To the south west is the wonderful Oxburgh
Hall, a National Trust property. Travel north and visit Castle Acre, a Norman settlement. Here the Peddars Way National Trail crosses the picturesque River Nar. Castle Acre has one of the largest and best preserved Cluniac monastic sites in England (English Heritage). Scenes from Stephen Poliakoff’s film ‘Glorious 39’ were shot here. Swaffham has featured in other dramas such as Dad’s Army, Love on a Branch Line, Hello Hello and, most recently, Kingdom with Stephen Fry, also filmed in Wells-Next-Sea and Burnham Market.
Local attractions, activities and entertainment include Westacre Theatre, Gooderstone Water Gardens, the Iceni Village, wild life and nature reserves, local gardens (National Garden Scheme), fishing, golf (Swaffham), walking and bird watching. In nearby Thetford Forest visit Go Ape, Grime's Graves, hire a bike and enjoy horse riding,
Swaffham is a great base to explore Norfolk and Suffolk, including the North Norfolk Coast, the Norfolk Broads and Norwich. Only 2 hours from London by train, with good links to the 2012 Olympic Park.