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Discover and explore Essex with the Essex Tourist Guide

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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Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1JY
Described by Historic England as the most important site for the history of explosives in Europe, this remarkable and beautiful landscape is nowadays a visitor attraction, telling the stories of explosives, propellants and finally rocket motors and fuels from the Civil War to the Cold War.

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Woodhill Road, Danbury, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 4AW
Danbury Country Park offers ornamental gardens and lakes, woodland and meadows.

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Church Road, Bowers Gifford, Basildon, Essex SS13 2HG
Bowers Marsh is made up of grassland, marshland, lagoons, and wetland.

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Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8ET
From its iconic Dry Garden to exciting new features, our Essex garden goes from strength to strength.

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