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About Essex

The County of Essex is located in the South-East of England. Being a Coastal County Essex has much to offer, such as the seaside Town of Southend-on-Sea a popular holiday destination which boasts the longest pleasure pier in the world. Other nearby attractions include Southchurch Hall a museum housed in a half-timbered medieval manor house, which dates back to the early 14th century or alternatively why not go and see a White Tiger eye to eye in White Tiger Valley at Colchester Zoo.
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Underneath Clacton Pier

Clacton-on-Sea

Clacton-on-Sea is a fine Victorian resort that offers visitors and enjoyable and jolly time...

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Colchester Abbey Ruins

Colchester

Interestingly, this is England's oldest-recorded town. It has stood on the banks of the River Colne amid fine Essex countryside throughout some of history's most tempestuous times...

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River Colne, near Fingringhoe

Fingringhoe

Delightful Fingringhoe is home to one of the most outstanding Nature Reserves in the country. It was formed out of a disused gravel pit near the estuary of the beautiful River Colne and today it is the premier flagship of the Essex Wildlife Trust...

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Groyne and Sea at Frinton On Sea at night.

Frinton-on-Sea

Frinton, is a sedate area which retains a refined atmosphere and many gracious Victorian properties from when the then small seaside village was developed as a resort in the 1860's by Sir Richard Cooker...

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Jaywick Beach (Essex) February 2005

Jaywick

Much of Jaywick was built during the early part of the 20th century when Mr. Frank Stedman, a business man, bought the existing marshland to turn into a holiday resort...

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A Wide angle view of the River Stour at Mistley, Essex, where there are usually hundreds of Swans.

Mistley

Mistley lies on the south bank of the River Stour not far from Manningtree, to which it is joined via a tree-lined walk along the river which is oddly called The Walls...

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Southend

Southend-on-Sea

Southend-on-Sea is mostly known for its long pier and large amusement park - Adventure Island, which has rides to suit all tastes and all ages...

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St Osyth in the snow 2009

St Osyth

The village is noted for its medieval Priory, a Grade I listed building which started life as a foundation for Augustinian Canons around 1127, it later became an abbey which was eventually dissolved in 1539...

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Adventure Island, formely known as Peter Pans

Adventure Island

This is the number one theme park in the Southeast of England, a great place for anyone at any age, especially children and tiny.....

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Audley End gardens

Audley End

Once, centuries ago in the days of Henry VIII a Benedictine Abbey stood here. A casualty of King's Dissolution caused by his.....

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Gates at Bridge End Gardens

Bridge End Gardens

These perfectly laid out gardens were started in the mid 18th century by Atkinson Francis Gibson. They are particularly noted.....

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Colchester Castle, Essex

Colchester Castle

Colchester is an ancient town situated on the site where a Roman city once stood. It is most famous for its massive Norman.....

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Dedham Art and Craft Centre

Dedham Art and Craft Centre

The Dedham Art & Craft Centre is situated in the heart of Constable Country, on the North Essex/Suffolk border. In this.....

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A picture of East Anglian Railway Museum

East Anglian Railway Museum

Where better to take the children for a great day out! Here at the East Anglian Railway Museum, children, mum and dad, even.....

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Hylands house, Hylands park, Chelmsford, Essex

Hylands Park

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Saffron Walden Castle, Saffron Walden, Essex

Saffron Walden Castle

Very little remains of Saffron Walden Castle, but what is here is well worth seeing for it is a fine example of a Norman.....

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Sun through the trees at Westley Heights Country Park, Westley Heights, Essex

Westley Heights Country Park

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