This town has been named one of the best places to live, making it well worth a visit in summer. 

The market town of Halesworth in east Suffolk is close to other popular destinations like Southwold and Walberswick but it is worth its own spot on must-visit lists.

It is a great area to explore with the town spoilt for choice when it comes to independent places to shop and eat in the Thoroughfare. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Many flock to the town for the marketMany flock to the town for the market (Image: Newsquest)

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With a weekly outdoor market, there is something for everyone to enjoy in the town.

Halesworth is also host to some of the best places to stay - The Coach House at Belle Grove was named as one of the best cozy cottages in the UK while The Racehorse Inn in nearby Westhall was crowned Pub of the Year by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

The town scooped up more national recognition from The Sunday Times in a list compiled of the best places to live and invest in the country. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Danny Boyle and Lily James took over The Thoroughfare to film YesterdayDanny Boyle and Lily James took over The Thoroughfare to film Yesterday (Image: Nick Butcher)

Describing Halesworth, The Sunday Times said: "Underpromise and overdeliver is a good mantra for life - this market town nine miles from Southwold has taken it to heart.

"Halesworth is rapidly gaining cultural and culinary currency, and the underrated town has England’s largest millennium green, with 50 acres of meadows, woodlands, rivers and ponds, and - a rare boast for deepest Suffolk - a railway station."

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East Anglian Daily Times: Volunteers planting flowers at Halesworth stationVolunteers planting flowers at Halesworth station (Image: Nick Butcher)

The Millennium Green is next to Halesworth Town Park and has been transformed by volunteers of Halesworth in Bloom which has previously won at the Anglia in Bloom awards. 

Nature lovers and those wanting to adventure can also take in the area at ease on one of the many walking or cycling routes with the slopes of the countryside providing interesting trails for all ages and abilities.

Those looking to sit down and enjoy a performance can book tickets to a show at The Cut theatre, which is close to the railway station.