Diss, a thriving and picturesque market town which borders a lovely mere has some beautiful timber framed buildings dating from the 16th century, a Grade II listed Corn Hall, now a thriving entertainment venue, and its market and auction take place each Friday.
John Betjeman famously declared to Harold Wilson's wife how it would be 'bliss, to go with you by train to Diss'. This little gem is part of the Cittaslow 'slow city' movement. Diss is also the start of the popular Boudicca Way walking path to Norwich, which goes past the old Roman town of Venta Icenorum.
Nearby are Bressingham Gardens and Steam Museum and the airfield buildings of the 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum at Thorpe Abbotts. On the old coaching route from London to Great Yarmouth, Harleston is an unspoilt, vibrant market town, filled with historic buildings, speciality shops, and bustling market stalls.
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