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Braintree Day Out& Cressing Temple

Braintree Day Out& Cressing Temple

Explore the market town of Braintree, Essex and the medieval barns of Cressing Temple.

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With colourful bustling market towns and picturesque villages set in the most beautiful rolling countryside, the district of Braintree has it all.

 

The 14th century woollen cloth trade brought prosperity to the area leaving a legacy of fine architecture and listed buildings whilst the 18th century heralded the arrival of silk weaving and the famous Huguenot name of Courtauld. By the mid-19th century the opening of a railway line led to the establishment of large engineering firms such as Crittall’s metal window company and Lake & Elliot iron foundry. A full story of Braintree’s diverse industrial heritage and traditions is told at the District Museum in the town centre. The Warner Textile Archive, a nationally important archive, houses a unique collection of original artwork by leading 20th century designers - with fabric samples boasting royal connections!

 

We also include a visit to nearby Cressing Temple. Given to the Knights Templar in 1137, its Grade I-listed Barley and Wheat Barns, built in the 13th century, are among the oldest timber barns and few surviving Templar buildings in England. Displays inside outline the history of the Templars and the site. Among Cressing Temple's many gardens, the Walled Garden is faithfully reconstructed as a Tudor pleasure garden - one of few in the country. And we challenge you not to be tempted by the Tiptree Tea Rooms on site!

What's Included:

 

  • Return coach travel

  • Free time in Braintree

  • Free time in Cressing Temple

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashford Park Street Bus Stop A, Ashford
Ashford International Htl Ashford International Hotel
Canterbury St George's Lane, between bus station and Fenwicks
Canterbury
Dover Market Square, Dover
Folkestone Bus Station Bay E, Folkestone
Hawkinge Haven Drive, bus stop outside Lidl, Hawkinge
Herne Bay Bus garage High Street, Herne Bay
Hythe North Bound Red Lion Square next to pub, Hythe
M2 Medway North Bound M2 Medway Services, North Bound
Maidstone Bus stop outside Vinters Road Car Park,
Sittingbourne Road, Maidstone
Sandgate Outside Royal Norfolk Pub, Sandgate
Whitstable Bus layby outside Tesco Extra, Whitstable

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3a-3b Defiant Close, Terlingham Forum, Hawkinge, Kent, CT18 7SU
01303 261 870

Opening Hours

Monday – Wednesday, Friday
09:00hrs – 17:30hrs

Thursday
09:30hrs – 17:30hrs

Saturday
10:00hrs – 14:00hrs