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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. View the pictures of Essex..

Recommended towns & villages in Essex

Blackmore village green, 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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The tides out.

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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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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Underneath Clacton Pier


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

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Coggeshall village sign


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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Danbury War Memorial


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

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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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Jaywick Beach (Essex) February 2005


Much of Jaywick was built during the early part of the 20th century when Mr. Frank Stedman, a business man, bought the existing marshland to turn into a holiday resort...

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Village property


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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Clasic country cottages

Wendens Ambo

This enchanting village with its unusual name lies at the western boundary of the county. Its quaint name comes from the joining of Great and Little Ambo in the 17th century...

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Belhus Woods Country Park


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Bridge End Gardens, Saffron Walden, Essex

Bridge End Gardens

These perfectly laid out gardens were started in the mid 18th century by Atkinson Francis Gibson. They are particularly noted.....

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Obelisk at Colchester Castle

Colchester Castle

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

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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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Hylands house, Hylands park, Chelmsford, Essex

Hylands Park


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View from highest point

One Tree Hill 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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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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Sun through the trees at Westley Heights Country Park, Westley Heights, Essex

Westley Heights Country Park


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