Tourist Information in Norfolk
You are here:    UK  >  East England >  Norfolk
Surrounding Area Lincolnshire Surrounding Area Cambridgeshire Surrounding Area Suffolk Map of norfolk

Fakenham Town Information

Use the links on the left to find information and images for the towns and villages throughout Norfolk...

Situated on the babbling River Wensum, this is an interesting market town with a 15th century church and a number of notable Georgian buildings.

Nearby is Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park - one of largest of its kind in the world with over 200 acres of woodland, meadows and waterside walks. A few miles south stands Raynham Hall, former home in the 18th century of Viscount Townshend who invented a unique style of crop rotation, earning him the nickname Turnip Townshend. Meanwhile, East Barsham Manor is a sumptuous, red-bricked Tudor mansion that was once home of the Bee Gees house.

Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park - Photo © Rob Farrow
Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park -
Photo: Rob Farrow CCL