Braintree is a town in the county of Essex and is a largely residential area. The town has been home to a variety of famous personalities including Rupert Everett, Lawrence D. Hills, John Ray, Katherine Parnell and Giles Long. The Blake House Craft Centre is a major landmark in the area while Freeport is the main shopping district in Braintree, known for its designer clothing stores. The town is close to a variety of attractions such as Hedingham Castle, Audley End House and Hylands House.
Braintree has a number of marketing consultants and Internet marketing service providers that occupy office space along with computer networking companies, courier and messenger services, fashion companies and insurance agents. RDC, the world’s largest IT disposal and recycling company, have head offices in Braintree as do Connectix, a leading manufacturer of communications products.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Cineworld, set in the heart of the Freeport shopping district, offers 12-screens for movie fans to enjoy the latest releases. The Bocking Arts Theatre is within easy reach while those looking for some outdoor action can head to Great Notley Discovery Centre. If you fancy dining out in Braintree, there are a lot of options ranging from local British food to exotic East Asian cuisine. Caffe Uno has a Mediterranean menu for its guests while The Three Tuns is the place to go if you want to sample a variety of international delicacies under the same roof. There is Italian cooking on offer at the Tutti Tuscan Grille while Chimichanga serves fiery Mexican cuisine.
Braintree is connected to the overground railway network by Braintree station while Braintree Freeport railway station is situated adjacent to the major shopping district in town. Braintree is in the path of a major cycle route for those who want to take the healthy option when it comes to travelling. Various bus, taxi and coach services provide regular services in and around town.