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in the county of Essex
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About Dovercourt

Dovercourt is far older than Harwich as confirmed by the findings of many historic relics, and the fact that the region was inhabited by Romans, and later Saxons. It also suffered the indignity of Viking raids. Later, in 1087 came mention of the area in the Doomsday Book when it was owned by Aubrey de Vere, this being long before there was any mention of Harwich for which the earliest reference is the 13th century.

These days Dovercourt is part of Harwich, it operates as a coastal resort town with a pleasant sandy beach backed by a sea wall. The beach has been awarded the E.U. Blue Flag indicating its cleanliness and safety for families with children. Other pleasures include watching the constant flow of shipping traffic as large and small craft slip in and out of Harwich harbour. On the opposite side of the mouth of the Stour lies historic Landguard Fort.

River trips and sea fishing trips are a feature of the area, but for visitors who prefer the comfort of "terra-firma" there is a picturesque boating lake, and pleasure gardens.

Shopping is available at Harwich, or for a wider selection of shops visit the larger towns of Colchester and Ipswich. Visitors will find a good selection of hotels, inns, restaurants and cafe's. This is a wonderful region for exploring the beauty of the Essex coast or the hinterland of magnificent countryside made famous in the paintings of John Constable.

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Harwich, May 2001

Harwich (97 Pictures) in the county of Essex

(0.3 miles, 0.5 km of Dovercourt)

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...

The beach at Walton On The Naze

Walton on the Naze (55 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Essex

(5.7 miles, 9.2 km, direction S of Dovercourt)

This is a seaside resort that is a real treat for every member of the family. It is a traditional resort that simply caters for those whose wish is to have a jolly good time...

Frinton Beach. Frinton on Sea, Essex

Frinton-on-Sea (12 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Essex

(7.0 miles, 11.2 km, direction S of Dovercourt)

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...

Mistley Church, Essex

Mistley (18 Pictures) in the county of Essex

(7.9 miles, 12.8 km, direction W of Dovercourt)

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...

Manningtree, Essex

Manningtree (19 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Essex

(8.7 miles, 14.0 km, direction W of Dovercourt)

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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A picture of Landguard Fort, Felixstowe

Landguard Fort, Felixstowe (15 Pictures)

(2.6 miles, 4.2 km, direction E)

Landguard Fort lies off the southern end of Felixstowe. The first fort was built here by Henry VIII in the 1540's to guard the.....

The Naze Tower at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. Built in 1721 by Trinity House

The Naze Tower (3 Pictures)

(4.9 miles, 7.9 km, direction S)

Built above colourful fossil rich cliffs by Trinity House in 1721, the Naze Tower rises 85 feet into the air and affords visitors.....

Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich, Suffolk

Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich (2 Pictures)

(10.5 miles, 16.9 km, direction NW)

This stunning red brick Elizabethan house was built in 1548 for a wealthy merchant with cultural leanings, therefore it is.....

Willie Lott's Cottage, Flatford Mill, Suffolk

Flatford Mill (52 Pictures)

(10.5 miles, 16.9 km, direction W)

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Sutton Hoo (25 Pictures)

(11.5 miles, 18.5 km, direction N)

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Dedham Art and Craft Centre

Dedham Art and Craft Centre (1 Pictures)

(11.8 miles, 18.9 km, direction W)

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Beth Chatto Gardens, May 2001

Beth Chatto Gardens (22 Pictures)

(12.4 miles, 20.0 km, direction W)


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