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Cressing Temple

Open today: 10:30 - 16:30
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Tea anyone

The environment is pleasant. Little shop areas there also, the food and drink is good. The place is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Braintree, United Kingdom
Beautifully maintained historical buildings

Very interesting and beautifully maintained historical site, well worth a visit. The barns are... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
Hollesley, United Kingdom
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“walled garden”(33 reviews)
“knights templar”(17 reviews)
“tea room”(17 reviews)
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...more
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Cressing Temple Witham Road, Braintree CM77 8PD, England
+44 333 013 2738
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked for my daughters wedding, most beautiful place with history, chosen for the walled gardens to get married in (subject to the weather) back up barn for the ceremony was lovely. My gripe is the reception, my daughter chose to have the marquee option which...More

Thank Marcia J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The environment is pleasant. Little shop areas there also, the food and drink is good. The place is also clean.

Thank nytullett23
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Very interesting and beautifully maintained historical site, well worth a visit. The barns are particularly impressive. Free entrance too.

Thank suffolkbirdie
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Lovely walled garden that is well looked after and historic barns dating back to 1200s really worth a visit love the fact it was free and enjoyed the couple of hours we spent here and weather wasn't to bad

2  Thank gemstones348
Reviewed 4 September 2018

It is as good as some English Heritage sites - but this one is run by Essex County Council and is FREE. It has a big free car park, and you can walk around the historic barns for free (or buy a guide book for...More

1  Thank Freddyminster
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

A lovely location the barns are very interesting with displays and information, the walled garden is a lovely place to wander in and sit and enjoy the peace & quiet and with the nice little cafe (which can get very busy at peak times) a...More

Thank Phillip C
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful location but the quality in the Tiptree cafe is poor compared to others I have visited. The Brie and bacon toasted sandwich was poor and the children’s cheese and tomato pizza for children was just sugary ketchup and cheese. The woman...More

Thank 307RC
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We were at a loose end and looking for something to do. So we looked up Cressing Temple, glad i did. I phoned to ask what the cost was as the website wasn’t very helpful. Was extremely surprised that she said it was free, which...More

Thank Sam C
CressingTemple, General Manager at Cressing Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Good morning Sam, Thank you for leaving your feedback and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit, which it sounds like you were not alone! The Granary is one of our most 'active' buildings that our visitors experience unusual activity. We hope you...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018

Often pop in here for Sunday breakfast but myself and my family have been here for various times, including afternoon cream tea. I cannot say I have ever had anything that was not good and the cakes are lovely.

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely way to spend a couple of hours. The grounds are immaculate and there are lots of little hidden barns. The tea rooms are lovely and the food was very nice.

Thank d4debs
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3 September 2017|
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Response from CressingTemple | Property representative |
This is a historical venue so when there are no events taking place, there is plenty of green space for the children to make use of, a small story pack they can borrow from the Visitor's Centre and some educational boards in... More
27 August 2015|
Response from CressingTemple | Property representative |
Good morning, There will be no admission charge today. Cressing Temple is free to visit on non-event days. Kind regards
Tina H
18 July 2015|
Response from CressingTemple | Property representative |
Hello there, Please may you advise where you saw it advertised as a free event? Essex County Council do not advertise for this event as it is a site hire at Cressing Temple. We only place the event on our website, and the... More