South Norfolk has some of the county’s most scenic and peaceful countryside, thatched cottages, welcoming pubs and picturesque villages and market towns. The area is also dotted with historic architecture with Saxon and Norman Churches including the 12th century Wymondham Abbey.

The area offers traditional tea shops and pubs with excellent long and short distance walking and cycling routes for the outdoor enthusiast.

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FACT FILE

Take a look at our fact file to find out more about what South Norfolk has to offer.

TRAVEL
  • Onward travel from South Norfolk is fast and easy, with the A11 and A140 going west and south, while easy access to the A47 opens travel to the north and east
  • Train stations in both Diss and Wymondham offer alternative ways to reach Norwich, London, Cambridge and beyond
  • Norwich International Airport is within easy reach of the locality
HOUSING
  • The average cost for a 1 bedroom flat across the district is £160,000
  • For renters in Wymondham, Long Stratton and Diss, the cost for a 1 bed flat is £500 pcm and approximately £700 for a 3 bedroom house
  • A 1 bedroom flat in Diss is on average £450 pcm with a 3 bedroom house approximately £650 pcm
EDUCATION
  • There are 64 primary schools in South Norfolk (57 good or outstanding) and 9 secondary schools (all good or outstanding), 4 with sixth form provision
  • Eastern College is one of the UK’s leading land based colleges, specialising in agriculture, engineering, horticulture and animal studies
EMPLOYMENT
  • South Norfolk District Council is one of the largest employers in Long Stratton
  • There are a range of employers across the district including Lotus Cars, Norfolk and Suffolk Police, CVS, Hethel Engineering Centre and Duffields to name a few
LIFE
  • At just over 550 square miles and with a population of 132,000, South Norfolk locality sits south of Norwich and extends down to the Suffolk border
  • The main market towns in South Norfolk are Diss, Loddon, Long Stratton and Wymondham
  • Diss is a thriving market town with a rail station on the mainline between Norwich and London
  • Close to the Suffolk border, Loddon is a treasure of boutique style shops and restaurants
  • Wymondham boasts a wide range of shops and restaurants and is home to Wymondham College – one of the most successful boarding pathfinder schools
  • Long Stratton is a small market town, home to South Norfolk District Council
LEISURE
  • Keep your fitness on track at a leisure centre in any one of the four market towns
  • Explore the locality with a Leisure Passport from South Norfolk District Council, giving you access to facilities across the area
  • Enjoy the outdoors with a nature reserve in the area, where tracks and guided walks will help you explore the abundant local wildlife
  • Take to the river and enjoy a range of sports including canoeing and sailing
  • Nearby Beccles is a hidden gem, with one of the few remaining Lidos in England