- Downham Market
- King's Lynn
- North Walsham
Swaffham is a pretty market town with many
Georgian buildings scattered around the market place. It is
within 40 minutes drive of Norwich, Sandringham, King’s Lynn, Thetford Forest and the coast, and the Norfolk
Broads are only about an hour away.
The Butter Cross is an interesting feature and is situated in the market place. It was erected in 1783 AD and comprises eight stone columns and a dome featuring a figure of the Goddess Ceres.
On the town sign the legendary ‘Pedlar of Swaffham’, John Chapman, is depicted. Figures of John and his wife are also carved on a bench end that is within the spectacular parish church.
The local history museum has exhibits dating back to the Stone Age and is well worth a visit.
Swaffham market is held every Saturday and includes livestock and an auction.
Tourist attraction in Breckland
Breckland is bursting with entertainment, with so many places to visit. For those seeking peace and tranquility there are magnificent stately homes and halls, all with spectacular gardens. For those with an interest in history, Breckland also has many museums.
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Accommodation in Breckland
Breckland has it all when it comes to accommodation from grand hotels, guest houses and self catering cottages, to motor cruisers, caravans and campsites.
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