Colchester Zoo

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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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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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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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Bourne Road, Colchester, Essex CO2 8RT
Picturesque watermill with working waterwheel. A delightful piece of late Elizabethan playfulness. Built for banquets and converted into a mill in the 19th century.

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Grange Hill, Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex CO6 1RE
One of Europe's oldest timber-framed buildings, it has a cathedral-like interior and is linked to a local Cistercian abbey.

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Maldon Road, Colchester, Essex CO3 0SL
Release your wild side! Discover 260 animal species in 60 acres of parkland and lakes at Colchester Zoo. Visit us today for an all-round great experience.

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Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon, Essex CM9 6QA
Housed in a former Water Pumping Station, the Museum contains a fascinating collection which ranges from a working overhead machine shop to a petrol powered iron.

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