Braintree is a great place to base yourself while you are exploring Essex as some of the city’s main attractions are within easy reach. The Braintree Public Gardens and the Towerlands Park Golf Course are amongst the many best places to explore here. Two more worthwhile attractions that are close by Braintree are Hedingham Castle and the Palace of Beaulieu.
Vacationers in Braintree, looking for something a little out of the ordinary, should make tracks to the cultural attractions nearby. Spend a few hours of viewing the exhibits at the East Anglian Railway Museum in Colchester.
When it’s time to scratch that golf itch, head to the Warren Golf Club in Maldon and the Benton Hall Golf and Country Club in Witham. Grab your favourite driver and hit the greens.
If you’re a sports lover, you’ll enjoy seeing local heroes, the Chelmsford City FC, take to the field at Melbourne Stadium, Chelmsford. On game days the area around the stadium becomes a sea of maroon and white, as crowds gather to cheer on their home-grown heroes.
To make the most of this fascinating part of the world, think about booking a room at one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. For a good night’s sleep it’s hard to go past the Best Western Marks Tey Hotel, Colchester, the Holiday Inn Express Braintree, and the popular Essex Golf & Country Club, Colchester.