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Tel code: 01953 | code search
Postcode: NR17 | code search
Population: 10000
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Griffin Hotel
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Griffin Hotel
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Attleborough, roughly halfway between Norwich and Thetford, is in the unique Breckland area. This is a land of sandy heaths, with scattered pockets of indigenous pines and larger areas covered with hardy gorse bushes and tall grass. The town had a population of 9,702 as of the 2001 census, surprisingly large for a place that all too often is bypassed by those on their way to or from Norwich along the A11. There was a settlement here in Saxon times, much harried by the Danes who eventually came to rule the area until they too were displaced by the Normans after the Conquest. The Mortimer family were given the land by William I, and they remained the Lords of the manor for centuries thereafter, founding the College of the Holy Cross in medieval times. This foundation like so many others was dissolved by Henry VIII, though part of it can still be seen in the form of St Mary’s Church, once a far larger structure. St Mary’s is that happy mixture of styles that is so typical of rural England: Saxon foundations, Norman tower, elements of medieval English, all blending into a comfortable and dignified unit. Of particular note here is the magnificent oaken rood screen, more than 50 feet long and a historical document in its own right, showing the shields of the 24 bishoprics of the era when it was crafted. Attleborough is a market town, granted the right to hold a weekly market in the 13th century, and still exercising that right every Thursday to this day. Sadly the Gaymers Cider works built here in 1896 are long gone, but the town still has plenty of inns old and new to entertain visitors. The town’s most recent claim to worldwide fame was as the home to composer Sir Malcolm Arnold for the last two decades of his life: he wrote the Attleborough Suite, opus 78 of his oeuvre, as a salute to the town, and composed other pieces there including his Divertimento for Wind Octet. Before old age curbed his activities he used to play impromptu pieces at a local hotel, at times accompanying his trumpet playing – held in his left hand – with the piano attacked with his right.

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Graham Wuyts & Co
Paul Harrold
R Kerry

Attraction

Kool Kidz
Old Buckenham Mill
Peter Beales Roses

Caravan Park

Moat Farm Touring Caravan Park & Campsite

Care Home

Brooklyn House Nursing Home

Cottage

Byeways

Dentist

Church Street Dental Surgery
Rookwood Dental Surgery

Doctor

Attleborough Surgeries
Attleborough Surgeries

Estate Agent

Abbotts Estate Agents Ltd
Hambro Countrywide Plc
Living Property
Millbank Estate Agents
Watsons

Market

Attleborough Car Boot
Barns Car Boot

Pub and Bar

Cock Inn
Griffin Hotel
Ox & Plough
Red Lion
The Crown
White Hart

Self-Catering

61 Yew Tree Apartment
MJB Apartments Hailey House

Solicitor

Nicholas Daykin Solicitors

Taxi

Attleborough Taxis
Attleborough Taxis
Grahams Taxis
Norfolk & Beyond
Street Cars

Vet

Old Golfhouse Veterinary Group

Sports Clubs

Attleborough Town (Amateur Football)
Rocklands CC (Cricket)

Shops

ElleBee Ltd
Peter Beales Roses
FW Myhill & Son Ltd

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F W Myhill & Son Ltd
Simon Cattermole - Quality Butchers
Soleman Ltd
Artward
Lloyds Pharmacy

Activities

UK Parachute Services Ltd(Airsports)

Places to Stay near Attleborough

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61 Yew Tree Apartment (0.23 miles)

61 Yew Tree Apartment
61 Yew Tree is our one bedroom Maisonette situated within walking distance to the town centre of Attleborough while still being in a peaceful residential area.

Attleborough is a market town and civil parish in Norfolk, ... More | visit website
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MJB Apartments Hailey House (0.56 miles)

MJB Apartments Hailey House

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The apartment includes:
Fully equipped kitchen, Bathroom, Lounge & Dinning area, Double Bedroom which sleeps two.

8 Hailey House- has just been re-decorated to a casual, modern theme. The apatment has been ... More

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Sherbourne House (0.58 miles)

Sherbourne House

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A privately run Georgian Country house style hotel on the edge of this Norfolk market town.Ideally placed for business or leisure,we offer the discerning guest a relaxed atmosphere, with friendly ... More

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Aldercarr Hall (1.48 miles)

Aldercarr Hall
Build in 1966, Aldercarr Hall is a modern country house which saw extensive development in early 2000. Since the Arpels family acquired Aldercarr Hall the site now incorporates a fully active day and weekend spa ... More | visit website
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Sallowfield Cottage (5.13 miles)

Sallowfield Cottage

Sallowfield Cottage, located in what was once the ancient Wymondham Abbey Deer Park, is set in the beautiful Norfolk countryside near the old market town of Wymondham.

Surrounded by a beautiful English garden with views over ... More | visit website

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Hill House Hotel (5.37 miles)

Hill House Hotel

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Hill House Hotel Wymondham is situated in a very quiet location off the A11, just outside Norwich. Hill House is full of charm, character and ... More

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Wymondham Quality Apartments (5.41 miles)

Wymondham Quality Apartments

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BRAND NEW. We are now operating next door to the Consort hotel this studio apartment. It is an ideal place for those staying that little bit longer so you ... More

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Sunnyside South (6.03 miles)

Sunnyside South

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We are a friendly, family B&B in the quiet village of Forncett End. We are situated just off the B1113 between Wymondham and Long Stratton, approx. 10 miles south of ... More

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The George and Dragon (6.56 miles)

The George and Dragon
The George and Dragon which sits opposite the market square in the thriving South Norfolk village of East Harling has recently reopened after complete refurbishment. Situated just of the A11 (Thetford 15 minutes, Norwich 20mins) ... More | visit website
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Partridge Barn (7.02 miles)

Partridge Barn

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Lovely views over the Tas Valley and a delightful rural setting affording sightings of fox cubs, pheasants and the occasional deer feature at these traditionally restored and ... More

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