Halesworth area guide - Suffolk
The charming market town of Halesworth nestles in the Blyth Valley, an area of natural beauty and is surrounded by the Suffolk countryside. Stretching along the banks of the River Blythe it is a haven of wildlife and flowers. There are two circular walks, each of about two miles, where you can stroll and sample the idyllic lifestyle halesworth has to offer.
A friendly welcome awaits visitors to the town, which prides itself on a cultural blend of fine art, theatrical entertainment and an array of buildings of architectural interest, dating from the Middle Ages to the present day. St. Mary's Church has late Saxon origins and contains an unusual C18th Altar. The Halesworth Art Gallery is in the C17th Almshouses, near the church in Steeple End.
The town has an award-winning pedestrianised thoroughfare with a wide range of shops as well as a good choice of places to eat specialising in using local fresh produce. The Market, which takes place on the second Saturday of the month, displays some of the finest foods from around the region. To compliment your food why not try a glass of local wine from the Wissett Vineyard or relax with a pint of Suffolk real ale at one of the public houses.
For something a little more energetic, the town trail is an ideal way of exploring what this interesting town has to offer with it’s public park, children's play area, skateboard park, heated outdoor pool, bowling green, gym and nearby an 18 hole golf course to name but a few.
Halesworth and district museum – Housed in restored Halesworth Station. Local history, geology, archaeology and local railway displays. Open May – Oct Tu-Th & Sa 10-12.30 (Tu W & BHs 2-4) Nov – Apr Tu & Th 10.30-12.30 www.halesworth.ws/tourism/museum
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015