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End of Ramsgate Harbour Pier

Ramsgate

a Seaside Town in the county of Kent

This is the Saxon Church in the village of Cockley Cley, Norfolk

Cockley Cley

in the county of Norfolk

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Recommended Towns & Villages near Flatford

Dedham Church

Dedham (34 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Essex (0.9 miles, 1.5 km)

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...

East Bergholt garden

East Bergholt (19 Pictures)

in the county of Suffolk (1.4 miles, 2.3 km, direction N)

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

Manningtree, Essex

Manningtree (19 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Essex (2.3 miles, 3.7 km, direction E)

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

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 (3.0 miles, 4.9 km, direction E)

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...

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

Greenstead (1 Pictures)

in the county of Essex (5.9 miles, 9.6 km, direction SW)

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

Nayland, Suffolk

Nayland (1 Pictures)

in the county of Suffolk (5.9 miles, 9.6 km, direction W)

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...

Colchester Castle

Colchester (167 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Essex (6.9 miles, 11.1 km, direction SW)

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...

Kersey, very old Church of Holy Virgin

Kersey (18 Pictures)

in the county of Suffolk (8.1 miles, 13.1 km, direction NW)

Quintessentially English village of a style for which Suffolk is renowned. Winding streets full of exquisite properties, some dating back to Tudor times...

On the River Orwell

Ipswich (101 Pictures)

in the county of Suffolk (9.1 miles, 14.6 km, direction NE)

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,.....

Brightlingsea in Bloom 2017

Brightlingsea (33 Pictures)

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

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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Marks Tey (1 Pictures)

in the county of Essex (10.8 miles, 17.4 km, direction SW)

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...

Wellington Road Mural

Harwich (97 Pictures)

in the county of Essex (10.8 miles, 17.4 km, direction E)

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...

Dovercourt Lighthouses Information Board

Dovercourt (53 Pictures)

in the county of Essex (10.9 miles, 17.6 km, direction E)

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...

Point Clear at St Osyth, overlooking Brightlingsea, Essex

St Osyth (38 Pictures)

in the county of Essex (11.3 miles, 18.1 km, direction S)

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...

Sunrays from Clacton pier

Clacton-on-Sea (121 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Essex (12.8 miles, 20.6 km, direction SE)

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

Beach at West Mersea, Essex

West Mersea (22 Pictures)

in the county of Essex (12.9 miles, 20.7 km, direction S)

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...

Jaywick Beach (Essex) February 2005

Jaywick (9 Pictures)

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

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...

The historic Light house tower (The Naze Tower) from the beach at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

Walton on the Naze (53 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Essex (13.3 miles, 21.4 km, direction SE)

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...

Groyne and Sea at Frinton On Sea at night.

Frinton-on-Sea (12 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Essex (13.4 miles, 21.5 km, direction SE)

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...

Sudbury meadows

Sudbury (21 Pictures)

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

Sudbury is an ancient market town full of evocative memories. It was the birthplace of Gainsborough one of England's greatest painters...

Recommended attractions near Flatford

Willie Lott's Cottage, Flatford Mill, Suffolk

Flatford Mill (52 Pictures)

(0.5 miles, 0.7 km)

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)

(0.8 miles, 1.4 km)

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

Beth Chatto Gardens, May 2001

Beth Chatto Gardens (22 Pictures)

(5.7 miles, 9.2 km, direction S)

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Colchester

Colchester Castle (21 Pictures)

(6.4 miles, 10.3 km, direction SW)

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)

(7.1 miles, 11.5 km, direction SW)

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Colchester zoo,Leopard

Colchester Zoo (129 Pictures)

(7.4 miles, 11.9 km, direction SW)

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Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich, Suffolk

Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich (2 Pictures)

(9.8 miles, 15.7 km, direction NE)

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

A picture of East Anglian Railway Museum

East Anglian Railway Museum (3 Pictures)

(11.1 miles, 17.9 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.....

A picture of Landguard Fort, Felixstowe

Landguard Fort, Felixstowe (15 Pictures)

(13.4 miles, 21.5 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.....

Dedham Vale, Suffolk

Dedham Vale (21 Pictures)

(13.5 miles, 21.7 km, direction NW)

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)

(13.5 miles, 21.7 km, direction SE)

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

Lavenham Guildhall. Lavenham, Suffolk

Lavenham Guildhall (11 Pictures)

(13.9 miles, 22.4 km, direction NW)

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

Melford Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk

Melford Hall (19 Pictures)

(14.9 miles, 24.0 km, direction NW)

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

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

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

(15.7 miles, 25.2 km, direction S)

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.....

Sutton Hoo Exhibition

Sutton Hoo (25 Pictures)

(16.5 miles, 26.6 km, direction NE)

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

Interior of  Hedingham Castle, Essex  26/8/2002

Hedingham Castle (24 Pictures)

(17.6 miles, 28.4 km, direction W)

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Bury St Edmunds - The beautiful Abbey Gardens and St Edmundsbury Cathedral

St Edmundsbury Cathedral (18 Pictures)

(23.5 miles, 37.8 km, direction NW)

Started in 1503, and now complete after over 500 years (2005) with the addition of a central tower...

Framlingham Castle

Framlingham Castle (10 Pictures)

(23.6 miles, 37.9 km, direction NE)

On reaching the curve of Market Hill a quaint, colourful sign proclaims to the visitor that you have arrived in the pretty market.....

North Front of Glemham Hall, Suffolk

Glemham Hall (1 Pictures)

(23.6 miles, 38.0 km, direction NE)

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Orford Castle, Suffolk

Orford Castle (5 Pictures)

(23.8 miles, 38.3 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.....


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