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Located in the south east of England, bordering Cambridgeshire and Suffolk to the north, Hertfordshire to the west, Kent across the estuary of the River Thames to the south, and within easy access of London to the south-west, the uniquely English county of Essex has so much to offer the discerning traveller who wants to take in the sights and ambience of Britain, arguably at their best. In many ways, the popular county of Essex sums up all that is appealing about British culture, past and present.


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Drake Road, Chafford Hundred, Grays, Essex RM16 6RW
Chafford Gorges visitor centre is set in a spectacular position over looking Warren Gorge. Chafford Gorges nature park offers 200 acres of green space for numerous wildlife and recreation for the 12,500 people living in Chafford Hundred.

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South Green Road, Fingringhoe, Colchester, Essex CO5 7DN
Set in a spectacular position overlooking the Colne Estuary the reserve offers a sense of real peace and quiet and a chance to escape from it all.

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Unit 1, Rippleside Commercial Estate, Barking, Essex IG11 0RJ
The UK’s longest indoor go karting track.

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Poplar Nurseries, Coggeshall Road, Marks Tey, Colchester, Essex CO6 1HR
Poplar Miniature Railway runs steam hauled miniature train rides through the landscaped gardens of Poplar Nurseries at Marks Tey near Colchester.

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