually offered here are often slightly bigger, family properties. The town would suit tenants who would prefer to be a little further from the bases.

Distances (approx.)

16.7/26.8km from RAF Mildenhall

14.9m/23.9km from RAF Lakenheath

16m/25.7km from RAF Feltwell

7.3m/11.7km to Brandon

12.7m/20.4km from Mildenhall Town Centre

13.3m/21.4km to Bury St. Edmunds



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