The Essex town of Braintree is ideally located between Chelmsford and Colchester and enjoys colourful, bustling markets. You'll find plenty of local amenities including schools and excellent transport links.
Local Area
Braintree offers the perfect blend of town and country, with a wealth of amenities including health clubs and eating out options, but surrounded by quaint and pretty villages.

There is a good selection of highly-rated primary and secondary schools, while shoppers can enjoy two regular markets, a designer outlet village and a wide choice of stores in the town centre. The nearby Great Notley Country Park is also set within some 100 acres of beautiful countryside.
Schools
  • Lyons Hall School (OFSTED ‘Outstanding’)
  • St Michael’s Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School (OFSTED ‘Outstanding’)
  • Alec Hunter Academy (OFSTED ‘Good’)
  • Great Bradfords Junior School (OFSTED ‘Good’)
Transport

The A120 branch road is just minutes away and connects with the M11 motorway for travel to London in around 1 hour and 22 minutes. Stansted Airport is around 17 minutes away by road, also via the A120.

Trains from Braintree station connect with Witham, joining the Great Eastern Main Line for onward travel to London Liverpool Street. Services run hourly on weekdays, with a journey time of around an hour.

Map
Find Braintree here and discover nearby locations:
  • Chelmsford
  • Colchester
  • Great Dunmow
  • Thaxted
  • Witham
  • Halstead

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