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Brecks Towns

Thriving market towns, steeped in history are found throughout the Brecks.


Swaffham is an attractive, family friendly market town which sits at the very northern point of the Brecks. Fine Georgian buildings stand as a reminder of the town’s long history of commerce, with lively markets that continue to this day.

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Brandon is a truly historic area, with activity stretching back to the Stone Age. The town grew up around the site of an ancient ford across the Little Ouse River.

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Attractive medieval market town, famed for the Mildenhall treasure.

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Normans, Vikings, monks, female warriors and Dad’s Army – they’ve all visited and left their mark on Thetford. This ancient market town is brimming with history and heritage, as well as plenty of gardens, parks and riverside spots for you to relax in.

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Watton is a small town, steeped in character. The town sign commemorates its place in folk law as the scene of the original ‘Babes in the Wood’.

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