The town of Diss centres around its famous Mere – a six acre lake which gives Diss its name (dice is an Anglo-Saxon term for standing water). Diss is a relatively underestimated market town close to the Norfolk broads – many visitors don’t realise its true appeal. Diss is only twenty miles from the city of Norwich and has excellent train links to London. The town centre has many independent shops and cafes and a traditional market is held every Friday. In the banks of the Mere itself is an excellent recreation area and the town band stand where you can enjoy open air concerts in the summer months.
The architecture in the centre of Diss is a mixture of Georgian, Victorian and Tudor buildings, thus highlighting its history. There are plenty of attractions close by to Diss including the River Waveney, Corn Hall arts centre and the 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum.