Explore Norfolk's Market Towns

Dereham | Diss | Harleston | Swaffham | Thetford | Watton | Wymondham | MNR


This historical market town includes a selection of local shops, tea-rooms and restaurants, a 19th century windmill, Bishop Bonner’s Cottage and a heritage railway.

Visit Dereham TC's website

Dereham extends a particular welcome to walkers - go to the Walkers are Welcome website for more information. 


Picturesque market town, with fine examples of architecture, including timber-framed buildings and Georgian/Edwardian facades. The Mere is a six acre lake, said to be the second deepest in the country.

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Harleston’s Wednesday market is said to be more than 750 years old still takes place in the town’s central Market Place. The stalls include a greengrocer, fishmonger, plant stall, and tool and DIY stall.

Visit Norwich's website


Situated the most northerly of the Breckland Market Towns, Swaffham is a very welcoming town with some astonishing views and points of interest

Visit Around Swaffham's website


Explore the delights of Thetford with its wide range of shops and cafes. Take a stroll along the river and admire the historic buildings. Or if you are a fan of Dad's Army visit the Dad's Army Museum!

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Situated in the heart of Breckland and home to the well-known story ‘Babes in the Wood’, this historical town features one of the largest woods in South Norfolk

Watton in the Brecks website


Venture to South Norfolk to visit this historical market town. Believed to be of Anglo Saxon origin, Wymondham gives you plenty to see and do

Visit Tour Norfolk's website

Mid Norfolk Railway

See the peaceful Norfolk countryside by riding between Dereham and Wymondham on the MNR. Regular running days with interesting locos, stations and facilities.

Visit MNR's website