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
Map & Directions
Witham is accessible via the A12
Public Transport Directions
Witham train station provides direct links to London Liverpool Street.