Wymondham is a classic market town near Norwich, in lovely rural Norfolk. The town has kept its traditional feel, with ancient buildings and a famous abbey, but its great success has been balancing its history and character with the amenities, facilities and infrastructure of modern-day living. It’s pretty and it’s practical, and it’s been named as one of the best places to live in Britain, so your new home here has a good head start.
Wymondham is off the beaten track from the motorway network but that’s a positive and is why people choose to live here. You’ll really appreciate the sense of community in the town and it’s certainly not lacking in amenities. As well as the traditional Charter Market (held every Friday, and on the third Saturday of each month), local shops, cafés and restaurants, all the main supermarkets are either in the town or nearby. There’s a great leisure centre just off the Norwich Road, and a Community & Recreation Centre at Kett’s Park.
If you need to travel for work, Wymondham is on the A11, the main road between Cambridge and Norwich. Cambridge is 53 miles away and Norwich is just 10. Ipswich is just over 40 miles away on the A140 and A14. Wymondham is a great base to set off exploring from, and you can be in the Norfolk Broads or on the east coast in about an hour. Train services are managed by Greater Anglia, with the addition of some East Midlands Railway services. You can get to London Liverpool Street in an hour and a half via Norwich, Ipswich and Colchester. Norwich has a small international airport, and London Stanstead Airport is just under 70 miles away.
Going to school
There are plenty of primary schools to choose from here. Wymondham High Academy’s sixth form has been rated Outstanding by Ofsted and Wymondham College is a successful co-educational secondary school with academy status. City College Norwich is one of the largest further and higher education colleges in the country.
Norfolk is so unspoilt. It’s a beautiful rural county with some fabulous scenery, so if you love being outside, this is the right place for you. The coastline has a mixture of picture-postcard villages, windswept sandy beaches and ever-popular seaside resorts, so there’s something to suit every family, whether you go for Wells-next-the-Sea or Great Yarmouth. With the university city of Norwich, the county capital, just up the road, you’ll have plenty of choices as to how you spend your leisure time.