Thetford is a town within the local government district of Breckland, Norfolk, East
Region, England, United Kingdom. It lies on the southern part of Thetford Forest. Its history dates back the Celtic times. The town is popularly known for its historical sites, gastronomy as well as for being the royal residence of the famous Queen of the Iceni, Boudica who lived during the Roman occupation in England.
The prime road A11 primarily serves the town. Bury St. Edmunds
, Fakenham, Gately, Ipswich
are all near Thetford making the town a good place to include in every English road trip plan.
Explore Thetford attractions in your cheap car rentalAncient House Museum
lies within a 14th century timber framed Tudor House that is located at 69 Barton Street, Thetford, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. The museum is famous for its large collection of ancient items as well as its houses connection to Maharajah Duleep Singh, an Indian Prince and the famous writer Thomas Pain. Its architecture, collection of artifacts and flint are just some of its popular displays. Castle Hill
stands approximately eighty feet high from the ground making it the largest of its kind in the country. It is located within Thetford, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. The castle mound is believed to have dated back the year 1066. The site used to home a castle on top of it until the fortress was dismantled around 1173 as per the order of King Henry II. Charles Burrell Museum
can be found at the heart of the town within Minstergate, Thetford, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. The museum honors the life and works of Charles Burrell and his family. Visitors can see the machine tools used for making engines, the engines made by Charles Burrell, engage in several museum organized activities and so much more. Dad's Army Museum
opened in 2007 and is run by a dedicated group of volunteers. The museum celebrates the British sitcom series of the same name and also the Thetford Home Guard and is located in the old fire station in Cage Lane. The museum contains a collection of memorabilia and exhibits as well as a reconstruction of Captain Mainwaring's office. Grimes Graves
lies within Lynford, Thetford, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. The site has abundant rare flora and fauna and a landscape that looks like a grassy part of the moon on earth. The area was excavated sometime in 1870 that lead to the discovery of Neolithic flint mines wherein most of it dates as far as five thousand years back from today. Visitors are welcome to explore one of its excavated shafts for a minimal fee. Grimsthorpe Castle
stands just around 11 miles from Thetford and is located at the Grimsthorpe Estate Office in Bourne, England, United Kingdom. It is a stunning 13th century castle that features different types of architectural style, a large parkland, wide collection of artworks, furniture and even an adventure playground. Visitors are welcome to see its Red Deer Herd, ride hot air balloons and explore its forest park, gardens and the castle itself.