From a heritage perspective, Thetford is a sleeping giant. Beautifully set on the banks of the Little Ouse and host to an abundance of physical and non-physical heritage assets from across 13 key historic eras, the towns’ rich story remains relatively untold.
The most amazing people have been to Thetford over the last 2,000 years and left their mark; Normans, Vikings, monks, great thinkers, female warriors, Britain’s first black mayor, Kings and Queens, revolutionary engineers, Dad’s Army and today’s multicultural communities. Take a look and enjoy the journey - we think you’ll be surprised… Thetford is a historic market town situated in Breckland near to the A11, which provides links to Norwich, Cambridge and London. The town is also well connected by regular rail services. The town has an incredible historic past
Thetford has a range of shops from large convenience stores to small independent retailers and businesses. In the centre of the town, a traditional market runs on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Thetford Forest is a prime tourist attraction providing entertainment and outdoor activities.