Escape the rush - lose your heart to Halesworth

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Independent shops. A vibrant arts scene. England’s largest Millennium Green. Museums. Parks. USAAF connections… Discover Halesworth Suffolk

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Markets. Theatre. Concerts. Films. Festivals. Heritage days. Seasonal family fun. Celebrations. Friendly community events... Live Halesworth Suffolk

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Halesworth town and country. Jewel and crown. Just 30 mins from Southwold's beaches. 2.5 hours from London by train. Love Halesworth Suffolk

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Introducing Heritage Market Town Halesworth

Watch. Immerse. Join in. Enjoy…

Creative market town Halesworth has a vibrant social scene with community events, clubs and activity groups for all ages, abilities and interests. From fun days to ‘Sociable Sundays’, nature conservation events to full-blown festivals of folk dance, theatre and more, there’s always something to inspire at the many venues across the town. 

The Cut Arts Centre 

Converted maltings arts space, The Cut, is at the heart of Halesworth’s culture scene. Choose from theatre, films, concerts, comedy and dance. Sign up to clubs and classes. Take in the latest free art exhibitions or just meet friends for a coffee catch-up and enjoy the arts café vibe. 

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Halesworth Town & Country

Set on a tributary of the River Blyth under vast Suffolk skies, the rural market town of Halesworth is steeped in the rich history of its trading past – and present.

Halesworth sits quietly going about its business, just inland from the crowd-pulling resorts of the Suffolk Heritage Coast – a genuine market town treasure where there’s a warm welcome, whatever the time of year.

Visit, Shop, Stay…

At its heart – and just a stroll from the largest Millennium Green in England – you’ll find its pedestrian-friendly Thoroughfare lined with traditional and modern independent shops, cafés, businesses and historic  inns. Whilst up by medieval St Mary’s Church, the tradition of market day is still honoured every week.

Relax. Sip a coffee on the street terrace. Shop local for must-have essentials or that treat-of-a-picnic. Share a lunch or supper, full of grown-round-here good things. Browse for antiques…

And escape the rush…

Just for an hour or two? For the day?
Or why not stay a little longer?

visit, shop and stay in heritage market town Halesworth near Southwold in Suffolk

A Real Breath of Fresh Air 

Home to the largest Millennium Green in the whole of England, green meadows, wild flowers and the sound of bird song are only ever a few steps away in Halesworth. 

  • Stroll out beside long-quiet canals and green traces of quaysides.
  • Walk beneath bridges or by the track-bed of the forgotten early railway which helped create seaside resort Southwold.
  • Take to two wheels down the easy-going all-weather path to discover Halesworth’s famous Six Arches. 
  • Simply sit a while in the sunshine and watch the natural world go by.

Or why not walk or cycle further a-Halesworth-field? Follow footpaths to history-rich villages and poignant reminders of times past. Discover early round-towered churches and thatched cottages, farmsteads, ‘mardle’ ponds and mills … and memorials.

From wartime airfields to crinkle-crankle walls and forgotten castle earthworks, Halesworth and its district villages have so many secrets to share.

heritage town and country walks in Halesworth near Southwold Suffolk

A Place for All Seasons

Surrounded by golden fields in summer. Brimful of bird song in spring. Coloured beautiful in autumn. Ideal for grazing independent shops all year round, but especially at Christmas. Halesworth is a great little destination to stay, visit or put down those roots whatever the time of year.

Look out for

  • Springtime Day of Dance
  • Autumn Scarecrow Festival
  • Christmas Lights & Shopping
  • Themed Markets & Celebrations
  • Arts & Theatre Festivals

What’s more, in summer Latitude Festival is only 6 miles down the road and FolkEast just 15 miles away!


So close to the Coast…

With east coast seaside must-sees Southwold, Walberswick and Dunwich all within 10 miles, artsy Halesworth is ideally located to make the most of the coast and enjoy the unspoilt town and country treasures of rural Suffolk.

Only 2.5 hours’ drive or a train ride from London, heritage market town Halesworth is easily accessible by road and rail. It is also served by a local bus network.

Halesworth train station has a regular rail service to Ipswich with connections to London (Liverpool Street), and to Lowestoft with connections to Norwich.

Halesworth is on National Cycle Route 1 , linking with Regional Cycle Routes.



Location map of Halesworth Suffolk in east Anglia and its nearby coast and villages