Well known for it’s two large wind turbines and market place featuring the butter cross built in 1783 by the Earl of Orford, Swaffham is a classic example of a Norfolk market town.
How to get to Swaffham from Cromer
By car, take the A148 towards Fakenham and King’s Lynn. After about 10 miles, you will come to a roundabout in Holt – take the third exit, continuing on the A148. 12 miles later, you will reach Fakenham (well worth a visit if you have time) – to take the bypass continue straight (A148 signposted for King’s Lynn) on at the first roundabout you come to. Continue on the A148 until you reach another roundabout – take the second exit here (straight on, A1065). This road will take you through picturesque Norfolk villages such as Hempton, East Raynham and South Raynham. After approximately 10 miles, you may notice the ruins of Castle Acre Castle on your right. Keep on this road, passing under a flyover, and you will arrive in Swaffham town centre.
Two large wind turbines, owned an operated by the green energy company, Ecotricity, can be found in Swaffham along with a new range of several other turbines. The turbines are regarded by many as a local landmark, and on a days of good visibility can be seen from as distant places as Elgar’s Wood in West Rudham and Knights Hill in Kings Lynn.
To see more of what Swaffham has in store, please visit our Swaffham website.