Visit Witham

In the Heart of Essex 

Witham is situated in the middle of Essex with good public transport  links and therefore is within easy reach of the wealth of visitor attractions that Essex has to offer.

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The Romans made Colchester their capital while the Normans left their mark with castles at Colchester, Castle Hedingham and Stansted. All of these remain and are open for today’s visitor.


With its long coastline, Essex boasts a real maritime flavour. The seaside resorts of Southend, Clacton and Walton offer all the fun of the seaside and more besides. Ports such as Harwich and Maldon have enormous character and historical interest. Coastal towns like Burnham-on-Crouch and Brightlingsea come alive with yachts during the boating season. Away from the towns, much of the coast is remote and undisturbed and of great importance for nature conservation.


Inland, ancient woodlands such as Epping and Hatfield Forests sit amongst a landscape characterised by thatched cottages, timber-framed farmhouses and the unmistakable outline of windmills. There are some lovely country houses with beautiful gardens. Audley End House, Ingatestone Hall and Layer Marney Tower are amongst the finest and open regularly to the public.

Essex remains a rural county with much of its land still in agricultural production. The rolling countryside is typified by golden wheatfields. Rural events and traditions are kept alive and offer the visitor an interesting day out. Market towns make pleasant places to browse or shop for local crafts and gifts. 


In the Witham area, you’ll find great golf, wonderful walking and unforgettable cycling – as well as wonderful pubs and restaurants.

Attractions Closest to Witham

Braintree District Museum, Manor Street, Braintree CM7 3HW – 01376-328868
Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Braintree CM77 8PD – 0333 0138156

Freeport Designer Village, Charter Way Braintree CM77 8YH – 01376 348168
Great Notley Country Park and Discovery Centre, Braintree CM77 7FS – 01376 347134
Finchingfield (Duck End) Postmill, Finchingfield CM7 4NA – 07740 901323
Hedingham Castle and Gardens , Bayley Street, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DJ – 01787 460261
Colchester Castle, Castle Park, Colchester CO1 1TJ – 01206 282939
Chelmsford Cathedral, 53 New Street, Chelmsford CM1 1TY – 01245 294492
Warner Textile Archive, Silks Way, Braintree CM7 3GB – 01376-557741
Blake House Craft Centre, Blake End, Rayne, Braintree CM77 6RA – 01376-344123

Other Attractions within 15 miles of Witham

Alderford Watermill – Sible Hedingham
Barleylands Craft Village & Farm Centre – Billericay
Battlesbridge Antiques Centre – Battlesbridge
Bourne Mill National Trust – Colchester
Boydells Dairy Farm – Braintree
Brentwood Theatre – Brentwood
Clacton Factory Shopping Village – Clacton on Sea
Colchester Wine Centre – Colchester
Colne Valley Railway – Castle Hedingham
Copford Church – Copford
East Anglian Railway Museum – Colchester
Essex County Cricket Club – Chelmsford
Essex Wildlife Trust, Abberton Reservoir – Colchester
Essex Wildlife Trust, Fingringhoe Wick – Colchester
Essex Wildlife Trust, Hanningfield Reservoir – Downham, nr. Billericay
Essex Wildlife Trust, Joan Elliot – Colchester
Essex Wildlife Trust, Thorndon – Brentwood
Finchingfield Antiques Centre – Braintree
Gibberd Garden – Harlow
Gosfield Shopping Village – Gosfield
Great Dunmow Maltings – Great Dunmow
Hylands House – Chelmsford
Ingatestone Hall – Ingatestone
Kentwell Hall – Long Melford
Maeldune Trust Heritage Centre – Maldon
Marks Hall Estate – Coggeshall
Marsh Farm Country Park – South Woodham Ferrers
Megabowl Tenpin Bowling – Colchester
Moulsham Mill Craft & Business Centre – Chelmsford
Mountfitchet Castle & Norman Village of 1066 – Stansted Mountfitchet
New Hall Vineyards – Chelmsford
Old MacDonalds Educational Farm Park – Brentwood
Paper Mill Lock Cruises – Chelmsford
Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary – Ingatestone
RHS Gardens Hyde Hall – Chelmsford
Rollerworld – Colchester
The Brentwood Centre – Brentwood
The Combined Military Services Museum – Maldon
The Gardens of Easton Lodge – Gt Dunmow
The John Wilkin Collection – Tiptree
The Minories Art Gallery – Colchester
The Museum of Power – Maldon
Tropical Wings World of Wildlife – South Woodham Ferrers

For details on all these attractions, contact the Visitor Information Centre , Town Hall, 61 Newland Street, Witham CM8 2FE
Tel: 01376-502674 Email:
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