South Norfolk
Diss, South Norfolk

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Sailing Boat on the River Waveney

South Norfolk is an historic area full of small traditional towns and villages. It is a perfect place to spend a long, relaxing weekend or take a fun filled family holiday as there is so much going on.

Since Roman times there have been settlements in South Norfolk and serious walkers will no doubt have trodden the long distance footpath named after Queen Boadicea. Boudicca's Way, which starts in the town of Diss and takes a picturesque route, passes through Caister St.Edmund, which was the original site of the main Roman settlement of the area. The 36 miles of wonderful country pathway ends at the City of Norwich. Along the way there are a number of interesting visitor sites to explore including ancient market towns and boating centres each offering a taste of the heritage of South Norfolk.

Diss is a unique market town which is centered on Diss Mere, a lake in the middle of the town. The town itself is a maze of alleyways and walkways which are filled with Victorian and Tudor architecture, intriguing shops and tree lined streets. Cafes and restaurants provide the perfect place to sit and take in the atmosphere of the town whilst enjoying some welcoming hospitality.

Harleston is a very busy market town with a weekly Wednesday market and bustling shopping centre. Sights to look out for are the legendary granite Harleston Stone, which is the subject of great folklore and the ornate clock tower situated in the town...

 

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