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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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See below for all the best towns & attractions in Essex, or see a selection of our Essex photographs on our picture tour of Essex..

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Recommended towns & villages in Essex

Alms Houses, South Weald, Brentwood, Essex

Brentwood

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

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Chipping Ongar Main Street, Essex

Chipping Ongar

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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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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Earls Colne, Essex.  High Street viewed from the corner of Massingham Drive

Earls Colne

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

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Epping, Essex

Epping

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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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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Tracks in the snow

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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Beeleigh Lock

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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St Osyth Priory, Essex

St Osyth

The village is noted for its medieval Priory, a Grade I listed building which started life as a foundation for Augustinian Canons around 1127, it later became an abbey which was eventually dissolved in 1539...

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The historic Light house tower (The Naze Tower) from the beach at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

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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Recommended attractions in Essex

Adventure Island on the seafront at Southend, Essex. Boxing Day '05

Adventure Island

This is the number one theme park in the Southeast of England, a great place for anyone at any age, especially children and tiny.....

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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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Dragonfly.

Belhus Woods Country Park

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Danbury Park Country Park

Danbury Park Country Park

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Squirrel

High Woods Country Park

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Hylands park, Chelmsford, Essex

Hylands Park

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Saffron Walden Castle

Saffron Walden Castle

Very little remains of Saffron Walden Castle, but what is here is well worth seeing for it is a fine example of a Norman.....

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The historic Light house tower (The Naze Tower) from the beach at 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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A picture of Weald Country Park

Weald Country Park

At almost 500 acres and once a deer park used for hunting by the Abbots of Waltham in around 1063, Weald Park has plenty of.....

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