Halesworth in East Suffolk is a beautiful market town just 9 miles west of Southwold and the heritage coast. Fine antique shops, second hand bookshops and craft shops are plentiful in the largely pedestrianised centre. The town also contains many historic buildings including the famous old 16th century Angel Inn with B&B rooms. Halesworth is a major centre for the arts based around the town’s premier arts centre – The Cut.
Annual Festivals include the High Tide Arts Festival, one of East Anglia’s best kept secrets and accommodation choice is extensive in the area, with pretty B&Bs and old inns with rooms available in the heart of the centre – ideal for festival accommodation. A wide choice of cosy cottages and heritage hotels are dotted in and around the town.
Visit the free entry Halesworth Museum situated within original railway buildings just a short walk from the town centre. The Tourist Information Centre is also located here at the railway station. The museum explores the history of Halesworth and surrounding Suffolk villages and contains a model of the station’s moveable platforms.
A great local produce market takes place in Halesworth on the second Saturday of each month and attractions surrounding the town include the Wisset Wines Vineyards and family attractions including the Oasis Camel Centre (the UK’s only camel centre) and Moo Play Farm. The Suffolk Heritage Coast and the Southern Broads are both within easy reach.