Witham Town Sign


Witham is located in the very heart of Essex and is situated between Chelmsford and Colchester and is approximately eight miles from Braintree. Over the centuries Witham has been a cloth making centre, spa and a coaching town and for many years it was the home of the novelist and theologian, Dorothy L. Sayers - a statue stands in the town centre dedicated to her to this day and her former home now has a blue plaque commemorating her. 

Running through the town is the River Brain which provides riverside walks along its banks through wild areas which are home to birds, insects and various flowers and fauna. The town itself is a mixture of old and modern buildings and has all of the amenities that a visitor could wish with a wide array of public houses, restaurants and independent shops. The town also has a number of leisure facilities such as several playing fields, a skate park, football club, rugby club and a leisure centre.

Annual events in Witham include Witham Open Gardens, a Medieval Fayre, a Carnival, Witham International Puppet Festival, a Charity Firework Display and the Town Carol Service.t

Book Tickets


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Witham is accessible via the A12

Public Transport Directions

Witham train station provides direct links to London Liverpool Street.



Town Centre, Witham, Essex, CM8 2FE

What's Nearby

  1. The Cookery School at Braxted Park, based in Essex, combines a stunning location with…

    2.16 miles away
  2. This 50 acre reserve is just below the crest of the Great Totham Ridge and includes 23…

    2.26 miles away
  3. Historically the most important - and dimensionally the largest - of the Knights…

    2.88 miles away
  4. Housed in a former water pumping station, the Museum has a fascinating collection of…

    3.57 miles away
  1. Visit by appointment only

    This historical mill is one of the most attractive and…

    4.22 miles away
  2. Closed as having a rest year therefore there will be no open days or private visits in…

    4.4 miles away
  3. An award winning collection of British military artefacts from the English Civil War to…

    4.85 miles away
  4. Tiptree is the home of the Wilkin family - where from 1885 the first Tiptree jam was made…

    4.9 miles away
  5. This 15th Century former manorial home houses a unique brick spiral staircase, a Georgian…

    4.97 miles away
  6. Founded in 1704 this historic library still houses Thomas Plume’s books and his small…

    4.99 miles away
  7. Remains of an ancient Leper Hospital said to have been founded in 1164 by Henry II.

    5.18 miles away
  8. An area of worked-out flooded gravel pits to the north of the River Blackwater. It has a…

    5.2 miles away
  9. Social history museum of Maldon and District situated on the edge of the award winning…

    5.37 miles away
  10. This fantastic children's water park is located in the centre of Promenade Park in Maldon…

    5.55 miles away
  11. The beach huts are close to the popular Splash Park and Valley Play Area as well as being…

    5.55 miles away
  12. The Essex Wildlife Trust manages nearly 240 acres of nature reserves on Danbury Ridge, a…

    5.65 miles away
  13. This 100 year old Edwardian park encompasses an ornamental lake, a large water Splash…

    5.69 miles away
  14. This waterway runs through a largely unspoilt part of rural Essex and connects the county…

    5.72 miles away
  15. This 15 acre reserve consists of 1.5 miles of the former Maldon-Woodham Ferrers railway…

    5.74 miles away
  16. A unique record of the history of textile design. The Archive celebrates fabrics and…

    6.5 miles away
Previous Next

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss