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About the county of EssexThe 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.
See our recommended Essex towns and villages below, along with our listed Essex attractions, and Essex hotels and holiday cottages.
Recommended towns & villages to visit in Essex
Chipping Ongar is a pleasing town, it is within easy driving distance of Waltham Abbey and is surrounded by several places of interest...
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...
The village of Thaxted is stunningly beautiful with many reminders that it was once and perhaps always has been an extremely prosperous place...
The coast along this stretch of Essex beaches may be somewhat urbanised, but it remains full of surprises with reminders of the times when smugglers would stealthily enter the creeks between the mudflats to distribute their illicit cargoes at local inns...All Essex towns & villagesHistoric Market TownsPicturesque VillagesHistoric CitiesAll towns in England
Recommended attractions in Essex
Built by the Normans on the approach to London, lived in by 3 queens; Catherine of Aragon, Anne of Cleves and Catherine Parr......
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.....All Essex AttractionsCastles in EssexEssex Beauty SpotsAll England Attractions
Random England fact:
Ramsgate in Kent was described by Daniel Defoe as a nice little place, but the people insist it be called "Romans Gate" But this has not been proved. In fact the Romans came ashore a few miles away at Walmer.
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