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in the county of Norfolk

About Cockley Cley

Fascinating village to the south of Swaffam. Cockley Cley is famous for its beautiful reconstruction of a village once lived in by the Iceni tribe at the time of Queen Boudicca. It is a faithful reproduction, complete with chariot house, watch towers, drawbridge, long house and snake pit. Said to be on the site of an original Iceni village, there is evidence of a settlement here from over 2,000 years ago.

Other interesting features of Cockley Cley include the ruins of St.Mary's church which date from 628AD. The small church of All Saints and the village also has a pub called - The Twenty Church Wardens. A pretty village green makes a delightful spot to sit and ponder for a while and there are interesting farm buildings scattered around the area, some dating back to the 17th-century.

Fortunate to be set amid beautiful open countryside, Cockley Cley with the little River Gadder flowing on the outskirts, provides a haven for wildlife. In spring the hedgerows are bursting with tender plants and delicate wild flowers and a host of tiny creatures of the wild.

This is a lovely region where the air is often pungent with the aroma of Lavender which grows in great abundance throughout Norfolk - Norfolk Lavender is now as famous as the Lavender of Provence, to me, if anything, Norfolk Lavender is more colourful and more fragrant. Just another reason to take time exploring Norfolk and picturesque Cockley Cley.

Places to visit include: Dereham Museum, Houghton Hall, the lovely market town Swaffam, Iceni Village, River Gadder and All Saint's Church, Cockley Cley.

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Castle Acre (37 Pictures) in the county of Norfolk

(7.3 miles, 11.7 km, direction N of Cockley Cley)

This lovely village is found on the old Peddlers Way which joined Holme-next-the-Sea to the Roman garrison at Colchester...

St Andrews Church a Ruin, at Roudham, Norfolk

Roudham (1 Pictures) in the county of Norfolk

(14.9 miles, 24.0 km, direction SE of Cockley Cley)

This is a delightful village set in the famous Brecks. It is a lovely place for country lovers, offering miles of attractive country walks...

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Castle Rising (44 Pictures) in the county of Norfolk

(15.1 miles, 24.3 km, direction NW of Cockley Cley)

The sea has long since withdrawn from this one-time port, but the superb Norman castle built to protect it still stands...

Sandringham House, Norfolk

Sandringham (27 Pictures) in the county of Norfolk

(16.1 miles, 25.9 km, direction N of Cockley Cley)

Enchanting estate of over 7,000 acres of breath-taking countryside surrounding a magnificent house which has been the home of four generation of British Sovereigns since it was bought in 1862 for the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VII...

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Dersingham (5 Pictures) in the county of Norfolk

(17.2 miles, 27.8 km, direction N of Cockley Cley)

On approach to Dersingham by-passing lovely lavender fields, visitors could easily imagine they were driving through the abundant lavender lands of southern France, but this is.....

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This is the Saxon Church in the village of Cockley Cley, Norfolk

Iceni Village & Museum (14 Pictures)

(0.3 miles, 0.5 km)

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Oxburgh Hall & Garden (54 Pictures)

(3.4 miles, 5.4 km, direction SW)

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Castle Acre Priory (49 Pictures)

(6.9 miles, 11.1 km, direction N)

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Brandon Country Park (2 Pictures)

(12.2 miles, 19.7 km, direction S)


Bishop Bonner's Cottage, Dereham, Norfolk

Bishop Bonner's Cottage (1 Pictures)

(14.0 miles, 22.5 km, direction NE)


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Tales of the Old Gaol House (2 Pictures)

(14.4 miles, 23.2 km, direction NW)


Castle Rising Castle

Castle Rising Castle (30 Pictures)

(14.7 miles, 23.6 km, direction NW)

Normally known simply as Castle Rising, the castle has for centuries dominated the quiet village where it stands in a large area.....

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