No trip to Uttlesford would be complete without a visit to Thaxted.
It is one of Britain’s most attractive and well-preserved small towns, set within open countryside halfway between Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow.
It has a wealth of medieval buildings, thatched cottages and quaint streets. The magnificent Thaxted Parish Church is of cathedral proportions and the Guildhall is ample evidence of the town’s prosperity and standing having once been the centre of the cutlery trade. A small market still takes place every Friday.
Read more about Thaxted Parish Church here.
WALKING IN THAXTED
The compact nature of the town centre makes it perfect for a short circular walk taking in many of the famous sites and enjoying the undulating north Essex countryside.
Read more about Thaxted Wildlife Trail here.
THAXTED MORRIS MEN
Thaxted is also home to the annual Morris Weekend which sees the gathering of Morris dancers from across the country gathering to dance through the town culminating in the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance in the churchyard.
Read more about Thaxted Morris Men here.