Discover Harleston

Set in the heart of the Waveney Valley, Harleston is a vibrant market town, filled with historic buildings and plenty of character. Old coaching inns remain as a legacy from the days when the town was on the main coaching route from London to Great Yarmouth. 

Home to a delightful array of speciality shopping, bustling market stalls, food and music festivals and a thriving centre for the arts, it's little wonder Harleston was once voted Norfolk Town of the Year.

Each week the Wednesday market comes to the centre of Harleston from 09:00 until 13:00 and on the third Saturday of the month the Harleston Farmers’ Market  is held at The Swan Hotel from 09:00 until 13:00. You can enjoy a variety of interesting stalls selling local goods, delicious and tempting Norfolk food and general household items.

If you fancy exploring the beautiful countryside, you can do this on foot with three circular walks starting in the town, or hire a bike to enjoy the Harleston and Waveney cycling routes.

You can also enjoy nearby award-winning microbreweries, Grain Brewery and St Peter’s Brewery and for aircraft enthusiasts the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum is the place to visit. 

Whether it’s fascinating history, a spot of shopping or just time to unwind you're sure to find something to interest you in this charming market town.