Welcome to Harleston a Small town with a big heart and a warm welcome.
There are many reasons to visit Harleston – a great range of well-established and new independent shops and businesses provide everything from brass screws to hat hire, handmade chocolates to eco-friendly paints, fine antiques to the latest electrical gadget.
Then there are the six tearooms and cafés, four restaurants, three pubs, two bakeries, two butchers, and a delicatessen, not to mention the Cellar Shop. There are dozens of historic buildings including the impressive coaching inn and Italianate clock-tower, a medieval street plan complete with picturesque yards and hidden alleys; a tiny Museum and a fantastically well-equipped children’s play area.
Uniquely, Harleston still has free parking throughout the town. That means there is time to wander, discover new corners, stop for a while for a cuppa or a meal before enjoying the beautiful countryside, charming villages and fine churches that pepper the Waveney Valley.
The town has a reputation for its colourful bunting and display of flags which are put up to celebrate everything from the annual return of the much-loved swift population, to the frequent street markets and annual Art Trail.
What's on in Harleston
Events Calendar Harleston runs an annual programme of key events in and around the town.
Easter and Spring Celebrations
Open Gardens Harleston and Waveney Art Trail
Antiques Market Street Party
Pink Ladies Tractior Run
Harleston and Waveney Festival Harleston and Waveney Sculpture Trail
Harleston and Waveney Food and Drink Festival
Christmas Lights Switch On and Party
For information about all the events call Harleston Information Plus on 01379 851917, visit www.visitharleston.org.uk or email [email protected]