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Pictures of Essex

A county in England

About the county of 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.

Recommended towns & villages to visit in Essex

Coggeshall Clock Tower

Coggeshall (9 Pictures)

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...

Epping, Essex

Epping (7 Pictures)

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...

Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. Fishing boat in Old Leigh.

Leigh-on-Sea (58 Pictures)

At Leigh, visitors will find a small sandy beach and a narrow High Street containing lovely old fishermen's cottages. The resort is situated close to Leigh Marsh Nature Reserve and Two Tree Island, a lonely expanse of windswept grass and saltings...

Sunset at The Hard

West Mersea (22 Pictures)

The beach is crammed full of colourful beach huts and has fine views across the mouth of the River Blackwater to Bradwell-on-Sea. The beach is safe for bathing, windsurfing is popular and there is a small jetty for boats...

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Recommended attractions in Essex

Audley End

Audley End (105 Pictures)

Once, centuries ago in the days of Henry VIII a Benedictine Abbey stood here. A casualty of King's Dissolution caused by his.....

Colchester Castle

Colchester Castle (21 Pictures)

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

Lake in Danbury Park, Chelmsford, Essex, at dusk

Danbury Park Country Park (9 Pictures)

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Hylands House

Hylands Park (8 Pictures)

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