Charles Church


The pretty town of Diss sits in a central position between Norwich and Ipswich, Lowestoft and Thetford. This small South Norfolk market town has a big part to play, as it’s where three main cross-country routes meet and where the Great Eastern train line passes through. That’s always going to be an important role in a largely rural county, making Diss a focal point for all the smaller villages and hamlets around it and making it a great location for a new home.

Living in Diss

Great connections

Diss sits on the intersection of the A140, A143 and A1066. Three key road routes making sure that journeys to Norwich, Needham Market, Ipswich, Great Yarmouth, Thetford and Bury St Edmunds are straightforward. These cross-country routes are as convenient for commuting throughout Norfolk and Suffolk as they are for family days out on the coast. The town’s mainline train station is on the Great Eastern line between London and Norwich, giving you a commute time to Norwich of just 20 minutes or to London in just over an hour and a half.

What’s on in town

There’s plenty on offer for the community here. The main shopping street is Mere Street. It’s close to the Market Place where there’s a popular Friday market for fresh produce. For the weekly shop, a Tesco Superstore is on hand, along with an ALDI and a Morrisons. For children, Diss offers an Infant & Nursery School, a C of E Junior Academy and a High School. For some ‘you’ time there’s a leisure centre with a pool. For a place to relax, there’s a wonderful lakeside park right in the heart of the town, Diss Park and Diss Mere.

Out of town

Diss is well-placed for day trips to Norfolk’s seaside and over the border to the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There you have the variety of quieter seaside towns like Southwold and Aldeburgh, as a change from the larger resorts of Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth. Inland, the huge Thetford Forest Park – the UK’s largest man-made forest - is criss-crossed with forest trails. Closer to home, Redgrave and Lopham Fen and Wortham Ling are protected natural landscapes where you can step off the beaten track.