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Attleborough is a town in Norfolk.


Attleborough is a market town situated between Norwich and Thetford with a population of around 10,000. Although a pleasant town, it caters mainly for residents and most visitors will be there for the surrounding areas. The town is thought to date back to Anglo-Saxon times, the burgh part of the name indicating it was once fortified. for a time the town was rules by the Danes, with powerful Danish families occupying local manors. The town did not thrive under Danish rule and things did not improve until the time of William the Conqueror. In the 1500's the town was largely destroyed by fire.

The town market was thought to have started in the 1200's and is still help today; it now having returned to Queen's Square where it is thought the original markets were held.

Get in[edit]

By road[edit]

The town is sited between Norwich (16 miles) and Thetford (15 miles) on the A11 main road. Minor roads connect the town to nearby villages.

By rail[edit]

Attleborough Railway Station
  • 1 Railway Station, Station Rd, Attleborough, NR17 2AS (Few minutes walk from town centre). Attleborough railway station (Q2093675) on Wikidata Attleborough railway station on Wikipedia

By bus[edit]

konectbus [dead link] 6A (stopping route) and X6 (direct) run between the town and Norwich.

Get around[edit]

Map of Attleborough

The town is small enough to see on foot.


St Mary's Church
Town Sign



Church Street


  • 1 Sainsbury's (Supermarket & Petrol Station), High St, Attleborough, NR17 2EH (Close to town centre), +44 1953 451095. M-Sa 07:00-21:00. Su 10:00-16:00. ATMs.
  • 2 Lidl (Supermarket), Queens Rd, Attlborough, NR17 2AG. M-Sa 08:00-22:00. Sun 10:00-16:00.


  • 3 Barclays Bank, Queens Square, Attleborough, NR17 2AF, +44 345 734 5345. M Tu Th F 09:30-16:30..
  • 4 Nationwide (Bank), Anglia House, Church St, Attleborough, NR17 2AH. M 09:00-16:30. Tu 09:30-16:30. W-F 09:00-16:30. Sa 09:00-12:00.




Stay healthy[edit]

  • 1 Nearest Accident & Emergency: Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital (Casualty or the Emergency Room), Colney Lane, Norwich, NR4 7UY (14 miles NE of town). 24/7.
  • 2 Attleborough Surgeries (GP or Primary Healthcare), Queens Square Surgery, Queens Square, Attleborough, NR17 2AF, +44 1953 453166. M Tu 08:30-18:00. W 08:30-12:00 & 14:00-18:00. Th F 08:30-18:00.
  • 3 John G. Plummer (Dentist), Wymondham Medical Centre, Post Mill Close, Wymondham, NR18 0RF (7 miles NE of town.), +44 1953 601501, . M 08:30–17:30. Tu–F 08:30–17:00.. There are a couple of dental surgeries in the town but they either don't provide emergency treatment, have (very) limited hours or don't publish practice information.
  • 4 Lloyds (Pharmacy), Queens Square, Attleborough, NR17 2AF, +44 1953 452288. M-F 08:00-18:00. Sa 09:00-17:00.


  • 5 Post Office, High St, Attleborough, NR17 2BS.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Attleborough
NewmarketThetford  SW UK road A11.svg NE  WymondhamNorwich

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