A little bit of history
The name Hellesdon comes from Hægelisdun, meaning 'hill of a man named Hægel'! The spelling having changed to Hailesduna by 1086!
Need to know
JD Wetherspoons has only one outlet outside of the city centre and that happens to be in Hellesdon!
Hellesdon has many established local businesses serving the community. In the heart of Hellesdon is The Bull roundabout, named after the popular pub which has recently changed names to The Chestnut Tree and has become a lovely family pub restaurant serving delicious food and drink including real ales.
Located around the roundabout are a variety of convenient shops which include a local co-op and newsagents, LE Electrical light shop and beauty salon as well as a travel agents, William Hill book makers and Seasons, a popular sandwich shop serving hot and cold food and drinks. Hellesdon is also home to The Whiffler pub restaurant which is the only JD Weatherspoon establishment outside of the city centre.
With two fish and chip shops as well as various other shops, Hellesdon’s local business can cater for all your personal or family needs. It is even home to the largest Asda superstore in Norwich. As if all of this wasn’t enough, the picturesque and historical city of Norwich is just 4 miles away.
There is easy access into Norwich from Hellesdon via Reepham Road or Cromer Road. Each provide several bus stops and a straight run to Aylsham Road which leads to the city centre. There is also convenient access to the ring road which provides access to all sides of Norwich. The NDR (Northern distributor road) is just outside of Hellesdon and provides access to all major transport links including the A47 and the A11 London Road. Hellesdon is also home to Norwich International Airport
THE NAME HELLESDON MEANS 'HILL OF A MAN NAMED HÆGEL'!