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

Brightlingsea

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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St. Nicholas Chapel

Coggeshall

Standing in a town full of elaborate historic properties, the simple charm of Coggeshall water mill, reflected in the waters of the Blackwell River, captivates perfectly the image of an Essex of long ago, immortalised forever in paintings by Constable and Gainsborough...

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

Greenstead

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

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Halstead Mill on The Causeway

Halstead

This busy little town lies surrounded by delightful Essex countryside. It is perhaps best known for the beautiful old white weatherboarded three-story mill built on the banks of the River Colne in the 18th century...

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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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Manningtree, Essex

Manningtree

The town shows fine examples of weavers cottages and walks through the town reveal fine Georgian facades behind which are Tudor and Elizabethan houses...

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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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Tollesbury Creek

Tollesbury

This large sea-faring village sits attractively off a tidal creek where the waters of the Blackwater River enter the sea...

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Beach at West Mersea, Essex

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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Chalkwell Esplanade, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex

Westcliff-on-Sea

The coast along this stretch of Essex beaches may be somewhat urbanised, but it remains full of surprises with reminders of the times when smugglers would stealthily enter the creeks between the mudflats to distribute their illicit cargoes at local inns...

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Belhus Woods Country Park

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Bridge End Gardens, Saffron Walden, Essex

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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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

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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Spider.

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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At the bottom of the Naze Cliffs, 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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