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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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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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Jousting at Hedingham Castle, Essex  26/8/2002

Castle Hedingham

Set in enchanting border countryside where the fine old counties of Suffolk and Essex meet, lies the delightful village of Castle Hedingham which has pleasant buildings and an historic castle to explore...

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Colchester Abbey Ruins

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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St Andrew, Earls Colne

Earls Colne

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

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Mill and Church

Fingringhoe

Delightful Fingringhoe is home to one of the most outstanding Nature Reserves in the country. It was formed out of a disused gravel pit near the estuary of the beautiful River Colne and today it is the premier flagship of the Essex Wildlife Trust...

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Jaywick Beach (Essex) February 2005

Jaywick

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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Manningtree

Manningtree

The town shows fine examples of weavers cottages and walks through the town reveal fine Georgian facades behind which are Tudor and Elizabethan houses...

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Mistley Church, Essex

Mistley

Mistley lies on the south bank of the River Stour not far from Manningtree, to which it is joined via a tree-lined walk along the river which is oddly called The Walls...

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Saffron Walden, Essex

Saffron Walden

The outstanding feature of Saffron Walden is its rich variety of properties tangled around its web of ancient streets...

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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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Dragonfly.

Belhus Woods Country Park

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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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The lake.

Hainault Forest Country Park

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Squirrel

High Woods Country Park

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Lake early morning, 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 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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Sun through the trees at Westley Heights Country Park, Westley Heights, Essex

Westley Heights Country Park

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