Visit Wayland


Welcome to Wayland: a land of enormous skies and open spaces, of quiet walks and peaceful lanes, of rolling farmland and secretive woods, of enchanting villages and a bustling market town.

Wayland is a place of mystery and legend, dating from before the Domesday Book, and is the home of the sad tale of the Babes in the Wood. At the heart of Wayland, and indeed of Norfolk, lies the ancient market town of Watton, for centuries the centre of the local agricultural economy. Most of the buildings in the long High Street, date from the 18th and 19th centuries but the town is much older – indeed it was granted its market charter in 1204 and almost 800 years later an award-winning monthly Farmers market was introduced to broaden the range of goods the town can offer and to focus on locally produced food.

Visit the Tourist Information Office in our Dragonfly Gallery at Wayland House to pick up leaflets and speak to our knowledgeable and friendly volunteers or click through to the wonderful Visit Wayland website for more information.