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Steeped in history with a church that draws visitors from around the country East Harling is a hidden treasure in the heart of Breckland
Where is East Harling?
You can find East Harling on the B1111; it forms a mid-point for the triangle created by Thetford, Attleborough and Diss.
What to see in East Harling
With its celebrated stained-glass windows the church of St Peter and St Paul (above) is a must-see for anyone visiting the town.
It was built in the 13th century and contains the tomb of Sir Robert de Herling, who was one of Henry V's famous Band of Brothers, immortalised in Shakespeare's play.
For centuries East Harling had very close links with the royal family of England.
The de Herling family, who took their name from the town, were closely linked to Henry V and fought at Agincourt.
Later, Lord of the Manor Sir Thomas Lovell went on to become chancellor to Henry VIII.
Unfortunately the town's legendary lamb markets died out early in the 20th Century.
Farmers would flock from all over the region for the markets, which saw thousands of lambs bought and sold and led to the lamb being a symbol on the village sign.