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Dereham, also known as East Dereham, a market town, from Saxon times, with a range of shops.

The town was established by Withburga, daughter of a Saxon King, as a religious centre and was a point of pilgrimage. Originally the town was called East Dereham, but recently 'East' has been dropped.

Market on Tuesday and Friday, rest up in the Queen Mother's Garden in the centre of town.

There is a local swimming pool, squash club, and golf course, as well as a refurbished, three screen cinema.

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Tourist Attractions in and near Dereham to Visit



Bishop Bonner's Cottage Discover the history of Dereham.

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse A unique museum, ideal for a family day out.


Out & About

St Withburga's Well A religous site with an interesting history.

Dereham Windmill The last remaining sail windmill in the area.

North Elmham Visit to see the Saxon site.


Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Animal Ark 6.9 miles Great for young children.

Days Out around Dereham.

Go west along the Norfolk coast to Cromer, or travel inland to Fakenham.

Towns Near Dereham To Visit - straight line distance:

Wymondham (10.73 miles) Swaffham (10.79 miles) Fakenham (10.97 miles) Attleborough (11.80 miles)
How to get to Dereham

Dereham Tourist Information Centre

  • Church House
    Church Street
    NR19 1DN
    Tel: 01362 698992
Yaxham Mill
Norwich Road Dereham NR19 1RP

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Greenbanks Hotel Norfolk
Main Road Dereham NR19 2NA

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George Hotel
Swaffham Road Dereham NR19 2AZ

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
MJB Dereham Hill House Hotel
26 Market Place Dereham NR19 2AP

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Holiday Cottages
Sundance Barn
Badley Moor Dereham NR20 3BP
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Little Lodge 2
Bylaugh near Dereham NR20 4RJ
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Little Flint
Little Fransham near Dereham NR19 2JY
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Dereham Weather
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Monday 2nd February
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