Visit Diss and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Diss, Norfolk. Right in the south of the county almost on the Suffolk border, Diss is a small town built around a very large lake called The Mere. The market place is the centre of the town and contains a number of excellent buildings. The Shambles (Victorian shops), the King's Head and the former Dolphin Inn are all fine of their kind, especially the last with its half-timbering, over-sailing and impressive gable. At the head of the triangular market place is St Mary's Church with a tower built right up to the street and processional arches north and south. The west doors are finely carved and inside are l4th-century arcades and a Commandment board with the figures of Moses and Aaron.
The streets which lead off the Market Place have many interesting buildings of Georgian and earlier date. On the right of Market Hill is the timber-framed Greyhound Inn, and opposite a house with a carved corner-post. A little further on is the Corn Exchange, 1854. The road leads to Lacon's Maltings, 1788, with its huge arches. It was at Diss that John Skelton, the poet and tutor to Henry VIII, was rector. Skelton, b. 1460, took orders in 1498 and was given the living of Diss. He died in 1529.
Nearby cities: Norwich
Nearby towns: Attleborough, Bury St Edmunds, Harleston, Stowmarket, Thetford, Wymondham
Nearby villages: Botesdale, Bressingham, Brome, Brome Street, Burston, Dickleburgh, Eye, Fersfield, Gislingham, Gissing, Hoxne, Mellis, Redgrave, Rickinghall, Roydon, Scole, Shelfanger, South Lopham, Stuston, Thornham Parva, Tivetshall St. Marga, Winfarthing, Wortham, Yaxley
Have you decided to visit Diss or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Diss bed and breakfast (a Diss B&B or Diss b and b)
- a Diss guesthouse
- a Diss hotel (or motel)
- a Diss self-catering establishment, or
- other Diss accommodation