Diss

Diss (only 21 miles from Norwich and on the London Liverpool Street route to Norwich) is the gateway to the beautiful Waveney Valley which stretches eastwards from this historic market town. 

Diss is blessed with a six-acre mere, take some time to stroll around the waterside and enjoy the wildlife it attracts. The origin of the mere is surrounded by speculation - uncover its secrets and stories in Diss Museum.

Things to see and do in Diss:

  • Explore the fine examples of Georgian architecture throughout the town.
  • Discover the history of the town and its people at the Diss Museum, which is open Wednesday - Saturday (and Sundays in August).
  • Enjoy a leisurely walk or picnic in the gorgeous parkland. Stretch your legs on a 40 mile route along the beautiful Boudicca Way from Diss to Norwich.
  • Enjoy great entertainment at the Corn Hall from music, comedy and family fun to theatre, film and exhibitions
  • History buffs will enjoy the 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum on the former WWII airfield at nearby Thorpe Abbotts.
  • Bressingham Gardens are close by for those who love Dad’s Army, Steam trains, and beautiful gardens. There is also a large garden centre with restaurant.
  • Keep fit at the Fitness Centre or enjoy a round at Diss Golf Club.
  • Let the kids go wild at Monsters, an indoor play and party centre.

Eat, shop, stay

  • Whether you're after coffee and cake, a hearty lunch, an organic feast or a dedicated vegetarian restaurant, Diss has a fantastic selection of eateries.
  • Four courtyards: Cobbs, Norfolk House, Hales and Wills are not to be missed! The layout of the shops in Diss is almost as interesting as the shops themselves, catering to please everyone with plenty to explore and enjoy. 
  • If you love a bargain head to TW Gaze's Salesrooms for antiques and collectables. Their Auction day is every Friday and is often televised!
  • General Market Day is on Friday but on the second Saturday of the month the Farmer's Market comes to town.
  • If you want to make Diss your base, choose between B&Bs, hotels and secluded holiday cottages as well as camping and caravanning.
  • Diss is centrally located for access to the Norfolk Broads, Suffolk costal, and the North Norfolk coast.

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