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About Thetford

Thetford near Anglia House Business centreThetford near Anglia House Business centreAnglia House Business Centre is situated in the town of Thetford which is situated in the Breckland District and covers an area of 1,305 square kilometres and is one of the largest rural districts in England. Breckland is centred around the five market towns of Attleborough, Dereham, Swaffham, Thetford and Watton. Thetford is conveniently located on the A11 road between Norwich and London and at a junction of access roads, with King’s Lynn and Norfolk to the north and Cambridge and Ipswich to the south, each about 30 to 35 miles away. With improved rail links to Norwich, Cambridge, London and the Midlands; London Stansted and Norwich in such close proximity, Thetford is the perfect hub for commuters and residents alike.

There are a number of hotels and guest houses in and around Thetford, some that have been recommended by delegates at events held at Anglia House Business Centre are shown on our accommodation page here


Thetford has a wonderful mix of industry, history, heritage sites and is the location of Britain’s largest lowland pine forest. There is a wealth of museums to visit, including ‘Ancient House – Museum of Thetford Life’, ‘Charles Burrell Steam Museum’, and ‘Dad’s Army Museum’, and Thetford Forest is ideal for walking, cycling, riding and action-packed adventure days! For more information on attractions in and around Thetford visit our attractions page here.


Thetford has a population of over 21,000.


Breckland is one of the fastest growing areas in England, the population is 128,300 and is estimated to have grown by more than 12% since 1991, compared with a national average of 2.5%. Growth is predicted to increase by at least another 4.9% with a growing number of residents moving to the District mainly from Europe which is not reflected in census data.


Retail, distribution, catering, farming and manufacturing are key economic activities.


Thetford is the industrial engine and historic gateway to the district, situated on the river Thet. There is a wealth of heritage in the town that attracts national and international visitors and it is well known for being the base of the TV series Dad’s Army.