Attractions

Whilst you may be quite content to relax and take a gentle stroll or bike ride around the countryside, there is plenty to occupy the more active amongst our guests. Please look at www.visitessex.com for a variety of attractions and things to do near Six Apples. Here is just a sample.

Attractions

Audley End www.audleyend.co.uk for history, gardens and summer concerts

Boydells Farm 5 minutes down the road www.boydellsdairy.co.uk

Cambridge is 35 minutes away www.visitcambridge.org

Castle Hedingham www.castlehedingham.org

Chelmsford – the home of Radio for museums and Hyde Hall for gardens and concerts www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/hyde-hall

Colchester Castle www.cimuseums.org.uk

Layer Marney Tower near Colchester www.layermarneytower.co.uk

London is an hour away www.londonpass.com

Marks Hall www.markshall.org.uk

Numerous local historic airfields such as Wethersfield and Andrewsfield www.andrewsfield.com and slightly further afield the Duxford War museum and airfield www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-duxford

Stansted Mountfitchet www.mountfitchetcastle.com

13th century church in Wethersfield

Activities & Entertainment

Cycling and walking holidays

Local locations for: Shooting; Tennis; water skiiing and Golf Gosfield Hall www.gosfieldlake.co.uk; www.gosfield-lake-golf-club.co.uk

White water rafting at the Lee Valley White Water centre www.visitleevalley.org.uk

Olympic Park at Stratford (45 mins) – go & rekindle the moment or shop til you drop at Westfield www.london2012.com; uk.westfield.com/stratfordcity

If it’s wet, try Braintree Freeport for Crazy kids www.ckplay.co.uk; Bowling or cinema www.cineworld.co.uk (Braintree)

If it’s sunny

  • There’s the Essex seaside at Clacton and Frinton is an hour’s drive
  • There’s cricket down at the village or in Chelmsford, home of Essex Country Cricket club
Dining

Numerous local country Pubs and restaurants in Shalford, Finchingfield and Braintree.

Shopping

Local shops at Shalford and Finchingfield or further afield in Chelmsford, Cambridge or Braintree Freeport www.freeport-braintree.com

Local Wedding Venues

We are the perfect accommodation for several local wedding venues including Gosfield Hall; Spains Hall; Leez Hall & Hedingham Castle.

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