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Top places to live in Norfolk Wymondham

Wymondham is packed with rich heritage including an Abbey plus a nice selection of shops, eateries and great schools. Part of our Top 200 Places to Live series.


Wymondham (pronounced “WIND-um”) has great road and rail links for those wanting to commute to Norwich or London. Plus it’s home to several Muddy Award winners – best pub, florist, women’s boutique, wine shop, new start-up – just sayin’!


The Muddy Awards just keep on coming for this town, with artisan dough experts Loaf Microbakery taking top spot as Best Start Up 2021. 14th-century Muddy Award-winning pub The Green Dragon is top of the list for pub grub, followed by 2019 best pub nominee The Queens Head. Experience a unique railway dinner at the Station Bistro or spice things up at popular Sathudee Thai. Fancy cakes and pastries in a pretty country setting? Cavick House Farm is our Muddy recommend. And a mere 8 minutes drive away at Spooner Row near Wymondham College, The Boars is a fab gastro pub with a beautiful garden.


More Muddy Award-winners and finalists – must be something in the water! Head to Little Boutique for fashion, accessories and home objects and gorgeous Ragged Robin Florists for lush floral designs. Get top-notch vino at Reno Wines, high-end home furnishings at Jarrold and, for the witches and tarot readers amongst us, we love Elementals Magickal Emporium. And don’t miss the opportunity to pop into lovely community book shop, Ketts Books.


Horrible historians, check out the free Wymtrails App for a tour of the town; nature lovers, explore the Tiffey Valley and spa babes, pop to Imagine Spa. Kids will love the dungeons at Wymondham Heritage Museum and the Mid Norfolk Railway with its themed trips The Polar Express and one for the parents – The Cream Tea train. Speed freaks get adrenaline pumping with the driving experience at nearby Lotus Cars where you can ‘scare yourself sensible’ and more gentle types will adore hanging out with the sweet-faced Muddy Award finalist Wymondham Alpacas. If you’re in need of absolute peace, beautiful 900 year old Wymondham Abbey is a seriously impressive example of spiritual architecture. And breathe.


£274,194. On average, detached properties sell for £339,624, terraced properties £214,214 and semi-detached properties £234,985. Good local estate agents in the area are Sowerby’s, Warners and Money Properties.


This three-bed 1940s property has a gorgeous flower-filled garden and potential to expand. £475,000 via Abbotts.


Day and full boarding available at highly regarded state school Wymondham College. A 25 min drive to Norwich, teens get an urban experience at City College with its impressive range of traditional and alternative courses, uber cool new multi-million-pound Digi-Tech Factory and UAL affiliated Creative Arts studios. Or if you’re going private, Norwich School, Norwich High School for Girls and Town Close are within easy access in the city too.


Wymondham has its own annual music festival – Wymfest. Every June/July, the town comes alive with a wide range of music from evening concerts, daytime recitals and live gigs in the Market Place and workshops.  


It’s a 20-minute drive to Norwich and approximately a 2-hour drive to London. By train, it’s 2 hours 25 mins into Kings Cross via Cambridge or direct from Norwich to Liverpool Street takes 1 hour 45 mins.

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