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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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.

100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum

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....

Banham Zoo

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...

Community Leisure Centre

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...

Africa Alive

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...

Billingford Mill

Riding at your own pace there is no better way to experience the real beauty and diversity of Suffolk than cycling. Cycling is not only healthy for you and good for the environment, it is an excellent form of aerobic exercise....

Cycling in Suffolk

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...

Angles Way

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...

Castle Hill and Darrow Wood

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...

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