Pansthorne B&B

Modern Service in a Country Setting

A glimpse of what East Anglia has to offer visitors! 

You will find the following near by, use the links for further information (links open a new tab)

  • Using footpaths you can walk, or in the car drive to Redgrave & Lopham Fen.  Source of the Waveney and Little Ouse rivers and home to the Raft spider.  Plenty of walking routes and wildlife spotting opportunities

  • Bressingham Steam Museum & Gardens - train rides, gardens to wander around and "Dads Army" exhibition

  • Diss market town (4 miles) with a local museum, independent shops and amenities.

  • Banham Zoo - over 1000 animals in 35 acres of parkland.  Big cats, giraffes, small primates, often a number of new born or young animals.  Next door to the Zoo large Sunday boot fair

  • St George's Distillery, the only whisky distillery in England

  • Only 7 miles away Snetterton Race Circuit, super bikes, touring cars and classic sports car championships all taking place this year, plus many other events

  • Thornham Walks offers 12 miles of way marked walks including a route that has a surfaced path suitable for push chairs and wheelchairs

  • 19 miles to Thetford Forest. High Lodge visitors centre which has extensive walking and cycle rides (cycle hire available locally and at High Lodge) and Go Ape for over 10s to climb and swing through the trees.  There is also walking and cycling opportunities at Brandon Country Park a little further (24 miles from us) but still part of Thetford Forest

Cycling Pedders Way Start Point

4 Star B&B LogoPansthorne Farm
Redgrave Road
South Lopham

near Diss

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The villages of North and South Lopham (The Lophams) have a history of high quality linen making, dating back 300 years and it's linen was supplied to Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.  South Lopham is centrally placed for exploring East Anglia. Norwich (30 miles), Thetford (10 miles) and Bury St Edmunds (17 miles).

For more serious walkers, the prehistoric Peddars Way starts at nearby Knettishall Heath Country Park and runs all the way to the North Norfolk coast.

For a day by the sea, Southwold (35 miles), Great Yarmouth (45 miles) and Lowestoft (39 miles) all within easy reach, as is the Norfolk Broads.