The Waveney Valley provides a link between the Brecks to the south and the Broads to the north, yet its own distinctive character shines through. The landscape here is beautiful, with soft rolling countryside and wide skies.
The River Waveney defines the border between Norfolk and Suffolk and amongst the area’s many charms and places of interest is Diss Mere, one of the deepest natural inland lakes in the country.
There are lots of fascinating places to explore in this rich East Anglia heartland. Seek out Norman castles, ancient churches, museums and monuments, many relating to the Valley’s wartime heritage.
The 100th Bomb Group Museum in Dickleburgh is unique in being housed in the original airfield control tower and outbuildings. It provides a moving testament to the Americans who died during WWII. Sitting at the gateway to the Waveney Valley, Diss is a picturesque town (Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman described as ‘one of the finest in England’), home to a popular Friday market. Beccles, Harleston (once an important staging post on the London to Yarmouth coaching route) and other market towns all have their charms and you can be sure of a warm welcome when dropping in to one of the many hostelries, shops or tearooms.
The last thing any of us want to do on holiday is sit in the car all day, so plan some trips… and think boat!
Play skipper on a hire boat for a day or be navigated around by an expert whilst you relax and take in the sights and sounds of this watery paradise.