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Things to see and do in Essex for all

 

Things to 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.

History And Heritage 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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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 1UG
Enjoy 300 years of history in this beautiful Georgian townhouse through hands on exhibits and displays.

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66 High Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1DN
Did you know that there was an earthquake in Colchester in 1884? Or that mammoths and hippos used to roam this area?

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Old Hall Lane, Walton on the Naze, Essex CO14 8LE
The Naze is a unique coastal landscape of outstanding geological and biological importance. As the most easterly peninsula in Essex it is an important site for migrating birds and boasts a number of different habitats, both terrestrial and marine.

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Mucking Wharf Road, Mucking, Stanford le Hope, Essex SS17 0RN
A stunning and innovative visitor centre built on a former landfill site, with superb views over Mucking Flats SSSI and the Thames Estuary (SPA).

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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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Maldon Road, Great Wigborough, Colchester, Essex CO5 7RZ
A 700 acre coastal farm and the head office of Essex Wildlife Trust situated on the Blackwater Estuary. Visitors can see the success of the coastal realignment project and enjoy a fantastic, wildlife packed walk. An exemplar of how to farm commercially and for wildlife.

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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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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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Witham Road, Braintree, Essex CM77 8PD
Admission and parking at Cressing Temple Barns is usually free, allowing you to enjoy a delicious picnic in our gardens with ease.

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