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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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A view of St.Botolph's Church, Beauchamp Roding, across the fields.

Beauchamp Roding

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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Brightlingsea

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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Just waiting for the tide.

Canvey Island

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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St Peter's 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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Cottages on the Common

Danbury

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

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Dovercourt Beach in Essex, on an extremely cold winter day 2006

Dovercourt

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.  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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Thaxted

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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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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Audley End

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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Danbury Park Country Park

Danbury Park Country Park

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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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On reflection

Hylands Park

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Saffron Walden Castle, Saffron Walden, Essex

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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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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