Heritage Places

A time-honoured trading hub with tales of canals, rivers, railways great and small – and in wartime, planes overhead. 


Less than 10 miles from the Suffolk Heritage Coast, Halesworth town centre is home to many independently owned businesses housed in buildings dating back as far as the 16th century.

fruit and veg shopping in Halesworth Suffolk

Shop Halesworth

There are over 100 businesses along the semi-pedestrianised Thoroughfare and Market Place with a selection shops selling homewares, clothing and accessories, jewellery, gifts, crafts, antiques and vintage items, pet supplies, flowers, groceries and locally reared meat from our independent butcher.

Market Place hosts a long-established weekly market every Wednesday morning (except bank holidays) with regular stalls of fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, artisan breads and more .

Terrace cafe in Halesworth Suffolk


Stop for a drink and a bite to eat, choosing from freshly prepared home-baked palate-pleasers and local produce-based menus in Halesworth’s food hubs, delis, cafés and pubs or in family restaurants and stylish fine dining establishments.

The town centre is also home to a number of health and beauty businesses, as well as other professional service businesses serving the local community.

child skateboarding on all weather park, millennium green Halesworth Suffolk


Green spaces. There are over 50 acres of accessible greenspace to explore just a stone’s throw away from the Thoroughfare, the arts centre or the railway station.

Why not stroll out or cycle the snaking paths of the Millennium Green? It’s a sure hit with all the family – especially four-legged friends – and the little ones will love the newly developed play area in the town park on route.

Community event in Market Place in Halesworth Suffolk


Arts Spaces. Check out the vibrant and varied programme of theatre, music, film and visual arts at The Cut arts centre, located in just one of Halesworth’s impressive old maltings buildings.

Bookmark Halesworth’s  calendar of vibrant annual  festivals, markets and family-friendly, creative community events. 

St Mary's Church and colourful houses in Halesworth Suffolk


Heritage Places. You’ll find history at every turn too around this rural market town where brewing, malting and agriculture has played its part over the centuries.

Follow crinkle-crankle walls, streets lined with beautiful Georgian shop fronts, riverside walks, alleys and lanes and don’t miss medieval St Mary’s church, a glimpse of the Tudor Rectory or view of the intriguing, carved Gothic House and Elizabethan almshouses.


Friendly Faces

Halesworth town and traditional values go hand-in-hand. It’s a place where personal service still matters, where folk genuinely care and keen to help – even if you only need directions! It’s not surprising that it’s soon easy to lose your heart to Halesworth.

Escape the rush. Discover it all for yourself. Live it.
And we think you’ll love it too.