Discover charming Harleston



Recently celebrated as one of the best places to live in 2024 by Muddy Stilettos, Harleston is a market town that offers a charming blend of history, community spirit, and modern amenities.


Nestled in the picturesque Waveney Valley on the Norfolk-Suffolk border, Harleston is a delightful destination for visitors and a welcoming home for its residents. The surrounding countryside, made famous by the local artist, Sir Alfred Munnings has many local walks, nearby fishing lakes and hosts a bustling market every Wednesday in the town centre.



Renowned for its Georgian-fronted buildings, which line the lively market square, and Italianate clock tower, this historic setting provides a beautiful backdrop to the town's vibrant community. There is a local leisure centre and gym, as well as a children’s play area and BMX track. Harleston also has a post office, dentist, schools, and a library.


The town boasts a variety of food options - from Momiji, a Japanese restaurant, to street food and local draught beer at The Cap. Additionally, there is a bar and restaurant at the J.D. Young Hotel. Harleston also has many local independent shops, from an appointment only bridal store, award winning beauty and nail salon to a number of quaint cafes and cosy tearooms to enjoy.


Harleston's charm extends beyond its services and amenities. The town is a vibrant hub of activity, with a thriving arts scene, annual arts trail, town festivals, and a variety of sports clubs. Showcasing its rich town history, the Harleston Museum displays artefacts relating to prehistoric and modern-day life in Harleston and the surrounding parish areas. Its also an ideal location for visiting the Norfolk Broads, many beautiful beaches and the historic city of Norwich.

Harleston has something for everyone, with its blend of history, sense of community, and being set in the beautiful Waveney Valley, it truly Is a wonderful place to call home.

Our stunning new development, Briarswood in Harleston is now open. Briarswood is an energy efficient development consisting of two, three and four-bedroom homes and two and three-bedroom bungalows.

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