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Address: Cressing Temple Witham Road, Braintree CM77 8PD, England
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+44 333 013 2738
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10:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 16:30
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A beautiful setting hosting two of the world's oldest and finest...

A beautiful setting hosting two of the world's oldest and finest timber-built barns, dating back to the 1200's and built by the Knights Templar and complimented by a Tudor Walled Garden.

The perfect wedding ceremony venue and a fascinating place for coach tours, finished off perfectly with a visit to the Tiptree Tearoom.

We also host numerous events throughout the year - Admission fees will apply when the events take place and opening hours may differ.

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Great for short visits on free days

Cressing Temple has plenty of space for my toddler to run around. We normally only go when there is no event on as its free parking and entry and keeps us entertained for an hour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Jay3679
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Witham, United Kingdom
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Witham, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cressing Temple has plenty of space for my toddler to run around. We normally only go when there is no event on as its free parking and entry and keeps us entertained for an hour or so running round the gardens and barns. The Tiptree tearoom is a nice addition to the Barns and we stop occasionally for cake.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a great outing here with my 97-year-old mother-in-law. Lunch in the tearoom - very good food. The walled garden is lovely, even in March. We enjoyed the gardener's shelter, the Knot Garden, the Fount, the pool and runnel. Lovely details. The barns are well-maintained and impressive. Great historic exhibits, explanations of early woodworking and carpentry joining. A treasure.

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CressingTemple, Customer Liaison Officer at Cressing Temple, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Thank you for leaving your review, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to Cressing Temple and have passed your feedback to the appropriate teams. We hope you will visit us again in the near future. Kind regards Gemma Clayton Customer Liaison Officer More 

Witham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a lovely piece of local history, which I love going to. Quite often has interesting events held there, staff friendly and knowledgeable, lovely walled garden, good exhibits in one of the barns

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CressingTemple, Customer Liaison Officer at Cressing Temple, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Thank you for your feedback, we hope you will continue to visit Cressing Temple and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Kind regards Gemma Clayton Essex County Council Cressing Temple Barns More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

What a surprise on the 14th. A new shape on our favourite cheese scones and still as good as ever if not better👌

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is an amazing site with magnificent 13th century barns. There is a Tudor garden and a Wilkins of Tiptree tearoom. They are most interesting to view when there is a re-enactment event on. The barns are also available for hire and the atmosphere in side them is amazing

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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Visited for the first time this morning and my friend and I were disappointed. The surroundings are lovely and the cafe has been nicely furnished but our breakfast was not what we expected. I ordered the full English without beans and requested extra tomato instead. I was told they had no mushrooms left, so I accepted an extra egg My... More 

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CressingTemple, Customer Liaison Officer at Cressing Temple, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to review the Tiptree Tearoom based at Cressing Temple. We are sorry to hear you felt disappointed with your visit to the tearoom and we have we have passed on your feedback to the tearoom which is managed by Wilkin and Sons and not Essex County Council. We hope that this does... More 

Manila, Philippines
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90 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

These medieval barns are absolutely fascinating. An absolute must for anyone who loves history or for that matter lives in a timber framed house. The displays are so informative and educational. These barns date back to the 13Century and were built by the Knights Templar and then later by the Knights Hospitalers. Fantastic the later walled garden is beautiful. A... More 

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Lovely day today with my grand daughter and great grand daughter who we took to see Father Christmas. The whole day was a delight, from visiting the owls and the elfs giant wrapping machine, to seeing the reindeer in their cute and beautifully detailed stables, the toy shop where there was a good choice of quality toys, and of course... More 

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Took a party of 30 cyclists for a cake and coffee break. Lovely choice of food including gluten free options. Very positive comments from the people in the party about the speed and quality of the food and service.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We visited Cressing Temple on a freezing November day. Fantastic preservation of historic barns, dating back to the Knights Templar...wow! The Tiptree cafe was superb. Delicious home made scones, cakes, etc. Best we've had outside of Devon farms. The tea tasted very nice....and we are fussy about our tea! Great selection of old fashioned preserves and many other nice foodstuffs... More 

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