What can you See and Do

Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the beautiful grounds and gardens.

Find out about the Knights Templar and how Cressing Temple has changed over time.

Visit the huge Templar barns and see their remarkable medieval carpentry.

Granted to the Knights Templar in 1137, Cressing Temple Barns is of significant historic interest for its unique buildings and garden. Internationally renowned for its impressive and remarkably well preserved medieval carpentry, the barns attract visitors from around the world, providing them with a remarkable insight into the building techniques of the time and a glimpse into the lives of the people who built them. The Grade I listed Barley and Wheat Barns are the oldest known timber framed barns in Europe and amongst the few remaining Templar buildings in England.

Soak up the atmosphere of this beautiful heritage site and find out about its fascinating history. Wander around the walled garden to learn about Tudor plants and how they were used or simply relax in the immaculate grounds with a picnic. Why not make a day of it with a visit to the Tiptree Tea Room for a special cream tea and browse the shop and the plant stalls for a special memento of your visit.

We look forward to seeing you!

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