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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. View the pictures of Essex..

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Country Estate


In the romantic days of coach travel Brentwood was a staging post on an old road to London...

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Bateman's tower, Brightlingsea, Essex. New Years Day 2006


A medieval port on the Colne estuary, Brightlingsea was once an associate member of the Cinque Ports. The history of the town goes back to Roman times and it's industry has always been linked to the sea...

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A picture of Dedham


There are two things that immediately strike you about this enchanting village, the first is the opulence of the beautiful 15th-century church, and the second is the fascinating view of the River Stour, which, like the church, has featured in Constable paintings...

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Greenstead Church, said to be the world's oldest wooden building, in Greenstead, England


Greenstead Church is said to be the oldest wooden building in the world. Well worth a visit....

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Jaywick Beach (Essex) February 2005


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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Duck Pond

Saffron Walden

The outstanding feature of Saffron Walden is its rich variety of properties tangled around its web of ancient streets...

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Low tide at Southend-on-Sea, Essex. Boxing Day '05


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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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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Hadleigh Castle and Ruins

Hadleigh Castle

Built by the Normans on the approach to London, lived in by 3 queens; Catherine of Aragon, Anne of Cleves and Catherine Parr......

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Grey Squirrel

High Woods Country Park


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Hylands house, Hylands park, Chelmsford, Essex

Hylands Park


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View from highest point

One Tree Hill Country Park


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The historic Light house tower (The Naze Tower) from the beach at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

The Naze Tower

Built above colourful fossil rich cliffs by Trinity House in 1721, the Naze Tower rises 85 feet into the air and affords visitors.....

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

Westley Heights Country Park


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