Places to Visit

Harleston is an ideal centre from which to explore the beautiful Waveney Valley, an area of great beauty and tranquillity and an unspoilt haven for wildlife. There is plenty here to inspire artists, photographers, walkers and cyclists. With a diversity of artists, writers, actors and musicians living in the area, Harleston has a vibrant arts community.  Being centrally located, all these attractions are either in the immediate vicinity or within a 45-minute drive from the town centre.


There is a wide range of things to do and see to please all tastes.

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100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum

Housed in the original airfield control tower and other atmospheric buildings 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum is a moving testament to the Americans who came to Thorpe Abbotts in Norfolk to fight alongside the allies during World War Two.

Banham Zoo

Banham Zoo is an award winning family attraction and one of the most exciting wildlife attractions in the country. With over 2,000 animals from around the world and set in 50 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens....

Community Leisure Centre

For all your health, fitness and leisure needs!
- A 50+ station gym with a combination of cardio & resistance equipment including an extensive free weights area.
- 20+ Fitness Class timetable from Indoor Cycling to Yoga.
- Fully qualified s...

Africa Alive

Africa Alive is an African themed park with over 80 species of African wildlife.Set in 100 acres of stunning Suffolk countryside.The spectacular centerpiece of this beautiful park is the ’Plains of Africa’.The perfect place to spot five spe...

Billingford Mill

A five storey brick tower mill, built in 1860, with a boat-shaped cap winded by a fantail.It has four double Patent sails carried on a cast iron windshaft. The two pairs of millstones are overdrift.A third pair is housed on a hurst frame on...

Discover Suffolk

Suffolk inspires everyone, from George Orwell who adopted the name of one of our rivers, to bird watchers and nature lovers who come to see the unique landscapes. Exploring Suffolk's coastal villages, the Brecks, ancient woodlands and the g...

Angles Way

The Angles Way is a long distance walking trail running close to the River Waveney and River Little Ouse following to the county boundary between Norfolk and Suffolk between Great Yarmouth and Thetford. There are a selection of circular, sh...

Castle Hill and Darrow Wood

This one is for the archeologists.Darrow Wood is now a small, hedge-enclosed, lightly wooded pasture field.Hidden in the clumps of trees are a number of earthworks including the remains of one of the few well preserved small motte and baile...

Earsham Hall

Earsham Hall is one of the finest country mansion houses in Norfolk.  It has a rich and varied history dating back in part to the 15th century, with later additions, and then a brick facade so that it looked more in keeping with its differe...

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