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Essex highlights

 

In many ways the popular county of Essex, in England, sums up all that is appealing about British culture, past and present. Located in the south east of England and within easy access of London, this uniquely English county has so much to offer the discerning traveller who wants to take in the sights and ambience of Britain, arguably at its best.

 

The reasons why tourists from across the globe choose to visit Essex are numerous and enticing. Here we highlight some of those reasons.

 

Grand Theatre - Colchester

Cultural Essex

Essex is an area of diverse landscapes ranging from rolling hills right through to traditional seaside towns; it's also a region from where famous artists have hailed and which boasts a staggering array of cultural centres; finally it is a region that is home to an impressive array of cultural events all year through as well as providing all the galleries, theatres and museums to keep even the most demanding of culture vultures happy ...

 

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St Katherine's Church Heritage Centre

Historical Essex

Essex features one of the richest tapestries of history found throughout the UK. It has been invaded by Romans, Saxons and Normans, it has been home to a plethora of famous historical figures, artists and royalty and today features some of the most intriguing architecture and historical sites within the country ...

 

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Beach Scene - Dovercourt

Essex coastline

Essex is one of the most diverse regions in the whole of the UK which includes cosmopolitan shopping centres just as it does beautiful rolling hills. Amongst this is a coast that includes everything from picturesque seaside resorts through to idyllic coastal walks. The Essex Coastline stretches over 350 miles and, whilst being just outside of the busy capital of the UK it provides for plenty of relaxed coastal towns that features a definite quieter pace of life ...

 

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Village Green - Chappel

Rural Essex

The region of Essex may conjure up images of white stilettos and fake tanned TOWIE stars for many, however for many more this is a region known for its rural beauty which features plenty of country parks, open gardens, a wide variety of wildlife and picturesque walks throughout ...

 

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Mundon Oaks

Essex in pictures

Take a break from reading and browse through our stunning collection of photos taken across the beautiful and picturesque county of Essex. The above photo shows the ancient remains of an oak forest near the village of Mundon in Essex. Although some refer to it as a petrified forest, the trees are not actually fossilised but died possibly from salt water seeping into the ground from a nearby channel ...

 

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