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County - Suffolk | Map
Tel code: 01842 | code search
Postcode: IP27 | code search
Population: 8000
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Birthplace of:
Thomas Shadwell
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Folk Customs:
Jankyn Smith's Endowment
John Sayers Dole

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Crown
"I'm a former resident of Brandon Hall. Enjoyed many a night @ the Crown. Good company, good beer. Great place to spend an evening..... Many thanks.

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"Brandon is a Market town surrounded by Forest, in the Breckland area of East Anglia, on the borders of Suffolk and Norfolk, home to eight thousand people. It dates back ..." More

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Brandon is a small town and civil parish in the county of Suffolk. Brandon is located in the Breckland area on the border of Suffolk with Norfolk. There is a USAF air base, Lakenheath, just a mile or so away. From prehistoric times the area was mined for flint as can be seen at Grimes Graves, a large Neolithic flint mining complex. Grimes Graves is in the care of English Heritage and is open to the public. It is possible to descend a 9 metre ladder and explore one of the shafts. This is the only shaft of its kind open to the public in Britain. On the town's doorstep is the High Lodge Forest Centre, popular with cyclists and day trip families. Brandon has a small market every Thursday & Saturday. There are several shops and pubs in the town. The Brandon Heritage Centre on George Street documents the towns once booming flint and fur trades. Brandon Country Park on Bury Road was originally a country house with extensive parkland. It is now a wildlife park open between February and November and the house is a nursing home. Brandon also features a monument to the 7th Armoured Division who trained there prior to D-day.

Attraction

Brandon Country Park
Brandon Heritage Centre
Go Ape!
High Lodge Forest Centre
Lynford Arboretum Forestry Commission
Thetford Forest Park

Classes

Yoga - pureyoga

Dentist

D C & C S Palmer
David A Bambury & Harold Smith

Doctor

Elbourne Surgery
The Surgery

Estate Agent

Chilterns
Corble & Company
Jason Whichelow
Mac Estates

Market

Brandon Market

Pub and Bar

Bell Inn
Brewers Tap
Crown
Duke of Wellington

Five Bells
Flintknappers
Great Eastern Hotel
White Horse Inn

Solicitor

Rudlings & Wakelam
W F Smith & Co

Taxi

Border Cars
M R Carter
Weeting Cars

Sports Clubs

Brandon TC (Tennis)
Brandon Town (Amateur Football)

Shops

Matthews Florist & Garden Centre
P&R Garden Supplies

Activities

Go Ape!(Adventure)
Mr G's Bowling Centre(Bowling)
Lakenheath Clay Target Centre(Shooting)

Places to Stay near Brandon

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Brandon House Hotel (0.68 miles)

Brandon House Hotel

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Brandon House has 37 bedrooms including 12 budget rooms. All the rooms are en-suite with spacious bathrooms, remote control satelite televisions, direct al up phone that is modem compatible,tea and ... More

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Elveden Inn (4.34 miles)

Elveden Inn
Whether you wish to enjoy a relaxing drink with the family, a dining experience full of charm, or a comfortable bed, the Elveden Inn with its warm open fires and family-friendly atmosphere is the perfect ... More | visit website
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Glebe Country House (4.40 miles)

Glebe Country House

The Glebe bed and breakfast is situated mid-way between Cambridge and Norwich. This imposing house stands in its own extensive grounds on the A11 at Elveden, 12 minutes from Newmarket, with easy access and ample parking. Snetterton Race ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Thetford (4.69 miles)

Ideally located within easy reach of the A11 and A14. Local attractions include High Lodge Activity Centre, Breckland Leisure Centre and Waterworld and Thetford Forest Centre Parcs. Conveniently located just 2 miles from Thetford train ... More | visit website
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Crown Hotel (4.96 miles)

Crown Hotel
The Crown Hotel Mundford is situated in the heart of Thetford Forest in Norfolk, offering accommodation and fine dining. Our en-suite rooms extend around the main hotel building, all offering their own individual character, with well ... More | visit website
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Wereham House Hotel (5.45 miles)

Wereham House Hotel

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Andrew and Caroline Blyth welcome their guests into the warm, friendly atmosphere of the family-run Wereham House.
Wereham House is a charming, bay-fronted Victorian/Georgian house located in Thetford town centre in South-West ... More

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Lynford Hall Country House Hotel (5.46 miles)

Lynford Hall Country House Hotel

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A Grade II listed mansion built in the Jacobean style designed by William Burn and constructed between 1857 and 1862. The property extended to 7,718 acres and was renowned as one ... More

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The Bell (5.46 miles)

The Bell

The historic Bell in Thetford has a restaurant serving simple English food, a bar with traditional ales, and comfy en suite rooms.

The Bell was originally a seminary, but under Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries, ... More | visit website

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Magdalen House (6.34 miles)

Magdalen House

Magdalen House is a Georgian property built in 1829 and set in the heart of peaceful countryside in West Norfolk. The old part of the house retains many original features from what were once two ... More | visit website

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The Maples (7.76 miles)

The Maples
The Maples has two double rooms both with luxury en-suite shower rooms. The Walnut room is a large room with a wrought iron king size bed and plenty of storage for all your things. There ... More | visit website

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Battle of Hedgeley Moor - 1464, Robinson Crusoe Published - 1719, Treaty of Amiens Signed - 1802, Crick and Watson discover DNA - 1953
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