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Visit Halesworth

Halesworth is a charming, historic market town, situated just 9 miles from the stunning Suffolk coast and 6 miles from Henham Park - the home of Latitude and just 2 hours on a direct train from London. 

The beautiful pedestrianised Thoroughfare is the highlight of Halesworth. It is the home to many independent shops, businesses and cafes including the award winning Black Dog Deli. There are family friendly pubs where you can of course sample a pint of Southwold-brewed Adnams, fine dining establishments that showcase the quality local produce, diverse deli's and cosy cafes serving delicious home made fayre and top-notch coffee's, fashion and lifestyle shops, an indie bookshop, a music emporium, and so much more.

The Thoroughfare has direct access to three car parks with train station and bus stops being a short walk away making it super accessible.

Central to Halesworth is the spacious Town Park - running alongside the River Blyth and featuring play areas to suit all ages including a skate park and basketball court, plenty of room for picnics under the ancient trees and a public toilet. Look out for the lovely displays of crocuses and snowdrops in early Spring.

The Park leads onto Millennium Green - the largest in the UK. With a fully accessible all weather terrain path, this is the perfect place to walk, cycle & scoot for miles. Take in the ever-changing views across the meadows and the River Blyth, the wildlife and flora and fauna. Walking trails are available online and there are maps along the route.

Halesworth has a rich heritage, once being a Brewers town with Wherry's meandering up and down the River Blyth delivering Malt to Southwold Harbour. Much can be found out about this by visiting Halesworth's Museum housed at the train station. This free Museum also has plenty of other fascinating facts and displays - find out about the 'Halesworth Witches', The De Argentein Family and the Ancient Carvings that you may have spotted in the Thoroughfare and The Wissett Hoard - dating back to the 1500's.

You can also view the interactive display 'The Malt Experience" at The Cut Arts Centre. The Cut, is also an important point on the map for Halesworth, with a brilliant year-round program of events, exhibitions, music and film as well as classes and courses and a modern cafe.

The Steeple End Art Gallery, opposite St Mary's Church, which occupies a previous Almshouse is open between May and September and exhibits local artists work. Halesworth was also the birthplace of Joseph Hooker - a legendary Botonist, Director of Kew Gardens and close friend of Charles Darwin. There are several nods to Hooker throughout town including a Hooker Trail to follow.

The impressive glass-fronted Library building at the top of the Thoroughfare holds many regular events including free weekend activities for children and families.

Halesworth is perfect for history-seekers, families, foodies, nature-lovers and just about everyone wanting a slice of Suffolk life. There are may events happening throughout the year - The Day of Dance and Ink Festival in Spring, Latitude in the Summer, the legendary Scarecrow Festival and Heritage Day in Autumn and the Christmas Lights Switch on in the Winter plus the vibrant outdoor market taking place every Wednesday throughout the year in the Market Place so Halesworth is an all-year-round top destination!

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