At the heart of the Waveney Valley, Harleston is an ancient market town, full of historic buildings, and having an array of individual speciality shops.

With historic coaching inns, cosy tearooms, traditional bakers, butchers and delicatessens serving delicious Norfolk foods, you're sure to find plenty on the menu when visiting this traditional market town.

Harleston museum has displays relating to the life and times of the Harleston area from pre-historic times to the present day. This free museum is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from May to the end of September and is located next to King George's Hall, Broad Street, Harleston.

The town's free audio trail provides a guided walk around the town. Local people provide commentary guiding you around the town, giving a potent mix of history, memory and gossip... Read more >


Harleston Craft Fayre

23 November 2019

Over 20 stalls booked - Hand made cards - Jams/pickles  - Cakes - Chocolates  by The Norfolk Truffle co. gifts-Decorated glass. The flying chisel workshop. The Body Shop. Christmas decorations, knitted items, gifts.
Tombola, Raffle also win...

Christmas wreath workshop

23 November 2019

A small group workshop to make a wreath, creating a base and then covering in moss followed by adorning the base with a mixture of beautiful fresh and dried material.  All wreaths are ecological and biodegradable.  The wreaths are built to ...

Lecture: Harleston's Industrial Heritage

27 November 2019

A presentation by Margaret Griffiths on behalf of the Harleston and District Historical Society.

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Harleston is an ideal centre from which to explore the beautiful Waveney Valley, an area of great beauty and tranquility and an unspoiled haven for wildlife.

Things to Do and See

Local traders have always been an important part of Harleston’s rich community life. Wednesday is still market day as it has been since 1259.

Places to Shop

Whether you are looking for a hotel, bed and breakfast of caravan park.  Harleston and the nearby area has accommodation to meet all requirements. 

Places to Stay

There is always something going on in Harleston and the surrounding area.  There are regular events and activities throughout the year.

Whats On

Harleston has a full variety of places to eat or pick up a snack. Whatever you want, from a full sit down meal, a light bite at lunchtime or a lovely coffee.

Places to Eat and Drink

2020 marks the 400 year anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower to America. Harleston will join the national celebrations based on our local connection.

Mayflower 400
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