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Things to see and do in Essex for all

 

Things to See and Do in Essex

Inspiration for things to do and places to visit in and around Essex. They say that you can't be all things to all people - yet if anywhere is the exception to the rule, it's almost certainly the county of Essex.

Attractions in Essex

Castle Hedingham, Halstead, Essex CO9 3DJ
Hedingham Castle is surrounded by some dramatic earthworks within the beautiful woodland walk it has both a lake and formal water, it also boast some fine and even rare ancient trees.

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1 North Sea, Clacton on Sea, Essex CO15 1QX
Clacton Pier has rides for all ages, from the classics like Dodgems and The Walzter to our latest attraction the Aqua Blast Lagoon.

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Station Approach, Ongar, Essex CM5 9BN
Step back in time with us and experience the romance of travel in bygone times as you pass through picturesque countryside, beautiful forest and historic towns.

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Chappel Station, Colchester, Essex CO6 2DS
Immerse yourself in a real steam railway museum and get up close and personal to our wide collection of steam trains, diesel locomotives and vintage carriages.

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Castle Hedingham, Halstead, Essex CO9 3DZ
Sample the atmosphere and take a ride on an award winning period country railway.

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Castle Park, Colchester, Essex CO1 1TJ
A visit to Colchester Castle is better than ever before with interactive displays and star exhibits, like the Colchester Gladiator Vase and Fenwick Hoard of Roman treasure.

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Little Easton, Dunmow, Essex CM6 2BD
The Gardens of Easton Lodge are an idyllic haven. They have been partially restored to their former glory by a team of dedicated volunteers and the owners of Warwick House.

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Sunken Garden, Western Esplanade, Southend on Sea, Essex SS1 1EE
Adventure Island is the UK’s number 1 free admission theme park.

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Factory Hill, Tiptree, Colchester, Essex CO5 0RF
The Tiptree tea room and visitor centre is open seven days a week, closing only for the Christmas break.

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New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, Essex RM19 1SZ
Part of the Thames Estuary, not far from the bustling streets of London, Rainham Marshes is a haven for all kinds of wildlife - birds, water voles, dragonflies and more. Enjoy an adventure into nature, whether you explore this medieval landscape on foot or by bike.

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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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B1057, Braintree, Essex CM7 4NA
The oldest windmill in Essex stands on a hill overlooking Finchingfield, the most photographed village in the county.

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Mountnessing, Brentwood, Essex CM15 0UG
The nearest Essex mill to London, Grade II-listed Mountnessing Post Mill is often photographed and sees many visitors.

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Mill Lane, Stock, Ingatestone, Essex CM4 9NE
Built in the heyday of wheat farming and high corn prices, there were once three mills on this site, run by the village baker.

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Stansted Mountfitchet, Stansted, Essex CM24 8SP
Visit the only medieval Castle and Norman Village reconstructed on its original site to exist in the world.

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Museum Street, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 1JL
Family Friendly Museum, our collections cover the archaeology, natural history and social history of north west Essex and the wider world.

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Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4JF
Explore this decadent Jacobean mansion house and meet the staff in the Victorian Service Wing.

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Alderford Street, Sible Hedingham, Halstead, Essex CO9 3HZ
Alderford Water Mill is one of the best preserved mills in Essex.

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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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