Wymondham is a charming market town that, despite the Great Fire in 1615, still retains a wealth of historic buildings. Set against the gentle slopes of the Tiffey Valley, the imposing twin towers of Wymondham Abbey, dating back to 1107, dominates the skyline. The Abbey’s colourful history includes stories of misbehaving monks, secret passages and it was the subject of a feud between the Priory and the town lasting hundreds of years. The narrow medieval streets set the scene for Norfolk Rising of 1549 and the famous Norfolk hero - Robert Kett. The imposing Market Cross built in 1617 now houses the tourist information centre. Website
It was once famous for its cider works (depicted on the town sign) and for producing turkeys, which used to make the journey to the London markets on foot. The small shopping centre is set around an attractive green, while the parish church was once the centre of a much larger building, whose remains can be seen. Thursday is Attleborough’s market day. Website
A busy rural centre with an unusual clock tower dated 1679. The wide High Street has late 18th and 19th century houses offering many family-run shops. Watton has the only church in the country that is wider than it is long. To the south is Wayland Wood, which is connected to the famous story of the ´Babes in the Wood´. This is depicted on the town sign. Market day is Wednesday and a farmers’ market is held on the first Saturday of every month.