Halesworth Area Guide
Halesworth is a small market town sitting on a small tributary of the River Blyth. It is situated 15 miles from Lowestoft and nine miles from Southwold – a perfect location to explore the Suffolk Heritage Coast.
The heart of Halesworth town centre is The Thoroughfare, a pedestrianised street packed with small shops and independent businesses. Many of these are within historic buildings, many dating back to the 16th Century. There is a large Co-Operative Foodstore as well as a selection of smaller independent shops including a greengrocers and butchers.
The New Cut Arts Centre is a multi-purpose centre holding events throughout the year, including live screenings, exhibitions and weekly films. There is also a festival every Autumn. The town is also home to The Halesworth and District Museum, located at the train station, which takes you through 10,000 years of local history.
Halesworth is also home to the largest Millennium Green in the country – 50 acres of open space, grazing marsh and flood plain which is a great place to explore. Elsewhere, Halesworth Town Park features a newly designed children’s playground.
There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy a bite to eat in Halesworth, including The Boarding House, Cleones, Edwards, Raj Puth for Indian food, and Singtony Neeyom for Thai.
Halesworth railway station sits on the East Suffolk line connecting Lowestoft and Ipswich with connections on to the London. There are four primary schools within three miles of the town, as well as the independent school, Bramfield House.