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Alderford Street Watermill

Alderford Street, Sible Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3XH, Tel: 0774 090 1323, Email, www.visitparks.co.uk/places/alderford-water-mill/

One of the most complete historic watermills in Essex with most of the original machinery. Restored working water wheel. Open weekends in spring and summer.

 
 
 
Braintree Arts Theatre
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Braintree Arts Theatre, Notley Road, Braintree, Essex, CM7 1WY, Tel: 01376 556 354, Email, www.braintreeartstheatre.com

Braintree Arts Theatre opened in 2011 as part of North Essex Multi Academy Trust. We are based in the grounds of Notley High School, Braintree.

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  • Rail station: Braintree (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Braintree District Museum
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Manor Street, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3HW, Tel: 01376 325266, Email, www.braintreemuseum.co.uk/

This award winning museum is based in the converted Courtauld School and has displays from Crittall steel windows to Warners royal silks, Castle Hedingham pottery to Edward Bawden prints.

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  • Rail station: Braintree (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Colne Valley Railway
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Hedingham Station, Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3DZ, Tel: 01787 461174, Email, www.colnevalleyrailway.co.uk

One mile length of line with re-located buildings, large collection of heritage rolling stock, steam and diesel locomotives and miniature and model railways. Special events including Thomas and Santa specials.

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  • Rail station: Braintree (7 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Cressing Temple Barns
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Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Cressing, Nr. Witham, CM77 8PD, Tel: 0333 0132738, Email, www.visitparks.co.uk/places/cressing-temple/

Historically the most important - and dimensionally the largest - of the Knights Templar's Essex landholdings, Cressing Temple is a fascinating medieval moated farmstead boasting the oldest recorded timber-framed barn in the world.

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  • Rail station: Witham Railway Station (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
East Anglian Railway Museum
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Chappel Station, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2DS, Tel: 01206 242524, Email, www.earm.co.uk

Celebrating the changing role of railways in the Eastern Counties since they arrived in the early 19th Century, through their glory days of the early 20th Century to the disappearances of the Beeching era.

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  • Rail station: Chappel (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Finchingfield Windmill

Finchingfield, Essex, CM7 4NR, Tel: 0774 090 1323, Email, www.visitparks.co.uk/places/finchingfield-post-mill/

A small 18th century Post Mill having one pair of stones and tailpole winding and has been extensively restored. Visitors may climb up to the first two floors.

 
 
Flitch Way

Great Notley, Braintree, Essex, CM77 7FS, Tel: 01376 347134, Email, www.visitparks.co.uk/places/flitch-way/

Passing through 15 miles of countryside along the former Bishop's Stortford to Braintree railway in the heart of rural Essex.

 
 
Freeport Braintree

Charter Way, Chapel Hill, Braintree, Essex, CM77 8YH, Tel: 01376 348 168, Email, www.freeport-braintree.com

Freeport Braintree Outlet Shopping Village has over 85 shops selling fashion, homeware, gifts and sports wear at up to 60% off High Street prices.

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  • Rail station: Freeport Braintree (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Gallery in the Garden

Saling Grove, Gt Saling, Essex, CM7 5DP, Tel: 01371 850185, Email, galleryinthegarden.co.uk

The Gallery in the Garden is a unique elegant and spacious backdrop for your own event. Set in the stunning 18th century mellow red brick walled garden, the Gallery overlooks a parterre hedges & fountains.

 
 
Gosfield Shopping Village - aerial view

Petersfield Lane, Gosfield, Essex, CO9 1PU, www.gosfieldshoppingvillage.co.uk

Antique and collectors centre, independent retailers, restaurant, open 7 days a week, fully accessible, free car parking.

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  • Rail station: Braintree (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Great Notley Country Park
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Great Notley Country Park, Great Notley, Essex, CM77 7FS, Tel: 03330 132900, Email, www.visitparks.co.uk/places/great-notley-country-park/

Great Notley Country Park covers some 100 acres of open space, which is managed for the benefit of wildlife and the community.

 
 
Hedingham Castle

Baley Street, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3DJ, Tel: 01787 460261, Email, www.hedinghamcastle.co.uk

Hedingham Castle is not just one place. Romantic, beautiful, ancient, historic and wild, it is somewhere to set your imagination free.

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  • Rail station: Braintree (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum

Marks Hall, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1TG, Tel: 01376 563796, Email, www.markshall.org.uk

A tree collection from all the temperate areas of the world set in more than 200 acres of historic landscape provides interest and enjoyment throughout the year at Marks Hall.

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  • Rail station: Marks Tey (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Warner Textile Archive

Warners Mill, Silks Way, Essex, CM7 3GB, Tel: 01376 557803, Email, www.warnertextilearchive.co.uk

A unique record of the history of textile design. The gallery is a celebration of the fabrics and designs produced by Warner and Sons from the mid 19th century.

 
 
 
West Street Vineyard

West Street, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1NS, Tel: 01376 563303, www.weststreetvineyard.co.uk

We think we have something very special at West Street Vineyard.

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  • Rail station: Kelvedon (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Coggeshall Museum

Coggeshall Village Hall, Stoneham Street, Coggeshall, Essex, CO61UH, Tel: 01376 563003, Email, www.coggeshallmuseum.org.uk

Exhibitions and photographs of Coggeshall's industrial, agricultural and social history. Coggeshall lace, working loom, archaeology, Coggeshall bricks, video footage and computerised postcard show. Town tours by prior arrangement.

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  • Rail station: Marks Tey (0 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Earls Colne Heritage Museum

1 Reuben Walk, Earls Colne, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2SZ, Tel: 01787 223032, Email, www.echm.org.uk

Heritage museum detailing the history of Earls Colne since Neolithic times. Temporary exhibitions are regularly mounted relating to a particular aspect of the village & its inhabitants. Complementary slide shows run during open hours.

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  • Rail station: Chapel & Wakes Colne (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)