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Waltham Abbey

Waltham Abbey

Address

Town Centre,
Waltham Abbey,
Essex,
EN9 1

Details

Traditional market town - it's charter granted by Richard I in 1189. The impressive Waltham Abbey Church was founded by King Harold in 1060 - and he is reputedly buried here. Adjacent is a lovely area of parkland and gardens, including a dragonfly sanctuary. 16th C. timber-framed buildings and a fine 'Art Nouveau' Town Hall.

It boasts excellent sporting and leisure facilities, including the new Olympic White Water Centre which sits just on the edge of the town.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 24 - Mon 26 Aug IWA Festival of Water
Sun 1 Sep National Garden Scheme Open Gardens

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Map reference: TL 387004  Lat: 51.68565 Long: 0.00618