Harleston's Future was established by Harleston & District Business Forum in 2013 to help the town respond to change and draw in visitors to support the local shops and businesses.  We believe that Harleston, with its plethora of historic buildings and architecture, delightful range of independent shops, cafes, pubs and hotels together with its position in the heart of the beautiful Waveney Valley, makes a fabulous addition to any holiday itinerary or day out from City or Coast.



If you would like to know more about any of Harleston’s Future’s activities, or would like to join one of our groups, or have ideas about activities and events you would like to see in Harleston, please leave your name and contact details and we will be in touch.

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Film Vote

The films for the Spring 2020 season, January to April, have now been released. We have chosen "Judy", the biopic of Judy Garland, for January, and would like your vote for the next three films.

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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. 

What's 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 marked 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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