Harleston Area Guide
Harleston is a thriving market town in south Norfolk, situated close to the beautiful country side along Waveney Valley, between Diss and Beccles and within 25 miles of Southwold and the beautiful Suffolk coast. A short distance away is the River Waveney providing a lovely area for many wildlife walks. There are regular bus services to Norwich town centre, and from Norwich there are regular trains to London Liverpool Street. The commute to Norwich takes on average 40 minutes.
The centre of Harleston gives you a taste of its history, with many Georgian houses and period buildings. It is also home to the town’s landmark clock tower and museum. Wednesday is market day, with the main street filling up with trade stalls. If shopping is your thing, there are myriad speciality shops selling everything from meat and groceries to kitchenware and antiques.
Pubs, cafés and restaurants line the main street, which means whatever you fancy to eat or drink, you are spoilt for choice. The town has a strong community offering local clubs, organisations and activities, including a leisure centre and recreation ground. The clubs include martial arts, football, bowling, tennis squash and hockey. Just a nine-minute drive away is the famous Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum, with aeroplane exhibits and aviation memorabilia on display. The town offers primary and secondary schools.
Average house prices in Harleston are around £280,000*, with many established and new three, four and five bedroom houses for sale*.
*November 2021 information