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West Mersea hard, Essex

West Mersea (22 Pictures)

in the county of Essex (3.3 miles, 5.3 km, direction E)

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...

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Marks Tey (1 Pictures)

in the county of Essex (6.4 miles, 10.3 km, direction NW)

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...

Prezzo, Food Restaurant. Colchester

Colchester (167 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Essex (6.8 miles, 10.9 km, direction N)

Interestingly, this is England's oldest-recorded town. It has stood on the banks of the River Colne amid fine Essex countryside throughout some of history's most tempestuous times...

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

Greenstead (1 Pictures)

in the county of Essex (7.1 miles, 11.4 km, direction NE)

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

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

Brightlingsea (33 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Essex (7.1 miles, 11.5 km, direction E)

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...

Maldon, Essex

Maldon (139 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Essex (9.2 miles, 14.7 km, direction SW)

A fine old town, beautifully set on a ridge above the Blackwater, with views across Northey Island and Osea Island...

St Osyth in the snow

St Osyth (38 Pictures)

in the county of Essex (9.3 miles, 15.0 km, direction E)

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...

Jaywick Beach (Essex) February 2005

Jaywick (9 Pictures)

in the county of Essex (11.2 miles, 18.0 km, direction E)

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...

Earls Colne, Essex.  High Street viewed from the corner of Massingham Drive

Earls Colne (2 Pictures)

in the county of Essex (11.5 miles, 18.5 km, direction NW)

This attractive village spreads out from the banks of the River Colne in the beautiful Colne valley...

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Burnham-on-Crouch (58 Pictures)

in the county of Essex (11.7 miles, 18.9 km, direction S)

Burnham-on-Crouch, a small town on the north bank of the River Crouch as it winds its way towards Foulness Point and the North Sea...

Nayland, Suffolk

Nayland (1 Pictures)

in the county of Suffolk (12.2 miles, 19.6 km, direction N)

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...

Sunrays from Clacton pier

Clacton-on-Sea (121 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Essex (12.3 miles, 19.8 km, direction E)

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

Dedham Church

Dedham (34 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Essex (12.7 miles, 20.4 km, direction NE)

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...

River Stour at Dedham

Flatford (54 Pictures)

in the county of Suffolk (12.9 miles, 20.8 km, direction NE)

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...

St.Johns Church, Danbury, Essex

Danbury (6 Pictures)

in the county of Essex (13.1 miles, 21.1 km, direction SW)

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


Manningtree (19 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Essex (13.5 miles, 21.7 km, direction NE)

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

Halstead Mill on The Causeway

Halstead (2 Pictures)

in the county of Essex (13.9 miles, 22.4 km, direction NW)

This busy little town lies surrounded by delightful Essex countryside. It is perhaps best known for the beautiful old white weatherboarded three-story mill built on the banks of the River Colne in the 18th century...

A Wide angle view of the River Stour at Mistley, Essex, where there are usually hundreds of Swans.

Mistley (18 Pictures)

in the county of Essex (14.0 miles, 22.5 km, direction NE)

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...

St Mary's Chuch, East Bergholt, Suffolk

East Bergholt (19 Pictures)

in the county of Suffolk (14.3 miles, 23.0 km, direction NE)

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

Frinton on Sea station, Essex

Frinton-on-Sea (12 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Essex (16.8 miles, 27.1 km, direction E)

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...

Recommended attractions near Great Wigborough

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

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

(5.4 miles, 8.7 km, direction SE)

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 zoo,Leopard

Colchester Zoo (129 Pictures)

(6.2 miles, 9.9 km, direction N)


St. Botolphs Priory in Colchester

St. Botolph's Priory (3 Pictures)

(6.2 miles, 10.0 km, direction N)



Colchester Castle (21 Pictures)

(7.0 miles, 11.3 km, direction N)

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

Beth Chatto Gardens, May 2001

Beth Chatto Gardens (22 Pictures)

(7.8 miles, 12.6 km, direction NE)


A picture of East Anglian Railway Museum

East Anglian Railway Museum (3 Pictures)

(9.9 miles, 16.0 km, direction NW)

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

Dedham Art and Craft Centre

Dedham Art and Craft Centre (1 Pictures)

(12.9 miles, 20.8 km, direction NE)

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

Willie Lott's Cottage, Flatford Mill, Suffolk

Flatford Mill (52 Pictures)

(13.3 miles, 21.3 km, direction NE)

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

Lake in Danbury Park, Chelmsford, Essex, at dusk

Danbury Park Country Park (9 Pictures)

(13.7 miles, 22.0 km, direction SW)


Hyde Hall Gardens

Hyde Hall RHS Garden (45 Pictures)

(16.3 miles, 26.2 km, direction SW)


Interior of  Hedingham Castle, Essex  26/8/2002

Hedingham Castle (24 Pictures)

(17.8 miles, 28.6 km, direction NW)


Dedham Vale, Suffolk

Dedham Vale (21 Pictures)

(17.9 miles, 28.9 km, direction N)

Dedham Vale is also known as "Constable Country", it is designated an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB), and the place.....

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

The Naze Tower (3 Pictures)

(18.9 miles, 30.4 km, direction E)

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

Adventure Island, formely known as Peter Pans

Adventure Island (4 Pictures)

(19.1 miles, 30.8 km, direction S)

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

Hylands house, Hylands park, Chelmsford, Essex

Hylands Park (8 Pictures)

(19.4 miles, 31.2 km, direction W)


Hadleigh Castle

Hadleigh Castle (16 Pictures)

(20.4 miles, 32.7 km, direction SW)

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

Melford Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk

Melford Hall (19 Pictures)

(20.7 miles, 33.2 km, direction N)

The octagonal towers with their stately onion domes rise above this russet brick building towards the broad Suffolk skies. .....

Lavenham Guildhall. Lavenham, Suffolk

Lavenham Guildhall (11 Pictures)

(21.8 miles, 35.1 km, direction N)

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

A picture of Landguard Fort, Felixstowe

Landguard Fort, Felixstowe (15 Pictures)

(22.3 miles, 35.8 km, direction NE)

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.....

Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich, Suffolk

Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich (2 Pictures)

(22.6 miles, 36.4 km, direction NE)

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

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