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Great Dunmow is an ancient Flitch market town nestled a stones throw away from the M11 in the wonderful county of Essex.
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As a long-standing centre for trade the ‘meadow on the hill’ (the original meaning of Dunmow) has developed gradually over the years without losing pace with change.
This long standing Market Town is rich in character and sharp on individuality with a high street full of great independent shops and businesses many of which are still housed in buildings dating back hundreds of years. From wine shops to coffee and tea treasures, long standing inns and guest houses to quirky gift and homeware shops. The Great Dunmow Town Council are passionate about maintaining the history of the Town as a centre for trade and the rural community. This is emphasised by the towns ancient Flitch festival; a unique celebration that takes place once every four years and is a celebration of marriage and community dating to the 14th Century. It is famously mentioned in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales.