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Watton Country Market
"this is a very friendly market with a nice atmosphere, nice selection of goods on sale and open 8pm - 2.30pm every wednesday throughout the year

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The Hare & Barrel Hotel
"This hotel is really a 'pub' with rooms. The rooms need a bit of TLC the furniture is covered in paper which in places is peeling off. The en suite was ..." More

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On the A1075 that meanders through the woods and heaths of Breckland, roughly halfway between Thetford and Dereham, stands the pretty little market town of Watton. There have been markets here since the town was granted a charter in 1202, much to the annoyance of neighbouring Saham, with which a rivalry is still said to exist (the two settlements even came to blows over the matter in 1375). Watton then did a good trade in wool and cloth, and was also an agricultural centre noted for its butter. Today, as well as the Wednesday market there is a farmers’ market on the first Saturday of the month. Watton, or Wadetuna, is mentioned in the Domesday Book as having a church and a manor house. The present church of St Mary, situated for some reason half a mile beyond the centre of the town, largely dates from the 12th century, an eight sided belfry atop its Norman tower being the structure’s most noticeable feature, although the lovely avenue of limes leading to it may stir the heart more. Another tower is perhaps Watton’s most interesting architectural treasure, the impressive clock tower built in 1679 (although the present clock was installed in 1827), purportedly to house a fire warning bell after the Great Fire of Watton earlier that decade had razed much of the town to the ground. Visitors will notice the two children on the town sign in front of the clock tower – they are the babes in the wood of folk tale and pantomime, for that story is based on the suspicious death of 11 year old Thomas de Grey from Griston Hall, a short distance from Watton.

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The Olde Windmill Inn
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Watton Country Market

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Kings Arms
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The Willow House


Watton Junior School


Fairway Lodge
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Greenland Houchen


Breckland Taxis Watton Ltd
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White Horse Inn (1.41 miles)

White Horse Inn

The White Horse is ideally situated for touring the Yorkshire wolds and East Yorkshire coastline. Situated by the village green and duck pond of Hutton Cranswick, 3 miles from the market town of Driffield and ... More | visit website

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Fimber Gate Bed and Breakfast (4.61 miles)

Fimber Gate Bed and Breakfast

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A former railway gatekeeper's cottage, this single storey accommodation enjoys rural views of the Yorkshire Wolds. It has recently been extended and fully updated to give a comfortable and relaxing ... More

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Holme Wold Farm (4.67 miles)

Holme Wold Farm
Holme Wold Cottage is a 4 star Gold Cottage located on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds on our working arable farm. The farmstead is a peaceful location ideally suited for exploring East Yorkshire including ... More | visit website
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Burton Lodge Hotel (6.11 miles)

Burton Lodge Hotel

Burton Lodge Hotel is set in 2 acres of attractive grounds and gardens at the southern edge of the village of Brandesburton in rural East Yorkshire adjoining a golf club.

A charming family run hotel, the ... More | visit website

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Whites Restaurant & Whites Overnight (6.32 miles)

Set in the heart of the beautiful market town of Beverley Whites Restaurant and Whites Overnight offer fine dining and boutique rooms that will be sure to impress. The restaurant owned and run by passionate ... More | visit website
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New Inn (6.32 miles)

New Inn
Are you looking for bed and breakfast accommodation, where you will receive a warm and friendly welcome? Do you wish to experience first class hospitality and home cooked food in a village setting? Well look ... More | visit website
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The Forge (6.33 miles)

The Forge

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Amidst acres of peaceful countryside, the immaculate conversion of a group of mellow brick barns at High Farm has created seven properties with beautifully designed, spacious and ... More

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Kings Head Hotel (6.59 miles)

Kings Head Hotel

The King’s Head Hotel is situated in Beverley and offers unique hotel accommodation in the centre of this historic town, with spacious and beautifully decorated rooms and personal service. The period building hides a contemporary ... More | visit website

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Number One (6.60 miles)

Number One
A warm welcome awaits you in this interesting family house, situated in a conservation area just a few moments from Beverley's charming historic market town centre. We offer delicious home cooking and our guests are ... More | visit website

Best Western Lairgate Hotel (6.61 miles)

Best Western Lairgate Hotel

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Beverley is a remarkable architectural gem; where else the fabulous medieval St. Mary's, the truly majestic Beverley Minster and more! Set in the centre of this market town ... More

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