halsteadThe attractive traditional market town of Halstead is just over a mile from Claverings Farm, with
a wide variety of individual shops, restaurants and interesting walks. A market is held on Fridays
and Saturdays, and is a friendly place to visit. Halstead is also home to Stanley Hall, where open
air opera festivals are staged throughout the year.  
More information: www.stanleyhall.co.uk

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earls colne

Situated approximately 3 miles from Claverings Farm, Earls Colne a beautiful historic village
with a 13th century church and many houses built in the 17 and 18 centuries. There are
a number of shops, two golf courses and plenty of pubs and restaurants to pass the time in
should you wish to pay the village a visit!

More information: www.earlscolne.org
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marks hall

Located a short drive from Claverings Farm, between Coggeshall and Earls Colne, the
Marks Hall Estate is a great location for a relaxing woodland walk or a day out with the family.
Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum features landscaped woodland walks and footpaths, with
stunning views across the lakes to the Millennium Walk and the 18th Century Walled Garden. 

More information: www.markshall.org.uk
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Located just off the A120 and a short drive from Claverings Farm, Coggeshall is a small
attractive town, known for almost 300 listed buildings, and which was named the Eastern
England & Home Counties Village of the Year in 2003. Coggeshall is also home to Paycockes
House and Grange Barn – two National Trust run properties of great historic interest.  
More information:  http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coggeshall-grange-barn/

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Formed in 1974, the Colne Valley Railway is a mile long heritage railway based at Castle
Hedingham Station, just a short drive from Halstead. The railway consists of a running
line, with a fully reconstructed station, signal box and railway yard and is home to three
ex-mainline steam locomotives. Dogs are not permitted anywhere on the railway site, with
the exception of assistance dogs. 
More information:

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A visit to Hedingham castle and its beautiful grounds is ideal for a family outing, and during
the summer there are a variety of special events which bring its colourful history to life. In the
grounds you can enjoy watching an exciting jousting tournament or other seasonal entertainment.
Within the castle itself there are four floors to explore, including a magnificent Banqueting Hall
spanned by a remarkable 28 foot arch, one of the largest Norman arches in England. 
More information:www.hedinghamcastle.co.uk

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eastanglian railmuseum copyThe East Anglian Railway Museum is a working museum dedicated to preserving the history of
railways in the Eastern Counties. Based at Chappel and Wakes Colne Railway station, the complex
of Victorian buildings has a unique story to tell from the 1840s through to the 21st Century.
Made up of station buildings, signal boxes, goods sheds and restoration sheds, the museum
has the most comprehensive collection of railway architecture, locomotives, coaches,
wagons, and ephemera in the region.  
More information:www.earm.co.uk