Thaxted is located in northwest Essex between the market town of Saffron Walden and the ancient flitch town of Great Dunmow.  Sat nav to CM6 2LD for Town Street.

Arriving by public transport

The simplest method is to come either by plane, train or coach to Stansted Airport.  From there the number 6 bus goes through Thaxted on its way to Saffron Walden. (Visit for up to date timetables.


Arriving by car

Visitors with Sat Nav can use the Margaret Street Car Park as their destination using the post code CM6 2QN


Parking in Thaxted

There is some on-street parking, with various restrictions such as one hour with a no return condition.

All Car Parks in Thaxted are owned by the Parish Council.  All are free to use.

The main one is in Margaret Street.  There is a designated area for motorhomes where parking for up to 48 hours is welcome.

Other car parks are in Park Street, opposite the Baptist Church.  The Bolford Street Hall car park at the hall in Bolford Street.  At the Recreation Ground on Newbiggen Street on the road to Saffron Walden.


From London & The South

Thaxted is best reached via the M11 motorway.  Leave at junction 8 (Stansted Airport) and follow the A120 towards Colchester.  After passing Stansted Airport, leave the A120 at Great Dunmow (B184) and follow the signs for Thaxted.

Thaxted is about 45 miles north of London.


From Cambridge & The North

Thaxted is best reached via the M11 motorway.  Leave at junction 10 (Duxford) and follow the A505 to the B184.  As you enter Saffron Walden turn left on the B184/George Street.  Turn right at the B184/Thaxted Road and continue 7 miles to Thaxted.

Thaxted is about 25 miles south of Cambridge.  


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