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A picture of Walton on the Naze

Walton on the Naze (55 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Essex (1.5 miles, 2.4 km, direction NE)

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...

Sunrays from Clacton pier

Clacton-on-Sea (112 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Essex (5.1 miles, 8.2 km, direction SW)

Clacton-on-Sea is a fine Victorian resort that offers visitors and enjoyable and jolly time...

Jaywick Beach (Essex) February 2005

Jaywick (7 Pictures)

in the county of Essex (6.6 miles, 10.6 km, direction SW)

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...

Dovercourt Lighthouse

Dovercourt (54 Pictures)

in the county of Essex (7.0 miles, 11.2 km, direction N)

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...

Tracks in the snow

Harwich (92 Pictures)

in the county of Essex (7.3 miles, 11.7 km, direction N)

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...

Point Clear at St Osyth, overlooking Brightlingsea, Essex

St Osyth (23 Pictures)

in the county of Essex (7.7 miles, 12.3 km, direction W)

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...

Brightlingsea in Bloom 2017

Brightlingsea (34 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Essex (9.7 miles, 15.7 km, direction W)

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...

Mistley Church, Essex

Mistley (19 Pictures)

in the county of Essex (10.7 miles, 17.1 km, direction NW)

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

Manningtree (19 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Essex (11.2 miles, 18.0 km, direction NW)

The town shows fine examples of weavers cottages and walks through the town reveal fine Georgian facades behind which are Tudor and Elizabethan houses...

Flatford Lock

Flatford (54 Pictures)

in the county of Suffolk (13.4 miles, 21.5 km, direction NW)

On arrival in Flatford there is little to prepare you for its overwhelming beauty, but you should not be surprised, for this after all is Constable Country, an area made famous by the great landscape painter and which features in so many of his pictures...

Beach at West Mersea, Essex

West Mersea (22 Pictures)

in the county of Essex (14.1 miles, 22.7 km, direction W)

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...

St Mary's Chuch, East Bergholt, Suffolk

East Bergholt (19 Pictures)

in the county of Suffolk (14.2 miles, 22.8 km, direction NW)

This enchanting village gained lasting fame as Constable's birth place. It also has a very unusual medieval bell cage...

Greenstead Church, said to be the world's oldest wooden building, in Greenstead, England

Greenstead (1 Pictures)

in the county of Essex (14.2 miles, 22.9 km, direction W)

Greenstead Church is said to be the oldest wooden building in the world. Well worth a visit....

High Street, Dedham

Dedham (34 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Essex (14.2 miles, 22.9 km, direction NW)

There are two things that immediately strike you about this enchanting village, the first is the opulence of the beautiful 15th-century church, and the second is the fascinating view of the River Stour, which, like the church, has featured in Constable paintings...

Colchester Castle

Colchester (163 Pictures)

a Historic City in the county of Essex (15.9 miles, 25.5 km, direction W)

Fascinating historic Essex town in which there was probably a settlement in both the 5th-century BC, and the Ist-century AD. The invading Roman's occupied Colchester in AD 43, and.....

Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich, Suffolk

Ipswich (92 Pictures)

in the county of Suffolk (16.2 miles, 26.0 km, direction N)

This is a town that can trace its history back to the Stone-Age, it has been a successive settlement throughout the ages and has been populated by settlers from the Iron-Age,.....

Sutton Church. Sutton, Suffolk

Sutton (1 Pictures)

in the county of Suffolk (17.1 miles, 27.5 km, direction N)

Sutton is an old village overlooking the waters of the River Debden as it makes its way towards the sea...

Cumberland Street

Woodbridge (59 Pictures)

in the county of Suffolk (18.5 miles, 29.8 km, direction N)

Many of the houses that surround the old Market square round which this Port has grown are exceedingly attractive and of major historical interest...

Nayland, Suffolk

Nayland (1 Pictures)

in the county of Suffolk (18.7 miles, 30.1 km, direction NW)

The heady beauty of Suffolk has been the inspiration of artist's for centuries and the village of Nayland, in the hear of Constable country is no exception...

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Marks Tey (1 Pictures)

in the county of Essex (19.7 miles, 31.8 km, direction W)

Its location is ideally suited to anyone wishing to explore fine Essex countryside, coast and the beautiful town of Colchester, Britain's oldest recorded town...

Recommended attractions near Frinton-on-Sea

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

The Naze Tower (3 Pictures)

(2.7 miles, 4.4 km, direction NE)

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

A picture of Landguard Fort, Felixstowe

Landguard Fort, Felixstowe (15 Pictures)

(8.3 miles, 13.3 km, direction N)

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.....

Beth Chatto Gardens, May 2001

Beth Chatto Gardens (22 Pictures)

(11.6 miles, 18.6 km, direction W)

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Willie Lott's Cottage, Flatford Mill, Suffolk

Flatford Mill (52 Pictures)

(13.1 miles, 21.1 km, direction NW)

Standing on the River Stour beneath the wonderful open Suffolk sky, Flatford Mill, one of the 18th century water-mills owned by.....

Dedham Art and Craft Centre

Dedham Art and Craft Centre (1 Pictures)

(14.2 miles, 22.8 km, direction NW)

The Dedham Art & Craft Centre is situated in the heart of Constable Country, on the North Essex/Suffolk border. In this.....

A picture of Chapel of St Peter-on-the-Wall

Chapel of St Peter-on-the-Wall (8 Pictures)

(14.9 miles, 23.9 km, direction SW)

The Chapel of St Peter-on-the-Wall is the oldest church in England, having been built by St Cedd in 654ad. It sits right on the.....

Colchester

Colchester Castle (21 Pictures)

(15.3 miles, 24.7 km, direction W)

Colchester is an ancient town situated on the site where a Roman city once stood. It is most famous for its massive Norman.....

St. Botolphs Priory in Colchester

St. Botolph's Priory (3 Pictures)

(15.4 miles, 24.8 km, direction W)

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Colchester zoo,Leopard

Colchester Zoo (129 Pictures)

(15.9 miles, 25.5 km, direction W)

Colchester Zoo, located in Essex, England, is renowned as one of the leading zoological parks in the United Kingdom. Established.....

Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich, Suffolk

Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich (2 Pictures)

(16.8 miles, 27.1 km, direction N)

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

Sutton Hoo Exhibition

Sutton Hoo (25 Pictures)

(18.5 miles, 29.7 km, direction N)

Sutton Hoo can be found amongst the marshy creeks and reedy rivers of Suffolk. It is perhaps most famous as the setting of one.....

Orford Castle, Suffolk

Orford Castle (5 Pictures)

(21.7 miles, 34.9 km, direction NE)

Orford Castle stands guard over the coast from a high vantage position above the River Alde. It was built by Henry II in the.....

Transport Arrives!

Orford Ness Nature Reserve (9 Pictures)

(21.9 miles, 35.3 km, direction NE)

Visitors to this lovely town wishing to see the Nature Reserve have to catch a ferry from Orford Quay. The reserve is the.....

A picture of East Anglian Railway Museum

East Anglian Railway Museum (3 Pictures)

(22.0 miles, 35.4 km, direction W)

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

Lavenham Guildhall. Lavenham, Suffolk

Lavenham Guildhall (11 Pictures)

(27.2 miles, 43.8 km, direction NW)

Built by Corpus Christi, Lavenham's Guildhall is a magnificent 16th century timber-framed tudor building, now maintained by The.....


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