Diss Area Guide
The historic market town of Diss in Norfolk is situated on south Norfolk border, lying in picturesque and idyllic rural countryside running through the Waveney Valley area. It is well placed with easy access to several major roads close by, including the A140 linking Ipswich to the Cathedral city of Norwich and the A143 that serves direct access to Bury St Edmunds.
Diss town centre is well-known for its timber-framed buildings and many historic churches, as well as a bustling business and cultural life. The arts hub at the Diss Town Corn Hall stages a packed programme of concerts and events throughout the year whilst the weekly Friday market is a major draw for residents and visitors alike. Traditional traders sell fruit, vegetables, meat and cheeses, combined with more modern tech, tools and jewellery stalls to suit all needs. The Friday market also claims to serve the best fish and chips either side of the border! A unique feature within the town centre is Diss Mere, one of the UK’s deepest natural inland lakes, with a central fountain and underground springs drawing particular attraction during the summer months. Diss Park overlooking the Mere gives a pleasing leafy green outlook whilst the town centre provides a beautiful area to walk and enjoy a variety of eating establishments. Attractions close by include Banham Zoo and Bressingham Steam Train Museum and Gardens.
Diss has a nursery and infant school, junior school and high school, offering both secondary and sixth form education so whatever the age of your children, they are catered for. The mainline railway station is situated a short distance from the town centre and services a direct line to London Liverpool Street and Norwich.
The town has many family-friendly sports clubs, including Diss Town FC and Diss and District Athletics Club, Diss Hockey Club, as well as a well-maintained skate park and long-established golf club. The leisure centre is run by South Norfolk Council and a swimming pool and gym, with lots of activities for all the family. In terms of social events and nightlife, there is plenty to do. Dotted around the town are high quality restaurants and local pubs serving excellent food and drink.
Our Diss sales and lettings offices are well located on Market Hill, close to town centre car parks.
Average house prices in Diss are in the region of £300,000*, with both small and large houses regularly for sale. Rental properties in the area are popular, with a three bedroom house averaging £925* per month.
*November 2021 information