East Anglian Links

Harleston, Norfolk

Harleston is a small market town in Southern Norfolk which holds a busy weekly market and which is home to some fine Georgian architecture. The total population of Harleston and the neighbouring Redenhall barely passes 4,000 but despite its reduced size the town holds an enviable reputation for the wide variety of goods which are sold here. Here the national retail chains which you find in just about every other city and town in the land are replaced by small, independent retailers, lending a charm and unique character to the town centre.

There is an interesting art based event held here annually; the Harleston and Waveney Festival. This event gives musicians of all levels a chance to perform on stage, and includes a variety of other cultural activities.

The town has a long history, the strategic importance of its location in the Waveney valley leading to several growth periods, while the two World Wars brought with them a large influx of soldiers to the area. The effect of the loss of the Waveney Valley Line train service which once passed through the Harleston Station is tempered by the easy access to the town, gained through lovely and peaceful country roads. It also has the usual wide range of hotel and B&B accommodation that you would expect in a busy tourist town.

Harleston Accommodation

A number of the very best hotels, B&Bs and other places to stay in and around Harleston advertise in the Harleston.net directory. If you are planning on staying overnight, please take a look at the listings in the accommodation category of our online directory. Be sure to mention Harleston.net when contacting any of the hotels, bed & breakfasts, holiday cottages or caravan and camping sites listed.