Located in the North of the Brecks, the town has a bustling market place and many attractive Georgian buildings from its commercial wool industry. The beautiful church of St Peter & Paul is an interesting visit, inside are many famous carvings and an ornate angel roof. Another interesting local point of interest is the flint mine of Grime’s Graves. The Swaffham Museum has fascinating displays of the social history of the local area, and Egyptian artefacts linked with Howard Carter who discovered the Tutankhamun tomb. The local golf club is just 2 miles from the town.
The Green Britain Centre has the world’s only windmill which is open to the public, visitors brave enough can climb the 300 steps up to the viewing platform. The venue has its own shop; café and cinema, there are educational tours and activities. The Anglia Karting has two outdoor race tracks and is great for an adrenaline filled day.
The Go Ape forest centre has tree top zip wires, swings and Segway routes through miles of pine forest trails. The Westacre Theatre offers a variety of open air theatre productions, plays and workshops. This area if perfect for walking and visiting the local nature reserves and wildlife parks. The historical sites of Oxburgh Hall and Castle Acre are worth a visit, and Gooderstone Water Gardens has a lovely nature trail and 6 acres of gardens with wildlife hides.