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Cressing Temple

Open Now: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Very interesting location

The museum itself is very interesting and you can learn a few things about the world of carpentry... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Silent H
Worth a visit

The barns are worth visiting on their own but visiting the Tea rooms during your visit is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Braintree, United Kingdom
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“walled garden”(33 reviews)
“knights templar”(17 reviews)
“tea room”(18 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

The museum itself is very interesting and you can learn a few things about the world of carpentry in the main barns, as well as the Knights Templar.

Thank Silent H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly I want to thank the people who are actually employed at Cressing Temple for their help (Gemma especially). My daughter married here in June. The contract to hold weddings is given to Pink Butterfly Events. To say that this one woman show is a...More

3  Thank Pauline T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The barns are worth visiting on their own but visiting the Tea rooms during your visit is worthwhile, good location with excellent food and very user friendly staff.

Thank roybensley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Barns are an interesting place to visit just on their own but combining this with one of their 'special events' i.e The Food Shows or Craft Shows or their Christmas Markets is a great day out plus there is a lovely Tiptree Tea Room...More

Thank Sean S
CressingTemple, Manager at Cressing Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon Sean, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to both the grounds, the tearoom and one of our many events. Kind regards Gemma Clayton | Site Manager Essex County Council

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Couldn't agree more with your earlier reviews. Cressing Temple Barns is a lovely place and we have visited there before to other enjoyable events, however to advertise this event as a Christmas Fair really wasn't believable at all! When we paid our entrance fee. people...More

1  Thank JRH200
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love Cressing Temple and would rate it 5* on a normal day..I'm rated it on the Oakleigh Fair today as I'm just disappointed with it..We paid £10 for two adults as our son went free and well, the stalls were just disappointing, there were...More

1  Thank P Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frankly a disappointing visit to a place that I have had a number of good visits to in the past. I have been before especially to the food fairs which have been good so went looking at an early injection of festive buying to be...More

1  Thank Londontraveller1964X
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extremely disappointed. Not criticising the venue, if it had been marketed as a "Craft fayre" it would have been OK . . . but CHRISTMAS!? We did wonder why so many cars were leaving at 11.30 & after paying our £5 entrance fee we found...More

1  Thank wrinkles56
Reviewed 8 October 2018

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

2  Thank Marcia J
Reviewed 2 October 2018

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

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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
19 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