Visit Halesworth and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Halesworth, Suffolk. A small market town which expanded in the 18th century with navigation on the Blyth and in the 19th century with the coming of the railways.
The church is basically Perpendicular, with many Victorian additions, although it is on the site of the original Anglo-Saxon church. Beneath the piscina on the south wall are the famous “Danestones” discovered during the alterations of 1889. They have been dated as 9th-century and probably formed part of the original Anglo-Saxon building. On the wall by the north door a tablet commemorates the association with Halesworth of Sir William and Sir Joseph Hooker, Directors of Kew Gardens, and their Wedgwood portraits may be seen in the vestry.
Opposite the church you will find the Halesworth Gallery, open from May to September and set in a beautiful old l4th-century building. The house is mentioned in l5th-century archives and at one time housed the Flemish workers who were employed to drain the marshes in these parts. Later it was altered and was used as almshouses. Besides the gallery it also houses the public library.
Georgian and Victorian maltings and a number of interesting shop-fronts add to the charm of this unpretentious market town.
Nearby towns: Beccles, Bungay, Eye, Framlingham, Kessingland, Leiston, Saxmundham Southwold
Nearby villages: Blyford, Blythburgh, Bramfield, Chediston, Cookley, Cratfield, Darsham, Heveningham, Holton, Huntingfield, Redisham, Rumburgh, Shadingfield, Sibton, Sotherton, Sotterley, Spexhall, Walpole, Wenhaston, Wissett
Have you decided to visit Halesworth or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Halesworth bed and breakfast (a Halesworth B&B or Halesworth b and b)
- a Halesworth guesthouse
- a Halesworth hotel (or motel)
- a Halesworth self-catering establishment, or
- other Halesworth accommodation