Unique Luxury Escapes - The Local Area


With a back drop of 32 medieval churches, 2 cathedrals and a Norman castle, shopping in Norwich is a rather unique experience.  High street stores, designer brands, independent shops and quirky goods are all on offer in this city which is listed as one of the top 10 places to shop in the UK.  Norwich boasts two indoor shopping centres, The Castle Mall and Chapelfields.  Outside of London’s Oxford Street, Norwich is the only place in the UK to have 4 National Department Stores John Lewis, Debenhams, Marks and Spencer and House of Fraser as well as a local independent department store Jarrolds within its city centre. 

Norwich also offers a vibrant night life with plenty of night clubs, bars and restaurants to choose from.

Bury St Edmunds is a picturesque, thriving market town, which brings together the old and the new.  There are the ruins of the medieval abbey which is just a short walk from the expanding arc shopping centre, the popular Cornhill Walk or the side streets offer a mix of national brands and a range of independent boutiques, salons and spas.

Enjoy a trip to the seaside and maybe visit the Pleasurebeach or enjoy a walk along the seafront.  Lots of activities to keep everyone occupied here from shopping, eating, digging sandcastles or simply taking in the view.

Diss provides a selection of individually run shops with four courtyards providing a unique shopping experience. 

Friday is market day for Diss and main auction day at TWGaze Auction Rooms, which have been featured on the BBC, well worth a visit if only to view all the intriguing items that are up for auction.

Supermarkets include Tesco and Morrisons next door to one another.

Trains run frequently from Diss to main stations including Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester and London Liverpool Street. 

In the city that inspired great minds from Charles Darwin to Stephen Hawking, you'll find one of the world's oldest universities, the 1871 Gothic- revival All Saints Church and the gardens favoured by 17th-century poet John Milton. Cambridge is also home to ADC Theatre, the oldest university playhouse in England. Evenings are perfect for taking in the mix of traditional pubs and contemporary restaurants. Climb the tower of the University's Great St Mary's Church for sweeping views of the city.

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