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Towns in Essex

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Beauchamp Roding, Essex

This is just one of a group of delightful Essex village's all bearing the name Roding. The name is probably taken from the River Roding which winds its way through the region watering fertile fields and meadows...

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Blackmore, Essex

The village of Blackmore has a long and fascinating history. It lies in an area mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086, and one of its oldest and most attractive buildings is the Priory Church of St. Lawrence...

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Brentwood, Essex

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

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Brightlingsea, Essex

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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Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex

Burnham-on-Crouch, a small town on the north bank of the River Crouch as it winds its way towards Foulness Point and the North Sea...

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Canvey Island, Essex

With a pleasant coast, intriguing creeks to explore and views across the Thames estuary to Allhallows and beyond, it is not surprising that Canvey Island is a popular tourist destination...

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Castle Hedingham, Essex

Set in enchanting border countryside where the fine old counties of Suffolk and Essex meet, lies the delightful village of Castle Hedingham which has pleasant buildings and an historic castle to explore...

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Chipping Ongar, Essex

Chipping Ongar is a pleasing town, it is within easy driving distance of Waltham Abbey and is surrounded by several places of interest...

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Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

Clacton-on-Sea is a fine Victorian resort that offers visitors and enjoyable and jolly time...

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Coggeshall, Essex

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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Colchester, Essex

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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Danbury, Essex

Picturesque English village of great charm. Surrounded almost entirely by open countryside Danbury has immense appeal for the tourist...

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Dedham, Essex

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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Dovercourt, Essex

These days Dovercourt is part of Harwich, it operates as a coastal resort town with a pleasant sandy beach backed by a sea wall. The beach has been awarded the E.U. Blue Flag indicating its cleanliness and safety for families with children...

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Earls Colne, Essex

This attractive village spreads out from the banks of the River Colne in the beautiful Colne valley...

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Epping, Essex

Queen Elizabeth 1st was a frequent visitor to Epping. It was in 1575 on a visit to Thomas Heneage at Copped Hall that the Queen costituted him Clerk of the Market with his heirs forever, she also granted further market rights...

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Finchingfield, Essex

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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Fingringhoe, Essex

Delightful Fingringhoe is home to one of the most outstanding Nature Reserves in the country. It was formed out of a disused gravel pit near the estuary of the beautiful River Colne and today it is the premier flagship of the Essex Wildlife Trust...

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Frinton-on-Sea, Essex

Frinton, is a sedate area which retains a refined atmosphere and many gracious Victorian properties from when the then small seaside village was developed as a resort in the 1860's by Sir Richard Cooker...

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Greenstead, Essex

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

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