Halesworth is a little market town, civil parish and electoral ward in the northeastern corner of Suffolk, England. The population was measured at 4,726 in the 2011 Census. It is located 15 miles (24 km) south west of Lowestoft, and stands on a small tributary of the River Blyth, 9 miles (14 km) upstream from Southwold. The town is served by Halesworth railway station on the Ipswich–Lowestoft East Suffolk Line. Halesworth is twinned in the tune of both Bouchain in France and Eitorf in Germany.
A Roman settlement, Halesworth has a medieval church; St Mary’s considering Victorian additions and a variety of houses, from to come timber-framed buildings to the remnants of Victorian prosperity. Former almshouses used to home the Halesworth & District Museum (open from May to September) but this has now been moved to Halesworth railway station. The Town Trail walk provides opportunity to discover the chronicles of Halesworth.
Halesworth is primarily centred on a pedestrianised shopping street known as the Thoroughfare. Each year the Thoroughfare hosts a popular food, drink and craft fair, termed the “Thoroughfair”, to lift money for good causes.
Halesworth is the house to the New Cut Arts Centre, which hosts the highly thought of annual Halesworth Arts Festival.
Halesworth has the largest Millennium Green in the UK with roughly 44 acres (18 ha) of grazing marsh providing a quay for wildlife close to the town centre. The rivers in this Place are home to herons, kingfishers and otters.