Dereham, also known as East Dereham, is a town and civil parish in the Breckland District and English county of Norfolk. It is situated on the A47 road, about 15 miles west of the city of Norwich and 25 miles east of King’s Lynn.
Dereham, a stone’s throw off the A47 trunk road is a gateway to all Norfolk has to offer – beautiful countryside, wonderful beaches, the Broads, beckoning pubs and friendly accommodation.
At the same time Dereham has its own attractions with its modern and expanding shopping centre and a magnificent pool and leisure complex. Dereham is a great shopping centre with free town centre car parks and good public transport links. Markets are held on Tuesdays and Fridays in the Market Place.
There are many reasons to stop off and stay a while in Dereham. Its many local attractions are within walking distance of the town centre. Bishop Bonner’s Cottage Museum is a trove of local history and the story of St Withburga will appeal to all with a visit to Withburga’s Well.
Rail and steam enthusiasts can admire the rolling stock and ride on vintage trains at the Dereham Station, operated by the Mid-Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust. And just a short walk away, Dereham Windmill features a holographic miller and cosy tea rooms. Dereham Memorial Hall has a very varied programme of shows and events all year round. See www.AboutDereham.org for more information.