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Postcode: IP20 | code search
Population: 4100
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Harleston Museum
"I have twice visited Harleston museum now and each time I have found both custodians extremely helpful (the lady and the gentleman). Last Saturday, I left my email address ..." More

The Dove Restaurant
"I have eaten at The Dove in the past and enjoyed the food very much. On this occasion, however, I was in for a special treat: I had ..." More

The Dove Restaurant
"We booked to stay at the B&B for a wedding. Both the hospitality and the accomodation were excellent, the breakfast and the evening meal were outstanding. Couldn't rate highly enough, ..." More

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On Norfolk's southern border, sitting by the A143 between Diss and Bungay, is the bustling little market town of Harleston (if setting your SatNav be careful, there is a Harleston in Suffolk not so far away), with a population of just over 4,000. The market around which the town originally grew is still held every Wednesday, though the Victorian Corn Exchange on the Market Square has long since changed use. There are more Georgian buildings than Victorian here, however, some of a grandeur that speaks volumes about the town's significance in times past. Far older than those structures though is St Mary's Church in Redenhall, the village to the east of Harleston that is part of the same parish, and furnishes the combined settlements with its fine late medieval church, which has some stunning strip work on the tower housing its eight bells. Sadly these were not cast in the short lived local bell foundry which operated in the late 19th century. The oldest - the tenor - dates from 1514, the youngest - nos 2, 4, and 5 - from 1737. But you should be able to hear locally made bells from Harleston, as a tower in Weybread just over the border with Suffolk has some. Harleston has a little place in history, as Churchill and Eisenhower met there, in the ancient coaching inn this is now the Magpie Hotel in the town centre. The painter Munnings settled his bills at the Magpie with pictures, subsequently worth small fortunes, and the settlement has kept its artistic bent, with a noted gallery among the many small independent shops serving residents and visitors alike. There is a town museum here too for those interested in local history. The Waveney Valley is a lovely spot, with some pretty countryside to wander in, countryside enhanced by sights like Starston Mill to the north of Harleston, and enriched by enterprises like Grain Brewery in nearby Alburgh. Harleston has fought hard to keep its character, and won, as visitors will be delighted to discover.


Harleston Museum
South Elmham Hall
Starston Windpump


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J.D.Young Hotel
Old Ram Coaching Inn
The Swan Hotel


Harleston Country Market

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Cardinals Hat
Cherry Tree
Duke William
Red Lion
The Bell


A Taste Of Raj
Momiji Restaurant

Red Lion
The Dove Restaurant


Harleston C of E Primary School
Mendham Primary School


Taylor & Co


D J Taxis

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Harleston TC (Tennis)


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ecollectit Ltd.

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J.D.Young Hotel (0.06 miles)

J.D.Young Hotel

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In the market town of Harleston, in the idyllic surroundings of the Norfolk and Suffolk borders, this 15th century coaching inn offers comfortable, modern en suite accommodation. Steeped in history, the hotel ... More

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The Swan Hotel (0.16 miles)

The Swan Hotel
The hotel features the popular lounge bar, the locally renowned carvery restaurant, the large function room and luxury, but affordable, en suite hotel accommodation. Perfect for business visits, corporate events, functions and wedding parties. ... More | visit website
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Farm Barn (3.50 miles)

Farm Barn
FARM BARN is situated on a working livestock farm. The barn accommodation has been newly converted to a high standard with oak flooring and exposed beams. Farm Barn provides a spacious and welcoming open plan ... More | visit website
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Old Ram Coaching Inn (4.29 miles)

Old Ram Coaching Inn

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The Old Ram Coaching Inn is a listed Inn dating back to the 17th Century; documents reveal that it has been a coaching Inn for most of its life. The ... More

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Earsham Park Farm (4.93 miles)

Earsham Park Farm

Relax in informal surroundings in this quiet secluded victorian farmhouse with spectacular views situated half a mile from the A143 between Bungay and Harleston . All rooms are decorated to a high standard with ... More | visit website

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The Horseshoes (5.59 miles)

The Horseshoes
Breakfast from 7am till 11am Monday to Friday
Food served all day every day
Senior Citizens special lunch every Wednesday.
Bed & Breakfast En-Suite Rooms.Beer Garden.Disabled toilet & access.
Real Ales, Keg Beers.
The Horseshoes is a privately owned free ... More | visit website
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Le Grys Barn (5.96 miles)

Le Grys Barn
Featured in Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay 2008, Elle magazine 2007 and The Guardian's 1000 Great B&B's 2008

The Barn: Situated peacefully on the southern edge of Wacton Common, the red glow of the ... More | visit website
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Oakbrook House (6.34 miles)

Oakbrook House

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Oakbrook House is a nine bedroom guest house situated just South of Norwich, two and a half miles from the town of Long Stratton on the A140.We offer accommodation suited ... More

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Scole Inn (6.50 miles)

Scole Inn
The Scole Inn is a historic coaching inn dating back to 1655. The impressive exterior of the building reflects the Dutch influence of the period, creating a unique setting. The inn is a popular location ... More | visit website
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Gissing Hall (6.50 miles)

Gissing Hall

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Gissing Hall is a listed family mansion, dating back to the fifteenth century. Once the centre of an estate, it is now the home of its owners, Ann and William Brennan. This ... More

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