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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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St Leonards Church, Colchester

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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The round cottage at Finchingfield

Finchingfield

The pretty village of Finchingfield is situated in the South-East of England in the county of Essex. It is a popular stop for tourists after winning many prizes for being pretty,.....

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Harwich Low Lighthouse

Harwich

The great seafarers of centuries have left the shores of England, these include Raleigh, Drake, Frobisher and Admiral Lord Nelson, all of whom brought glory for England...

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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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Maldon, Essex

Maldon

A fine old town, beautifully set on a ridge above the Blackwater, with views across Northey Island and Osea Island...

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Castle Street, Saffron Walden, Essex

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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The Church of St.John The Baptist, St.Mary and St.Lawrence

Thaxted

The village of Thaxted is stunningly beautiful with many reminders that it was once and perhaps always has been an extremely prosperous place...

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A picture of Walton on the Naze

Walton on the Naze

This is a seaside resort that is a real treat for every member of the family. It is a traditional resort that simply caters for those whose wish is to have a jolly good time...

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Wendens Ambo

This enchanting village with its unusual name lies at the western boundary of the county. Its quaint name comes from the joining of Great and Little Ambo in the 17th century...

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Sunset at The Hard

West Mersea

The beach is crammed full of colourful beach huts and has fine views across the mouth of the River Blackwater to Bradwell-on-Sea. The beach is safe for bathing, windsurfing is popular and there is a small jetty for boats...

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Audley End House, Saffron Walden, Essex

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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Another red one.

Belhus Woods Country Park

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Colchester Castle

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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Just another swan.

Hainault Forest Country Park

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Hylands house, Hylands park, Chelmsford, Essex

Hylands Park

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Saffron Walden Museum, Saffron Walden, Essex

Saffron Walden Museum

This is the second oldest purpose-built museum in the country. It occupies a gracious russet brick building in an enclosed.....

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The Naze Tower at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. Built in 1721 by Trinity House

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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