A picturesquemarket town built on a strong wool trade, today it is still full of character and has a bustling and lively community. The Market Cross is the centre piece of the town, with the weekly farmers market taking place here with local produce and crafts. There are plenty of traditional pubs and cosy cafes to choose from throughout the town.
Visitors can explore the narrow medieval streets and many historic buildings including Tudor shop fronts and cottages. The Wymondham Heritage Museum has fascinating displays of the life and times of the market town; this building itself in its past has also been a prison, police station and magistrate’s court.
The abbey is over 900 years old and the twin belfrys tower above the town, over the years there have been addtions to the abbey such as the 18th century organ and the beamed roof carved with hundreds of angels. The local train station is ideal for a day trip to Norwich, and has a station themed restaurant.
Also in the local area is the St Georges Distillery where tours are run of the whisky distillery and barrel warehouse. Banham Zoo has over 50 acres of gardens and nature trails, there are hundreds of exotic animals, reptiles and birds of prey. They have an education centre about their conservation projects, art gallery with gift shop and play area for children.