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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
 
 
 
Chelmsford City Racecourse

Chelmsford City Racecourse, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1QP, Tel: 01245 360300, Email, www.chelmsfordcityracecourse.com

As Britain's newest racecourse, Chelmsford City is one of only three floodlit courses in the country, providing good quality racing and a fun and lively atmosphere all year round.

 
 
 
Colchester Zoo
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Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0SL, Tel: 01206 331292, Email, www.colchesterzoo.org

Colchester Zoo is home to over 260 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes and are proudly listed as in the top 2 zoos in the UK as part of the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Attractions.

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  • Rail station: Colchester North (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • 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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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.

 
 
Guide East

95 Lexden Road, West Bergholt, Colchester, Essex, CO6 3BP, Tel: 01206 243463, Email

Tailored tours for groups and Coach Tour Operators covering Essex, London and the East of England.
Tour planning and Tour Guide services for Coach Tours, Walking Tours and Theme Tours.

 
 
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
 
 
 
Layer Marney Tower
Essex Tourism AwardsHistoric Houses Association Friends Scheme

Layer Marney, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9US, Tel: 01206 330784, Email, www.layermarneytower.co.uk

Magnificent Tudor building with the tallest Gatehouse in Britain and 16th century Italianate terracotta. Climb the tower, visit the gardens, outbuildings dolls house, church and farm animals. Cafe and shop.

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  • Rail station: Kelvedon (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum
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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
 
 
 
St Michael & All Angels Church

Off Aldcar Road, Copford Green, CO6 1DG, Tel: 01206 210488, www.copfordchurch.org.uk

Celebrated 12th century apsidal church with magnificent colour medieval wall paintings, showing a strong Byzantine influence in content and design as well as technical excellence and lavishness of execution.

 
 
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.