The historic market town of Wymondham is located just 9.5 miles south west of Norwich, on the Norwich to Cambridge railway line.
This bustling market town has witnessed a long and fascinating history, including Kett's Rebellion, religious upset, and the devastation caused by the Great Fire of 1615.
Today, the attractive town centre is home to many fascinating buildings, streets and shops. From the magnificent 900 year old Wymondham Abbey and countless picturesque riverside walks, to the 15th century inn, a historic railway and the ever-popular music festival held every year, this historic Norfolk town offers it all; a lively atmosphere, bags of character and plenty to see and do.
When visiting Wymondham, be sure to stop off at the Tourist Information Centre, housed in one of the town's most famous historic buildings, the 17th century Market Cross.
Things to see and do in Wymondham:
- Visit historic Wymondham Abbey, with its hammer-beam roof carved with 200 angels 18th Century organ with Chippendale case and the dramatic gilded altar screen.
- Explore the old Market Cross and Becket's Chapel (now home Of Wymondham Arts Centre), then discover the history of the town at Wymondham Heritage Museum.
- Stop by the historic railway station for something to eat.
- Ride the heritage award-winning Mid-Norfolk Railway from Abbey Halt to Dereham for a day of family fun. Let the kids let off some steam at the indoor play area or the swimming pool, both close to Dereham Station!
Eat, shop, stay
There's plenty on the menu when eating out in Wymondham, with a good choice of world cuisine, cafes, teashops and pubs, including a 15th century inn offering plenty of Old English charm.
Looking for something different? Why not visit the unique Station Bistro at Wymondham's historic mainline railway station.
With its wide selection of day-to-day shops Wymondham has everything you could possibly need - without the crowded car parks and long queues that you would get in a bigger town.The town also has its own Community Bookshop and antique shops too. Every Friday is Market Day, and on the third Saturday of every month, Wymondham Farmer's Market offers a whole manner of delicious local produce and mouth-watering treats – from locally pressed apple juice to traditional Norfolk bangers.
Wymondham has a lively community spirit, with plenty of events to keep visitors entertained. Spanning two weeks in June and July, Wymondham's Annual Music Festival offers a huge range of traditional, classical and contemporary music, with live music playing in the Market Place and plenty of evening concerts, daytime recitals, gigs and workshops taking place all over town.
Coming to App users in the near future (2018) an interactive experience that allows you to walk round Wymondham and experience the town as it would be in medieval times. With both child and adult friendly versions the trails are aimed at giving all the family a good time. To find out more take a look at this EDP article.