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Town Centre, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3YJ, www.visitnorthessex.co.uk, (6 miles, 9kms)
Busy town, standing at the crossing of two major Roman roads.
Town Centre, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6FD, www.chelmsford.gov.uk, (5 miles, 8kms)
The county town of Essex - Chelmsford was granted its market charter by King John in 1199.
Nr Braintree, Essex, CM77 8JE, (6 miles, 9kms)
This was the earliest British settlement of the Knights Templar, who were granted the manor in 1135 by King Stephen.
Village Centre, Danbury, Essex, CM3 4, www.danbury-essex.gov.uk, (7 miles, 12kms)
Large village, built on the site of an Iron Age fort. There are views of the Blackwater estuary, with its barges and yachts.
Felstead, Essex, CM6 3DG, (7 miles, 11kms)
Town Centre, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1BG, www.greatdunmow-tc.gov.uk, (7 miles, 11kms)
Small market town, steeped in history. Mellow plaster cottages, riverside church and beautifully restored Malting.
Nr Braintree, Essex, CM7, (6 miles, 9kms)
Wickham Bishops, Essex, CM8 3JJ, (8 miles, 12kms)
Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3DU, www.writtlevillage.com, (6 miles, 10kms)
Writtle is an attractive traditional English village having a historic centre with timbered houses around a triangular 'Green' complete with duck-pond and churches.