30 Nov

Rich history in the town of Thetford

Rich history in the town of Thetford

Thetford is a historical market town which is located in the Breckland area of Norfolk, between London and Norwich. The small town is known for being steeped in history.

One of the most inviting aspects for people who are looking to relocate and may choose to live in property for sale in Thetford is its connections to the big cities through its road network. This means that people can live in the relatively peaceful small market town, enjoying an almost rural lifestyle, while still working in the big city.

The town is situated just off the A11 road, thanks to a bypass which took the main traffic away from Thetford itself. It is located just 28 miles from Norwich, and 86 miles from London, making both accessible for people who work in the city.

Thetford Railway Station is also key to the town's links as trains canbe used from there to reach Liverpool and Cambridge, as well as a regular service to London King's Cross.

Historically, Thetford also has a lot to offer in terms of fact and fiction.For example, it is the birthplace and one time hometown of Thomas Paine, one of the founding fathers of the US. A statue of him holding his book, Rights of Man, stands in the town.

Thetford was also the site of much of the filming for popular BBC sitcom Dad's Army, and the flint based buildings of the town made up the fictional town of Walmington-On-Sea. A statue of the show's star Arthur Lowe sitting on a park bench was also erected in the town.

So, for people looking to live in attractive, historic market town while also still having the nearby large cities, Thetford in Norfolk is a very viable option.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801226121-ADNFCR

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