Braintree is a quaint Essex town with a few interesting attractions for those who need to calm their nerves after the inevitable sensory overload of nearby London. The people of Braintree are friendly and gracious, and the overall attitude of this town renders even its most average pub or café atmospheric and memorable. Whether you stop there to shop, enjoy a pint or admire the architecture, you will not regret spending a little time in Braintree. ... Read more »
- Hatfield Forest
- Kelvedon Hatch
- Freeport Shopping Village of Braintree
- See traditional tudor homes of the “Bocking End” neighbourhood
- Shop the Wednesday and Saturday street markets in the town centre
- Enjoy parades and shows during Braintree and Bocking Carnival (June)
Braintree's temperate climate brings warm summers and cold winters with 60 cm of rain and 47 cm of snow annually. Summer highs peak at 23°C and winter lows can drop to 3°C. Late summer and early fall have the rainiest months, while February and March are the driest. The humidity stays above 90 percent almost year round.
Getting There & Around
Braintree has a rail station and a small airport, and London, which has several more airports, is only 64 km away. The A120 and A131 motorways provide access to the city from nearby towns of Chelmsford and Colchester, and both of these towns offer bus routes to Braintree.
Braintree has a reliable and cheap public bus system, but you can easily walk to most attractions in town.« Hide