WHILE IN HARLESTON

The Hidden Town

Harleston has been a trading and service centre for the area for a thousand years.  Modestly hidimg away from the Thoroughare and Marlet Place are over 200 very old buildings. most with Georgian or Victorian facades.  Free from the ravages of major fire, these buildings reflect the trading, maufactureing and dmestic styles of their time.  Nearly 100 shops offer a big variety of goods and services and a cheerful community spirit is evident.  Harleston really does repay a visit, especially for the enquiring visitor who turns their eyes above street level.  Follow the Harleston audio guide, of join one of the regular Harleston Walks to help discover the town within the town, click here for more information.

Flag Force

 

The town runs an annual programme of flag displays in the town centre.  Making use of the holders for the Christmas trees above shops along the main streets, these provide a continual use for an otherwise once a year display.  The programme has been so successful it has encouraged other towns to follow the lead.  Come and see the original and largest annual display of flags, click here for the calendar of displays.

SWIFT Action

 

The town have also has established a local group called Swift Action as part of the national Swift conservation project. These amazing birds have shared our buildings ever since the Romans came to Britain. They still breed in our eaves and gables, but not for much longer, as modern and renovated buildings exclude them - we have lost half of our Swifts in just the past 20 years. Harleston encourages the comunity to provide a safe haven for these wonderful migratory bird during their visit to these shores.

Regular Events in the Town

 

Harlestons Future has established a local group called Swift Action as part of the national Swift conservation project. These amazing birds have shared our buildings ever since the Romans came to Britain. They still breed in our eaves and gables, but not for much longer, as modern and renovated buildings exclude them - we have lost half of our Swifts in just the past 20 years. Harleston encourages the comunity to provide a safe haven for these wonderful migratory bird during their visit to these shores.

For a more comprehensive list of things to do and see around Harleston follow the link to Visit Harleston

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