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Farming Heritage of Essex

Farming Heritage of Essex

East Anglia is often described as the bread basket of the country and this is a day with a difference that looks at farming in Essex from historic times to the present day, with an included tractor tour at Tiptree.

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We start with a visit to Cressing Temple, site of 13th century barns which were built by the Knights Templar and are among the oldest and largest wooden structures of their kind in Europe. They are also just some of the few remaining Templar buildings in England. There is a tea room on site for you to purchase refreshments if you choose, or perhaps you may be prefer to join our guide for a short familiarisation tour.


Our scenic tour then takes us through the Essex countryside landscape and the beautiful village of Coggeshall before we arrive at Tiptree and the home of Wilkins and Sons or "Tiptree Jams". There is a museum on the site as well as shop, and we have included a 40 minute guided tractor tour of their fruit farms for you around the Tiptree Fruit Farms. During the tour you will see traditional methods combined with cutting edge new technologies in fruit farming. After your tour you will be seated in the Tiptree Tea Room "Tea Garden" under their marquee where you will be served a Tiptree Cream Tea with tea or coffee.


(Please advise of any allergies/dietary requirements).



Approximate Timings

9.30am Arrive Cressing Temple

10.45am Depart Cressing Temple

11.15am Arrive Coggeshall for very short stop to get sandwich, etc.

12.15pm Depart Coggeshall

12.45pm Arrive Tiptree for tours at 1pm and 2pm

3.30pm (approx) Depart Tiptree

All timings quoted are approximate and dependent on traffic and other conditions on the day of the tour).

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address
Colchester United FC Colchester United FC, United Way CO4 5UP (off A12)
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Ipswich Railway Station Ipswich Railway Station, Burrell Road, IP2 8AL
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station

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Galloway Travel Group, Denters Hill,
Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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