Halesworth is one of Suffolk’s many pretty market towns in the north of the region and less than ten miles from the coast, close to Southwold and Blythburgh
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Halesworth is a town that prides itself on offering a traditional shopping experience. It is centred around the Thoroughfare, a pedestrianised area where many buildings date back to the sixteenth century.
Perfectly located for exploring The Suffolk Coast and countryside, in Halesworth you are ideally situated to travel to the many coastal resorts, attractions, villages and towns.
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Halesworth is a small market town built upon a Roman settlement and is full of interesting buildings, from timber framed structures to Victorian former almshouses. The main shopping street is known as the Thoroughfare, which is an East Anglian term for the main street of a town.
Halesworth is home to the largest millennium green in the UK with around 44 acres of green space provided for wildlife. In 1991 an archaeological excavation outside the White Hart pub discovered part of a causeway dating from the late Saxon period. Parts of the causeway can be viewed at the Halesworth and district museum along with other curiosities such as mummified cats which were discovered in the walls of the Maltings in town, thought to have been placed there to bring good luck.
Famous people from Halesworth include Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, the famous botanist who was born in 1817; and George Landsbury, leader of the Labour party from 1931 - 1935.
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