The Village of Harleston in Norfolk
A visitors guide to the town of Harleston
in Norfolk. Located in the Waveney Valley on the Norfolk/Suffolk border is
the busy traditional Market Town of Harleston, with its thriving range of
small specialist shops, a super place to stop and browse. There are lots
of good quality food shops and an extremely good range of different places
to eat. One of the high spots is a traditional butcher, with a full range
of local game and poultry.
The towns location enables the visitor to explore the many delights of
both Norfolk and Suffolk.
The town has a perfect petite thatched church called St.
Augustine. You can find out about the history of some of the
distinctive buildings and streets within the town using a CD audio trail,
that you can hire from the local Tourist Information Centre in Harleston.
Summer sees the Harleston Festival Weekend - a community Arts Festival,
with participation from young and old, professional and amateur,
experienced and those just beginning to explore the arts.
Nearby Mendham was where the famous artist Sir Alfred Munnings was born.
The medieval cathedral city of Norwich with its castle, twisting narrow
streets, museums and modern shopping centre is just over fifteen mils
away. The attraction the Oasis Camel Centre is located between Harleston
and Halesworth in North Suffolk, with so much to see and do, the centre is
a fantastic fun packed family day out. Meet very friendly camels and get
'hands-on' with one of them in a special photo and information sessions
held at regular intervals each day - but the fun doesn't stop there!
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