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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

Bateman's tower, Brightlingsea, Essex. New Years Day 2006

Brightlingsea (26 Pictures)

A medieval port on the Colne estuary, Brightlingsea was once an associate member of the Cinque Ports. The history of the town goes back to Roman times and it's industry has always been linked to the sea...

Danbury War Memorial

Danbury (6 Pictures)

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

West Mersea beach in Essex

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...

Chalkwell Esplanade, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex

Westcliff-on-Sea (12 Pictures)

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...

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Recommended attractions in Essex

Carriage in the Park

Danbury Park Country Park (9 Pictures)

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Hadleigh Castle

Hadleigh Castle (16 Pictures)

Built by the Normans on the approach to London, lived in by 3 queens; Catherine of Aragon, Anne of Cleves and Catherine Parr......

Hylands house, Hylands park, Chelmsford, Essex

Hylands Park (8 Pictures)

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