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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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Recommended towns & villages in Essex

Stocks on the Village Green

Blackmore

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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Alms Houses, South Weald, Brentwood, Essex

Brentwood

In the romantic days of coach travel Brentwood was a staging post on an old road to London...

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Brightlingsea

Brightlingsea

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...

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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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Coggeshall village sign

Coggeshall

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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Frinton Beach. Frinton on Sea, Essex

Frinton-on-Sea

Frinton, is a sedate area which retains a refined atmosphere and many gracious Victorian properties from when the then small seaside village was developed as a resort in the 1860's by Sir Richard Cooker...

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Harwich

Harwich

The great seafarers of centuries have left the shores of England, these include Raleigh, Drake, Frobisher and Admiral Lord Nelson, all of whom brought glory for England...

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St Mary The Virgin, Wendens Ambo

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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A walk on the beach

Westcliff-on-Sea

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

Adventure Island on the seafront at Southend, Essex. Boxing Day '05

Adventure Island

This is the number one theme park in the Southeast of England, a great place for anyone at any age, especially children and tiny.....

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Audley End House

Audley End

Once, centuries ago in the days of Henry VIII a Benedictine Abbey stood here. A casualty of King's Dissolution caused by his.....

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Dragonfly.

Belhus Woods Country Park

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Lake in Danbury Park, Chelmsford, Essex, at dusk

Danbury Park Country Park

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A picture of East Anglian Railway Museum

East Anglian Railway Museum

Where better to take the children for a great day out! Here at the East Anglian Railway Museum, children, mum and dad, even.....

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Hadleigh Castle, Hadleigh, Essex

Hadleigh Castle

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

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Grey Squirrel

High Woods Country Park

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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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