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There's plenty on the menu when eating out in Wymondham, with a good choice of world cuisine, cafes, teashops and pubs, including a 15th century inn offering plenty of Old English charm.

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This bustling market town has witnessed a long and fascinating history, including Kett's Rebellion, religious upset, and the devastation caused by the Great Fire of 1615.

The headquarters of Norfolk Constabulary are located in Wymondham.

Hang out at… The Hen House cafe-cum-hen-house-cum-egg-shop-cum gift-shop. Told you the place was odd. Or the brilliant Station Bistro.

The former town jail or bridewell now houses the Wymondham Heritage Museum.

As of 2009, notable residents living in or close to Wymondham include/have included:

Alison Neal “A thriving arts scene, lots of history, and a great independent bookshop, Kett’s Books.”

The historic market town of Wymondham is located just 9.5 miles south west of Norwich, on the Norwich to Cambridge railway line.

Today, the attractive town centre is home to many fascinating buildings, streets and shops. From the magnificent 900 year old Wymondham Abbey and countless picturesque riverside walks, to the 15th century inn, a historic railway and the ever-popular music festival held every year, this historic Norfolk town offers it all; a lively atmosphere, bags of character and plenty to see and do.

Click here to go to the Treasures page and discover a bit more about our fascinating history.

Wymondham has a lively community spirit, with plenty of events to keep visitors entertained. Spanning two weeks in June and July, Wymondham's Annual Music Festival offers a huge range of traditional, classical and contemporary music, with live music playing in the Market Place and plenty of evening concerts, daytime recitals, gigs and workshops taking place all over town.

For the purposes of local government, Wymondham civil parish falls within the district of South Norfolk, returning five district councillors, one for each ward. The town as a whole returns one county councillor to Norfolk County Council – Joseph Mooney.[3] Nationally, Wymondham is in the Mid Norfolk constituency and is therefore represented at Westminster by George Freeman.

Located in the heart of Wymondham, the Green Dragon is a medieval public house dating back to the fourteenth century. We pride ourselves on providing a traditional public house experience with hearty food, expertly kept local ales, and friendly service assured. The Green Dragon is one of the oldest pubs in the country with a rich history that lives onevery day. You'll feel like a part of the Green Dragon community from the moment you walk through the door.

Frances Middleton “Best little Norfolk town. Elderflower marshmallows (homemade, of course) at the quirky Hen House; farmers’ market with goat’s cheese and veg with mud on it.”

During the bank holiday weekends in May (22-25th) and August (28th-31st) we hold our ever growing Ale, Cider, and Music festivals. Come to one and you'll come to them all; they truly are too good to miss with an atmosphere that's hard to beat.

With its wide selection of day-to-day shops Wymondham has everything you could possibly need - without the crowded car parks and long queues that you would get in a bigger town.The town also has its own Community Bookshop and antique shops too. Every Friday is Market Day, and on the third Saturday of every month, Wymondham Farmer's Market offers a whole manner of delicious local produce and mouth-watering treats – from locally pressed apple juice to traditional Norfolk bangers.

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A variety of water-based and fitness classes take place at the centre along with an extensive swimming lesson programme.

We’re open almost every day of the year. We have stewards on duty and a well-stocked shop on site. Our new Lottery-funded Abbey Experience displays and additional facilities ensure that your visit will be enjoyable and memorable.  We’re truly a place for welcome, worship and wonder.

The case against Not much. It’s quite a delight. But it’s not the place to live if you like Starbucks and pulled pork pizzas.

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Wymondham Abbey is the Church of England parish church.

Photographs of Abbey & Market Cross by Tim Smith – www.spacepenguin.co.uk

Wymondham Abbey is a busy community building – there’s always something going on.  We have  events of all sorts – sacred, secular, musical, educational, for children, for grown-ups, and probably for you, too!

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The station was featured as the "Walmington-on-Sea" station in the popular BBC comedy series Dad's Army. Wymondham station is the junction for the Mid-Norfolk Railway, although their trains, running 11.5 miles (19 km) north to Dereham operate from the separate Wymondham Abbey station. The town once had another station, Spinks Lane, but this closed only a short time after opening in the 19th century.

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Wymondham Abbey is one of the grandest religious buildings in East Anglia.  It’s a magnificent Norman church established in 1107 as part of a monastic foundation. It was later enlarged and embellished with a particularly fine angel roof. The famous gilded altar screen by Ninian Comper is among its many splendours. The unusual twin towers are a prominent local landmark.

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Our vision is to play our part at the heart of our wonderful town and community. We are open every day for worship and to visitors and I hope, having visited our website, you will come and see us in person. A very warm welcome awaits you.

Office opening hours : Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4.00pm

Address Wymondham Leisure Centre, Norwich Road, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0NT. Plan your journey[external link].

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But we’re more than an ancient treasure chest. We’re an active and lively parish church, with services every day and plenty of events and activities throughout the year. Do explore our website for more information.  Then come and explore the church for yourself.

Our passion for the best that Norfolk has to offer is also clear in the food we serve every day. As far as possible our stock is sourced from local meat, fruit and vegetable suppliers. Whether you're looking for some honest British pub grub, a light bite, or something more adventurous, the Green Dragon is sure to have the answer.