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Great Dunmow Carnival 2015

For nearly nine years Harwood House Stansted B&B has been serving guests from all over the globe. Some of these travellers are just passing on their way through Stansted Airport, while many others are here to visit Great Dunmow and the surrounding countryside. We love sharing not only our home with our guests but the wonderful community of which we are proud to be a part. With many attractions nearby such as the Chelmsford City Racecourse and wonderful restaurants within walking distance or a short drive, we can see why Great Dunmow is a destination itself. This year, like every year we were delighted to welcome visitors to the annual Great Dunmow Carnival 2015 and participate in the festivities as members of the community.

Harwood House and the Great Dunmow Carnival 2015

Great Dunmow Carnival 2015

The third Saturday of September, the town of Great Dunmow comes together for parades, music, food and family fun. The event has grown with each year since it began in 1951, attracting more and more visitors every year and the Great Dunmow Carnival 2015 was no exception. This year, as in previous years, Harwood House had to get in on the fun. Co-proprietor Helen and her Rainbows once again joined the procession that kick starts the day. The procession began at 13:00 with acrobats, dancers, performers and of course parade floats at the Angel and Harp pub. The participants travelled through the Marketplace and meandered their way along Dunmow High Street, Braintree Road and St Edmunds Lane to the delight of the onlookers. The procession finished at the Recreation Ground where all of the daytime and evening entertainment took place. This year’s theme was Capital Cities so Helen and the Rainbows represented Honolulu with grass skirts and hula dancing. A fabulous time was had by all at the Great Dunmow Carnival 2015!

Stansted B&B with Parking

Whether you are visiting Great Dunmow for a country getaway or stopping for a night on your way through Stansted, Harwood House is perfectly situated. If you are looking for a comfy place to stay, our award winning service and fabulous breakfasts are sure to please even the most discerning traveller. Our bespoke taxi service is great for anyone who would like a little extra attention on their way to and from Stansted. No matter what time of day, we can drop you off or pick you up from the Airport or from a night out on the town. If you are looking for a B&B near Stansted with parking feel free to give us a ring, or you can book your stay online.