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National Rail | station code HAS

Halesworth is on the East Suffolk Lines

Suffolk Offers & Links

Halesworth is an attractive market town which has retained many small independent shops.

Public transport in Suffolk:

Halesworth Suffolk

Halesworth and District Museum (at station)

The history of Halesworth with regularly changed displays. Tel. 01986 873030.
Open TTh (also WFS May-Sept) 1000-1230.

Hen Reedbeds Nature Reserve by bus

This reserve was created in 1999 to compensate for loss of reedbed habitat elsewhere along the Suffolk coast due to rising sea levels. Birds such as bittern and marsh harrier breed on the reserve. Viewing platforms and hides. Suffolk Wildlife Trust tel. 01473 890089.
Open at all times.
Bus 99A from Station towards Southwold passes the Reserve, 20 minutes journey, M-S every 2-3 hours, operated by First.

Halesworth map

Southwold by bus

Southwold is an unspoilt and peaceful traditional seaside town with a pier and lighthouse.

Bus 99A from Station to Southwold, Kings Head. About 30 minutes journey, M-S every 2-3 hours, operated by First.
Buses also operate from Lowestoft.

Southwold Museum by bus

A small cottage museum with items relating to local industries, the light railway, lighthouse, artistic life and the development of Southwold. Admission free, donations welcome.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1400-1600.
Bus see Southwold above.

Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum by bus then 1 mile

An early Southwold lifeboat being restored in the ex-Cromer lifeboat shed. Admission free, donations welcome.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1030-1630 (closed 1300-1400 M-F).
Bus see Southwold above, then 1 mile walk.

Southwold map

Explorer Map Southwold & Halesworth

Explorer Map The Broads

Pocket Guide to British Birds

Rough Guide to Norfolk and Suffolk