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Essex Destinations to Visit and Explore

Essex is the land of endless green, scenic views, and quiet villages and towns that hold a great history on their shoulders. Parish sets, winding streets lined with wood-framed buildings, olde worlde towns, early British and Roman settlements, unspoiled riverside towns, mellow plaster cottages steeped in history, traditional market towns, as well as bustling town centres offering first-class shopping are some of the things you will come across while exploring the beauties of the land of Saxons.

Hylands House - Chelmsford

Visit and Explore Chelmsford – City and County Town of Essex

The City of Chelmsford is the county town of Essex, placed in the East of England, in the London commuter belt - also known as London Metropolitan area. If you happen to be visiting or staying in the area, a variety of things will definitely excite and intrigue you, such as the impressing 18-arch railway viaduct that dates back in the Victorian times, spanning the River Can, and the glorious Chelmsford Cathedral, formerly known as St. Mary's Church, that became a Cathedral in early 1900s upon the creation of the Diocese of Chelmsford. It is situated behind the awe-inspiring historic Georgian building of the Shire Hall that still dominates the town centre.

Visit and Explore Colchester – Britain’s First City

Colchester is acclaimed to be Britain's oldest recorded town, and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester, Essex. With a number of incredible attractions, it is a favourite tourist destination, especially during the summer months. Today, Colchester is a thriving centre, surrounded by inspiring rural landscapes, making it just right for a family holiday or a short break.

Visit and Explore Maldon on the Blackwater Estuary

Maldon is a town in Essex nicely located on the Blackwater estuary, as well as the seat of the Maldon district, and twinned with the Dutch town of Cuijk. It is a town known as the modern-day centre for Thames sailing barges, the 19th century commercial sailing boat that is very common on the River Thames, whose barges have been perfectly adapted to the narrow rivers and shallow waters of the Thames Estuary.

Visit and Explore Southend – Home to the World’s Longest Pleasure Pier

Southend on Sea is a seaside resort town in Essex and home to Southend Pier, the world's longest leisure pier, stretching 1.34 miles from shore. Although it has been beset by several fires that damaged parts of it, the pier stands proudly still and is also home to the pop-up cafe featured in Channel 4's "Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast" starring Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty. At the shore end of the famous pier you will find the Pier Museum, where you can check out its eventful history.

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