The town of Brentwood grew up in the late 12th century (around a forest clearing),
as a convenient stopping place for pilgrims travelling from East Anglia
and the Midlands to Canterbury.
It later developed as an 18th century coaching centre with some good inns.
The town is surrounded by rural areas of countryside and parkland,
offering excellent opportunities for walking.
Brentwood is located in Essex:
46 km away from London