Making a move to . . . Wymondham
PUBLISHED: 06:05 12 May 2014
With its vibrant town centre, historic abbey and strong sense of community, Wymondham offers something for all ages and is especially good for those with young families.
From period houses full of character to quiet cul-de-sacs of stylish new builds, the choice of property is excellent, whether you want to be in the heart of the town or on the edge with beautiful farmland views.
Walk along the river or follow the old historic lanes to Wymondham’s most famous and influential landmark - the imposing abbey. Founded 900 years ago as a community of Benedictine Monks, the abbey has had a colourful and rich heritage which is reflected in the town.
Today, as well as being the Anglican parish church, it is also a popular venue for concerts and exhibitions, and a fantastic living history resource for schools.
Take a walk down the high street and there are many striking old buildings and lots of wonderful architecture on display giving a hint of Wymondham’s important past.
Today, the market place remains a focal point for the town. There is a fantastic choice of independent shops – from boutiques and book and toy shops to antiques, DIY and homewares – and lots of great pubs, cafes and restaurants. There is also a bustling weekly market selling food and household goods and a monthly farmers’ market selling local produce.
Throughout the year, there is always plenty going on in the town – from regular groups and clubs to one-off festivals and fairs.
Wymondham’s historic railway station, built in 1845, often hosts events and special trips on the Mid Norfolk heritage railway which runs between the town and Dereham.
Whether you are an excited child or a railway or local history enthusiast, there is something special about seeing the wonderful old steam and diesel trains.
It is not hard to understand why so many families are keen to move to Wymondham. As well as the excellent schools, the town boasts great leisure facilities, sports clubs and activities.
The leisure centre has a swimming pool which offers everything from beginners lessons to snorkeling and it also has a climbing wall and weekly roller-skating. Nearby, Ketts Park is a great place to let your children go and let off steam.
And for those who love the fresh air, you won’t be disappointed with the lovely walks leading you around the town and surrounding countryside.
Wymondham really does offer the best of both worlds – a thriving town offering all the amenities you need just a short hop from Norwich, combined with picturesque, peaceful countryside and fascinating heritage.