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10 reasons why we want people to enjoy Diss more

PUBLISHED: 12:17 09 March 2018 | UPDATED: 12:28 09 March 2018

The Urban Allstars in the Diss Carnival 2017 procession. Picture: Denise Bradley.

The Urban Allstars in the Diss Carnival 2017 procession. Picture: Denise Bradley.

With the launch of our Enjoy Diss More campaign, here we highlight just some of what the town has to offer.

Lanterns in St Nicholas Street, Diss, celebrating the Chinese New Year. Picture: Don BlackLanterns in St Nicholas Street, Diss, celebrating the Chinese New Year. Picture: Don Black

The shopping

For such a small town, Diss has a wealth of independent boutiques and shops offering unique products and hidden gems that you cannot find anywhere else.

The Corn Hall

This Grade II-listed building is an example of history and culture, as the former corn exchange hosts a rich roster of shows throughout the year.

The food

Diss Mere in the sunshine. Picture Sabrina JohnsonDiss Mere in the sunshine. Picture Sabrina Johnson

From pub classics to quaint delis, Diss has a huge selection of fresh food on offer for every palate. A trip down Mere Street has a lot to offer foodies.

The market

Diss is a market town and this takes place every Friday. Highlights include the fudge stall and “probably” the best chips either side of the border.

The mere

The iconic landmark in the middle of Diss is six acres in size and almost 20ft deep. A buzzing centre for wildlife, the lake is also a scenic spot for the town.

Gig in the Park in Diss. Photo: Diss Town Council.Gig in the Park in Diss. Photo: Diss Town Council.

The history

Diss is recorded in the Domesday Book, a survey commissioned by William the Conquerer in 1086. Almost a thousand years later it is still a thriving community.

The community

The people are the best thing about this town, as proved by the recent snow storms which showed the community working together to help one another.

The architecture

Diss Mere in the Snow. Picture: Harriet OrrellDiss Mere in the Snow. Picture: Harriet Orrell

Our town is full of beautiful buildings from Fair Green to the Heritage Triangle with TV historian Dan Cruikshank calling them “sensational”.

The location

Situated right on the border of Norfolk and Suffolk and with direct rail links to Norwich and London, it is in the countryside without being totally rural.

The museum

The rich history of Diss is documented in the small museum including information on major characters such as poet laureate John Skelton.

What do you love most about Diss? Let us know in the comments below.

MORE: Why we’ve launched Enjoy Diss More

MORE: Join our new Enjoy Diss More Facebook Group and tell us why you love Diss

MORE: ‘Let’s all Enjoy Diss More’ an open letter from Richard Bacon MP to Diss


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