Thaxted is a small country town with a recorded history which dates back to before the Domesday Book. The town is full of considerable architectural interest and its attraction as a place to visit arises just as much from the special character of the town as a community.

Thaxted has a variety of shops, restaurants, pubs and other businesses which serve the needs of residents and visitors alike, making the town a centre for trade and commerce today, as it has been for 1000 years.

"There is no town in north Essex – and very few in England – to equal in beauty, compactness and juxtaposition of medieval and Georgian architecture, the town of Thaxted". Sir John Betjeman

Group visits to Thaxted.

If you want to plan a visit to the Town and the main buildings we are willing to co-ordinate your visit and provide local volunteers to take you round. This is particularly useful outside the normal opening times. Contact us by phone (01371 831675) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..