Once home to the Queen of a Celtic tribe called Iceni, Thetford is a small and historical town known for its vibrant market place. An important part of the crossing along Little Ouse River, Thetford takes its name to the River Thet in Norfolk County. It is home to the tallest motte built by the Normans called Castle Hill, while the Cluniac Priory ruins are also a major landmark in this town. Thetford is also home to the British Trust for Ornithology and is the birthplace of Thomas Paine. The town has a large European influence, particularly Portuguese, which is reflected in its shops and cafés as well as its general character and cultural diversity.
Thetford is a small town with various individual shops and shared offices that are occupied by professional such as accountants, financial advisors, computer repair services and business consultants. You will also find carpenters and furniture makers, marketing consultants, web design firms, and recruitment agencies. Silenster Building Services, Uniex Freight Services and the Keystone Development Trust are noteworthy companies with head offices in Thetford.
Entertainment And Dining Out
You will find a number of entertainment options such as Cineworld, which screens the latest movie releases. Centre Stage is the place to go if you want to enjoy some theatre action in town while Go Ape at Thetford is a theme park for families. For those into adventure sports, the town offers Combat Paintball in the heart of Thetford Forest. Thetford is a great place to eat out with places like Brown’s Kitchen and Farm serving British food fresh prepared using local farm produce. Dine India offers exotic Indian cuisine while Taste of China offers tasty oriental dishes.
Thetford Railway Station is the town’s direct link to the Greater Anglia service while regular and reliable buses and coaches ensure good connectivity via roadways. The town is also along a National Cycle Route, which offers an alternative means of getting about Thetford.