2 May

Diss: Quiet traditional market town in Norfolk

Diss: Quiet traditional market town in Norfolk

Looking for a new place to live can throw up a wide range of options for people across the UK, with cities and urban areas and rural towns each having their own positive features that can make them exciting places to move to.

However, for Brits looking for something that could be a sort of halfway house between the two, one option can be market towns. These offer a nod towards the past and traditions, while also being modern and up-to-date, meaning that people will not feel they are living in the countryside.

If this is something that interests you as a buyer, you might try seeking out property for sale in Diss. This area is located in Norfolk, and with just 7,000 people, it is a great place for movers to head to when they are trying to discover somewhere a little more relaxing and quiet.

Some of the most charming features of towns like this will include their local markets. Diss has two for people to indulge themselves in. One of these is the weekly traditional Friday market, which has taken the place of the former cattle variety.

Stalls will sell everything from clothing and local wares to more niche products, while its biggest attraction is the freshly-caught Lowestoft fish. 

The other opportunity to enjoy such a day out will be the farmer's market, which takes place twice a month, offering the chance to pick up the best fruit and veg from the surrounding area. These are not all about shopping, though, as people can also have a chance to meet their neighbours and enjoy feeling part of the local community.

Aside from the market, the picturesque little town is also home to a number of different shops, restaurants and bars to provide much to do on weekends away from work, while a visit to the local sports centre will provide the chance to enjoy a session in the gym or the swimming pool.

And for those who are living in the town but wanting to work in a bigger settlement, you can enjoy easy access to Norwich each morning with regular trains taking just 20 minutes.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801580605-ADNFCR

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