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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
Clacton-on-Sea is a fine Victorian resort that offers visitors and enjoyable and jolly time...
Picturesque English village of great charm. Surrounded almost entirely by open countryside Danbury has immense appeal for the tourist...
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...
The village is noted for its medieval Priory, a Grade I listed building which started life as a foundation for Augustinian Canons around 1127, it later became an abbey which was eventually dissolved in 1539...All Essex towns & villagesHistoric Market TownsPicturesque VillagesHistoric CitiesAll towns in England
Recommended attractions in Essex
These perfectly laid out gardens were started in the mid 18th century by Atkinson Francis Gibson. They are particularly noted.....
Very little remains of Saffron Walden Castle, but what is here is well worth seeing for it is a fine example of a Norman.....All Essex AttractionsCastles in EssexEssex Beauty SpotsAll England Attractions
Random England fact:
All over Britain on Ordnance Survey maps there are heights and contours shown. All over Britain there are Ordnance Survey bench marks etched onto substantial buildings from which the height of the bench can be assertained, not to mention all the triangulation pillars with their heights recorded. All these heights all over Britain are based on the Ordnance Survey Datum level based on the mean sea level at Newlyn. There is a fundamental bench mark sealed in the end of the harbour pier.
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