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For over 1000 years people have lived in and visited this beautiful town. With its famous Guildhall and magnificent Church, set against a backdrop of Medieval houses, it is considered one of the jewels in the crown of Essex.

Thaxted is a small country town with a recorded history which dates back to before the Domesday Book. Yet although the town is full of considerable architectural interest, its attraction as a place to visit arises just as much from the special character of the town as a community. Thaxted has no artificial tourist attractions; it remains today what is has been for the last ten centuries - a thriving town which moves with the times, but also treats its heritage from the past with great respect. The past and the present come together in Thaxted as part of the daily life of everyone in the town.

Many visitors and residents know Thaxted for its connection with the Thaxted Morris Men and for the Thaxted Festival. These links take you to their websites.

Thaxted has some of the most beautiful places to visit in all of Essex. It offers tourists opportunities to visit landmarks including Thaxted Parish Church and The Guildhall to name just two. After a lovely day out and about, Thaxted also offers some fantastic places to grab a bite to eat and also enjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee.

Thaxted today has a variety of shops, restaurants, pubs and other businesses which serve the needs of residents and visitors alike, making the town a centre for trade and commerce today, as it has been for 1000 years.

Thaxted is located in northwest Essex between the market town of Saffron Walden and the ancient flitch town of Great Dunmow.  Sat nav to CM6 2LD for Town Street.

There is some on-street parking, with various restrictions such as one hour with a no return condition. All Car Parks in Thaxted are owned by the Parish Council.  The main car park is in Margaret Street.  There is a designated area for motorhomes where parking for up to 48 hours is welcome.

Other car parks are in Park Street, opposite the Baptist Church.  The Bolford Street Hall car park at the hall in Bolford Street.  At the Recreation Ground on Newbiggen Street on the road to Saffron Walden.

For more information, visit www.thaxted.co.uk

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