Area guides



Where tradition meets tranquility

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11 mins to Attleborough
22 mins to Norwich
28 mins to Dereham
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Nestled in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, Wymondham is a hidden gem which effortlessly blends rich history with modern charm.


This delightful town, with its medieval architecture and vibrant community, offers a perfect tonic for someone looking for an escape from a busier city life, but still wanting to be within a well-connected location.

Step back in time as you explore Wymondham’s historic streets. Begin your journey at a landmark of the town - The Market Cross. This Grade I listed building which was built in 1617-18 after the Great Fire of Wymondham destroyed the previous market cross in 1615. Wander the rest of the ancient marketplace, where you’ll find quaint shops, boutiques, and cosy cafés nestled in centuries-old buildings. Don’t miss out on exploring the town’s fascinating past through exhibits and artefacts at the Heritage Museum, a chance to cover more than 400 years of history.

The iconic Wymondham Abbey, a magnificent 12th-century church with stunning architecture and serene gardens, with more than 900 years of history. Open to the public for visitors, it is a popular venue for weddings and concerts, and is often seen as one of the most important historic buildings in Norfolk.

Indulge in the delectable local cuisine that Wymondham has to offer. Start your day with a tasty treat from a quaint independent cafe, with both the Mad Hatters Tea Shop and Wymodnham Windmill serving up some delights. For lunch and dinner, explore the town’s pubs and restaurants which serve up traditional dishes, such as Station Bistro, or try a flavour from around the world at the SathuDee Thai Restaurant.

For nature enthusiasts, Wymondham offers an array of scenic walks and nature reserves. Head to Kett’s Park for a leisurely stroll, a picnic by the pond, or a game of tennis. The Tiffey Trail is perfect for cycling, offering beautiful views of the River Tiffey and the surrounding countryside. Don’t forget to visit the nature reserve, a peaceful haven for birdwatching, butterflies, and tranquil walks.

Add vibrancy to your day with the arts and cultural scene. Check out the Wymondham Arts Centre which is housed in a restored medieval church and hosts a variety of art exhibitions, performances, and workshops throughout the year.

Keeping its townsfolk well-connected, Wymondham is on the A11 road, which links Norwich and London, and it is also served by a railway station, which provides connections to Norwich, Cambridge, and London.