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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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The Clock Tower

Burnham-on-Crouch

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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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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Clacton-on-Sea Beach, Essex

Clacton-on-Sea

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

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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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Frinton on Sea station, Essex

Frinton-on-Sea

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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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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Sea front at Shoeburyness, Essex

Shoeburyness

Shoeburyness lies to the eastern end of Southend beyond Thorpe Bay...

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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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Audley End gardens

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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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, Essex

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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Just another swan.

Hainault Forest Country 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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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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Weald Country Park, Essex

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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Sun through the trees at Westley Heights Country Park, Westley Heights, Essex

Westley Heights Country Park

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