Local Villages and Towns

Old Buckenham

Old Buckenham is a thriving community of approximately 1000 people situated roughly 15 miles south west of Norwich, Norfolk. Reputed to have the largest village green in Britain, 40 acres with duck ponds and playing fields and the venue for many events 'on the green'.

The village dates back to the Norman invasion when William D'Albini, a follower of William the Conqueror, was given land for being Butler to the Kings and their coronations. Remains of his castle lie about 1 mile to the north east of the village.

Also to the north east of the village is the busy Old Buckenham airfield built in 1942/1943 as a bomber base, it was home to the 453rd bomb group, from December 1943 to May 1945 during which the group flew 259 missions over enemy territory in B24 liberators.

All Saints Church in Old Buckenham is one of only six in Norfolk that boast an octagonal tower which dates back to about 1300.

Old Buckham itself houses a thriving pub - The Ox and Plough which sits on the green - a village shop and a post office. 

New Buckenham

Our neighbouring village New Buckenham is also a thriving community with a highly sought after pub/restaurant 'The Kings Head' and 'The inn on the Green' restaurant for a more fine dining experience - as well as a café and a village shop. 

New Buckenham is an historic market town, now effectively a village, surrounded by mixed farmland. Of particular interest and linked to its long history is the layout of streets in a near orthogonal medieval grid pattern.

A great local gem is New Buckenham castle. The keys to this privately owned castle can be picked up from the local shop, just on the main road through the village and about 5 min walk from the castle. A small donation is asked for and this goes towards the upkeep of the castle, just so it doesn't get completely overgrown - a very special place to visit.


 - Market

 - Sainsburys/Lidl

 - Independent stores

 - Cafe


 - Market

 - Morrisons/Waitrose/Lidl

 - Independent stores

 - Abbey

 - Green Dragon (Medieval?) Pub

 - River


 - Market

 - Tesco/Aldi/Morrisons

 - Independent stores

 - Play park

 - Duck lake