Wymondham has everything you could possibly need for day-to-day living – including convenience stores, independent boutiques, restaurants, takeaways, butchers, bakeries, hairdressers, a Post Office and a leisure centre. There’s also a choice of supermarkets within easy reach, a weekly market held every Friday in the town, and a farmer’s market which takes place on the third Saturday of each month.
Not to be missed is Wymondham Abbey, the town’s most famous landmark, which is steeped in history and boasts stunning architecture. Wymondham Heritage Museum is also worth a visit, to learn all about this wonderful town’s past.
Meanwhile, the vibrant medieval city of Norwich is less than 10 miles away from Birch Gate, offering a whole host of shopping, entertainment and leisure opportunities, including high street shops, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, galleries, bars, pubs and clubs.
For those who enjoy the great outdoors, Whitlingham Country Park is only a short drive away and is a fantastic place for walking, cycling, bird-watching or simply relaxing with a picnic. There is also a range of water activities available such as sailing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing and rafting.
Parents will appreciate the superb selection of highly-regarded schools for children of all ages in Wymondham – many of which are rated either ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.
With the A11 on the doorstep, commuting couldn’t be easier from Birch Gate either. The A11 provides quick and easy links to Norwich and the east coast, as well as Cambridge to the west.
Wymondham railway station, meanwhile, offers regular services to Norwich and Cambridge, with links to London, the Midlands and the North-west. This award-winning station is home to a restaurant, tea rooms, a piano showroom, a railway museum and a gift shop.