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  • Discover the culinary side of EssexFor the foodie there are few as perfect a county to visit than Essex
  • Discover some of the highlights of EssexAudley End House & Gardens
  • Discover the towns and villages of EssexWaterfront houses - Wivenhoe

Discover the wonderful county of Essex

 

Be it a family day out, a romantic excursion, an adventurous getaway from the fast-paced city life, or just a weekend break to find tranquil earthly heavens, Essex has a bit of everything for everyone.

 

With a rich tapestry of practically every little thing that distinguishes Britain, from vast lush landscapes and a 350-mile long coastline to wildlife sanctuaries, nature reserves, diverse museums unfolding the glorious British history, quaint towns and villages, stunning country parks and gardens, and quiet seaside resorts with secluded beaches and impressive estuaries, Essex has many highlights making it a favourite pole of attraction for thousands of people annually.

 

Its proximity to London also makes Essex a much-desired destination; for it provides a striking combination of rural beauties and cosmopolitan venues you can't help but be completely overwhelmed by.

 

Seafood Dish

Culinary Essex

For the foodie there are few as perfect a county to visit than Essex. After all this is a region where Michelin starred venues can be found, where farms can be visited, fruit may be picked and where new culinary skills can be mastered.

However for the tourist who seeks a more subdued way of experiencing the county's food and drink offerings there are a seemingly never ending array of pubs and inns ...

 

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Hadleigh Castle

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 ...

 

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Thaxted

Towns & villages

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 ...

 

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Cookery School

Cookery schools

 

Farmers Market Stall

Farmers markets

 

Memorial Fountain near St Michael's Church - Braintree

Cultural Essex

 

Castle Park - Colchester

Rural Essex

 

Boatyard at Mersea Island

Essex coastline

 

Harwich

Harwich

 

Finchingfield

Finchingfield

 

Southend Cliff Lift

Southend on Sea

 

 

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