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 >

Halloween Trail Winner

Congratulations to Gill Claxton who found all of the colourful Halloween pictures in shop windows around town and correctly identified th...

Upcoming Events

5 December 2020

This is a free competition open to all children and will run from 5th – 19th December.
Wander round Harleston and look at the shops windows and spot the letters hanging on our snow balls. Write down t...

Children’s Snow Trail

12 December 2020

On the two Saturdays before Christmas Harleston’s Future are planning activities to add a festival sparkle to the Town, which will hopefully include Christmas characters wandering around town, the dra...

Sparkling Saturday

17 December 2020

*** FREE event ***
Discover the treasures of St Mary’s Church but also see how this famous building bears the scars of centuries of changing attitudes towards Christian faith. Learn about the building...

Mayflower Lecture Online: St Mary’s Redenhall - a Battleground of Beliefs

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Things to Do and See

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.

Places to Shop

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 Stay

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

Whats On

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

Places to Eat and Drink

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.

Mayflower 400

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.

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