Things to do in Dereham

and further afield...

Dereham and the surrounding area has plenty to offer. Georgian buildings welcome visitors to the High Street which are also dotted around the market place. Market day shoppers can snap up a bargain on a Tuesday or Friday.

Barnham Broom Golf Resort - Norwich

Distance 6.96 miles (11.21 km)

The real beauty of golf at Barnham Broom is the contrasting character of the two courses and the challenges they offer. Take the Valley Course, beautifully designed by Frank Pennink, one of Europe's most respected golf course architects, with abundant water features, blending into the delightful natural landscape. Then there's the Hill Course, another of Frank's designs, although, this time, modified by Donald Steel. As its name suggests, golfers can enjoy fine views over the surrounding countryside, while rising to the challenge posed by constant breezes and carefully placed bunkers guarding the greens.

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Richmond Park Golf Club - Thetford

Distance 9.1 miles (14.65 km)

Situated in the heart of Norfolk, Richmond Park Golf Course provides a delightful setting for the game of golf. Set in 100 acres of parkland, the course incorporates the ever popular charm and challenge of water features, including The River Wissey which winds through the entire 18-hole course. Facilities include a driving range with covered bays, practice putting green and resident teaching professional. The distinctive, colonial style clubhouse extends a very real welcome, offering restaurant facilities and the club bar which overlooks the course. Hot and cold food and drinks are served throughout the day.

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Bawburgh Golf Club - Bawburgh

Distance 10.67 miles (17.16 km)

At Glen Lodge and Bawburgh Golf Club we pride ourselves in the warm welcome and hospitality you will receive during your visit. Situated on the outskirts of Norwich, the easily accessible club is an ideal venue for all your social and golfing requirements. Set in over 120 acres of rolling Norfolk countryside, Glen Lodge, now home to the Bawburgh Golf Club offers the ideal venue for both social and golfing events. The always interesting and often demanding golf course was established in the early seventies, whilst the Scandinavian style Glen Lodge overlooking the eighteenth green was added in the mid-nineties.

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Costessey Park Golf Club - Norwich

Distance 11.21 miles (18.03 km)

Situated on the western outskirts of Norwich, Costessey Park Golf Club occupies some 100 acres of picturesque parkland that was once the site of Costessey Hall. The ruined remains of the belfry tower stand over the 18th fairway, providing an ivy covered testament to the former glory of a once substantial hall. The golf course lies in the gently contoured Tud river valley, providing players with a number of holes that bring the river and man-made lakes into play. Once you have successfully sunk your last putt you can retire to our newly refurbished clubhouse bar and member's lounge, where you can relax with a drink, or choose a meal from our extensive bar and a la carte menus.

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Castle Acre Priory - Norfolk

Distance 10.78 miles (17.35 km)

A pit stop for pilgrims over the centuries, with a recreated herb garden. The delightful village of Castle Acre boasts an extraordinary wealth of history and is a good example of Norman estate planning. Situated on the Peddars Way, Castle Acre was originally built as a fortified town, protected by its own banks, gateways and ditch. While the town provided for the material needs of the occupants of the castle, the Cluniac priory was built to cater for their spiritual requirements. Castle Acre Priory was inspired by the monastery at Cluny in France and was home to a community of monks until 1537, when Henry VIII disbanded all monastic houses. The village stands on the Pilgrim routes to Thetford, Bromholm Priory and Walsingham.

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Dereham Walkers are Welcome

Distance 0.1 miles (0.16 km)

Walking provides health and economic benefits and there are many places to walk in Dereham, some are public streets, some are parks and open spaces. Dereham has 35 public rights of way - paths and tracks which everyone can use by right. Dereham Walkers are Welcome have published six walk-guides which cover most of the countryside paths.

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