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About the county of EssexThe 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.
See our recommended Essex towns and villages below, along with our listed Essex attractions, and Essex hotels and holiday cottages.
Recommended towns & villages to visit in Essex
In the romantic days of coach travel Brentwood was a staging post on an old road to London...
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...
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...
A fine old town, beautifully set on a ridge above the Blackwater, with views across Northey Island and Osea Island...All Essex towns & villagesHistoric Market TownsPicturesque VillagesHistoric CitiesAll towns in England
Recommended attractions in Essex
Once, centuries ago in the days of Henry VIII a Benedictine Abbey stood here. A casualty of King's Dissolution caused by his.....
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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Random England fact:
The name Big Ben is not the name of the clock tower itself, but the name of the Great Bell inside the tower.
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