Swaffham, a traditional market town, is situated in the English countryside. Visitors will find the town situated about 20 kilometers from King's Lynn. The town is perhaps most well known for being the setting for filming of the television series Kingdom. As a result one of the most popular sights in the area is The Greyhound Inn. The town square, which was featured in the show, is also a popular sight to visit while in town. Visitors will find there is a range of dining opportunities and accommodation options located in Swaffham as well as the nearby area.
The English market town of Swaffham is located within Norfolk County. The town of Swaffham is located about fifty kilometres from Norwich and about twenty kilometres from King's Lynn. The civil parish of Swaffham covers an area of about thirty square kilometres. The town of Swaffham has a population of about six thousand nine hundred and thirty five and this population are divided amongst the three thousand one hundred and thirty households within the town. The town falls within the district that is known as Breckland.
The town of Swaffham was the location for the ITV1 series that was known as Kingdom and the programme starred Stephen Fry. The town was known as Market Shipborough within the series and the public house that was known, as The Startled Duck within the series is actually better known as The Greyhound Inn.
To the east of the town is the A47 road that runs between Birmingham and Great Yarmouth however this road now actually avoids the town since the bypass was built during 1981. The road that is joins Mildenhall and Fakenham is better known as the A1065 and this road passes through the centre of the town before it intersects with the A47 at the junction to the north of the town.
The town has a number of famous people that have lived in the town at some point and these include the writer and actor who are commonly known as Stephen Fry and the author that wrote the "Biggles" books who is known as W.E Johns.