Pictures of England Pictures of England

Exploring the most Picturesque & Historic parts of England

Over 150,000 photos of England
22,000+ members
Click here to join the community

Pictures of Mistley

in the county of Essex

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

About Mistley

The beautiful Stour valley is the land that inspired Constable, it is a place where everywhere you go there is a fresh delight, be it old windmill, ancient church or the simple pleasure of a leafy Essex lane. 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. All along the walk you have spectacular views of swans, part of a population who live and breed here.

The town is famous for Mistley Towers, a pair of church towers part of a church by Robert Adam that was left unfinished in the 1770's. It was part of an unsuccessful plan to turn Mistley into a spa. The plan was master-minded by Richard Rigby, an ambitious politician who made a fortune as paymaster-general of the forces. The stone swan fountain at the centre of the town is another survivor of Rigby's scheme. Of Mistley's prosperous brewing and malting era you can see restored Victorian malt-house and the quay. The town's attractive buildings include sweet weavers cottages, noted inns and handsome Georgian properties. The 'secret bunker' which drew so much attention was closed to the public in 2002.

Manningtree, is a delightful Georgian town which was once a busy port. It is England's smallest town and from here it is possible to walk through beautiful Constable countryside to Flatford Mill.

This is a great area for tourists for apart from the old market towns and villages there are river estuaries inhabited with a rich variety of wildlife and an interesting coastline to explore. Both Mistley and Manningtree make ideal destinations for a quiet weekend or a longer stay to explore countryside and coast.

Planning a visit to Mistley?
Please support the Pictures of England website by booking your Mistley hotels & accommodation through this site.

Add town to favourites

Nearby towns & villages..

Railway Station at Manningtree, Essex, at start of 'Constable Country Walk'

Manningtree (19 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Essex

(0.8 miles, 1.2 km of Mistley)

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

Flatford Mill

Flatford (42 Pictures)

in the county of Suffolk

(3.0 miles, 4.9 km, direction W of Mistley)

On arrival in Flatford there is little to prepare you for its overwhelming beauty, but you should not be surprised, for this after all is Constable Country, an area made famous by the great landscape painter and which features in so many of his pictures...

St Mary's Chuch, East Bergholt, Suffolk

East Bergholt (11 Pictures)

in the county of Suffolk

(3.5 miles, 5.7 km, direction NW of Mistley)

This enchanting village gained lasting fame as Constable's birth place. It also has a very unusual medieval bell cage...

High Street, Dedham

Dedham (34 Pictures)

in the county of Essex

(4.0 miles, 6.4 km, direction W of Mistley)

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...

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

Greenstead (1 Pictures)

in the county of Essex

(7.5 miles, 12.1 km, direction SW of Mistley)

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

All towns in Essex
Complete A to Z of towns in England

Nearby attractions..

Flatford Mill

Flatford Mill (44 Pictures)

(2.7 miles, 4.3 km, direction W)

Standing on the River Stour beneath the wonderful open Suffolk sky, Flatford Mill, one of the 18th century water-mills owned by.....

Dedham Art and Craft Centre

Dedham Art and Craft Centre (1 Pictures)

(3.9 miles, 6.2 km, direction W)

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

Beth Chatto Gardens, May 2001

Beth Chatto Gardens (22 Pictures)

(6.2 miles, 9.9 km, direction SW)


Colchester Castle, Essex

Colchester Castle (21 Pictures)

(8.3 miles, 13.4 km, direction SW)

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

St. Botolphs Priory in Colchester

St. Botolph's Priory (3 Pictures)

(8.9 miles, 14.3 km, direction SW)


Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich, Suffolk

Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich (2 Pictures)

(9.1 miles, 14.6 km, direction N)

This stunning red brick Elizabethan house was built in 1548 for a wealthy merchant with cultural leanings, therefore it is.....

Exterior view of Landguard Fort

Landguard Fort, Felixstowe (15 Pictures)

(10.4 miles, 16.7 km, direction E)

Landguard Fort lies off the southern end of Felixstowe. The first fort was built here by Henry VIII in the 1540's to guard the.....

All attractions in Mistley
All attractions in Essex
Complete A to Z of attractions in England

Hotels & Accommodation in Mistley

Mistley Hotels  Mistley Cottages  Mistley Bed & Breakfast

The Cottage in Manningtree, Essex, England

The Cottage

Manningtree, Essex, England (1.3 miles, 2.0 km, direction NW)
The Cottage is a holiday home is situated in Manningtree and is 13 km from Ipswich. The property is 13 km from Colchester and boasts views of the garden. There is a dining area and a kitchen complete...
More info and book online..  Price from £193.00

The Coach House in Tattingstone, Suffolk, England

The Coach House

Tattingstone, Suffolk, England (3.1 miles, 5.1 km, direction NE)
The Coach House is a holiday home set in Tattingstone, 9 km from Ipswich. The property is 18 km from Colchester and features views of the garden. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. There ...
More info and book online..  Price from £158.00

Appletrees in East Bergholt, Suffolk, England


East Bergholt, Suffolk, England (3.6 miles, 5.8 km, direction NW)
Situated in East Bergholt, this holiday home is set 13 km from Ipswich. The unit is 12 km from Colchester. There is a dining area and a kitchen as well as a private bathroom. A TV is provided. Other ...
More info and book online..

The Lodge in Colchester, Essex, England

The Lodge

Colchester, Essex, England (3.6 miles, 5.9 km, direction W)
Set in Colchester, The Lodge features a garden and sun terrace. Flatford is 3.4 km from the property. Free WiFi is featured . All units have a flat-screen TV. There is also a dining area and a kitche...
More info and book online..  Price from £85.00

The Goat House in Weeley, Essex, England

The Goat House

Weeley, Essex, England (4.2 miles, 6.8 km, direction S)
The Goat House is a holiday home located in Weeley, 46 km from Southend-on-Sea. The property features views of the city and is 20 km from Ipswich. Free private parking is available on site....
More info and book online..  Price from £120.00

Maison Talbooth in Dedham, Essex, England

Maison Talbooth

Dedham, Essex, England (4.3 miles, 7.0 km, direction W)
Offering a heated outdoor pool, hot tub and a spa and wellness centre, Maison Talbooth is a boutique hotel located in Dedham, Essex. Free parking is available on site, and free WiFi is accessible thro...
More info and book online..  Price from £150.00

The Glass Room in Dedham, Essex, England

The Glass Room

Dedham, Essex, England (4.4 miles, 7.1 km, direction W)
Situated 48 km from Southend-on-Sea and 18 km from Ipswich, The Glass Room offers accommodation in Dedham. It provides free private parking. The unit equipped with a kitchen with an oven and toaster....
More info and book online..  Price from £129.00

All Accommodation in Mistley..

Mistley Reviews

See all Mistley reviews..

Please login to make a review

Nearby travel help

Mistley Station(0.2 miles, 0.4 km)
Manningtree Station(1.8 miles, 2.8 km, direction W)
London Stansted Airport(36.1 miles, 58.0 km, direction W)
M11 Junction 8(37.9 miles, 61.0 km, direction W)
M11 Junction 9(39.1 miles, 62.9 km, direction W)
Cambridge Airport(42.6 miles, 68.5 km, direction NW)
Mistley to London(59.9 miles, 96.4 km, direction SW)