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Telephone code: 01842
Postcode: IP27
Population: 8000
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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 to prehistoric times, and was renowned for it's mining of flint, and rabbit fur. There is a delightful market on Fridays and Saturdays, and a collection of interesting shops that will lighten any purse, or get back to Nature with a visit to Brandon Country Park which covers 32 acres of stunning grounds and woodland, or rest a spell by the lake, if that not enough High lodge Forest Park has woodland trails, and beautiful scenery, or for wildlife and an invitation to adopt a rabbit Weeting Heath National Nature Reserve has it all. Romantic ruins are waiting at Medieval Weeting Castle, or for spectacular architecture it has to be Ely Cathedral which commands the skyline, inside will unveil the majestic Octagonal Lantern. Oliver Cromwell's house is around the corner and shows what life was like in the 17th Century. Or reverse time further with a visit to Brandon Heritage Centre. West Stow Anglo Saxon Village is spectacular, and for Brave Hearts Grimes Graves is an amazing Neolithic Flint Mine, where it's possible to descend deep into one of the pits.

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