Things to do - Essex

Essex is a historically significant county, it can trace its origins back to Celtic times but the Roman invasion of AD43 is where the antiquarian interest lies. Mighty medieval churches and Norman castles dot the Essex landscape along with the many windmills that still grace the countryside. The Royal Gun Powder Mills are a very different kind of mill but none the less atmospheric. Railway and maritime heritage has been lovingly restored and you can discover examples of all of these in our simple to follow itineraries. Wander off the beaten track and you will find peaceful gardens, Tudor towers and historic homes.


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Langham
Langham

Boxted Airfield Museum

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Boxted Airfield Museum, Langham Near Colchester, is described by US 8th Airforce historian as the most important US fighter base in the UK. Hom...

Little Baddow
Little Baddow

Chelmer Cruises

All Year Weather Permitting

Victoria is on the Chelmer and Blackwater navigation, which runs for 14 miles between Chelmsford and Heybridge. The trips operate from Paper Mill L...

Clacton-on-Sea
Clacton-on-Sea

Clacton Pier

All Year

Clacton Pier is a pier located in the seaside resort town of Clacton-on-Sea in England. In 1994, a local businessman and his family, the Harrisons,...

Colchester
Colchester

Colchester Zoo

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Colchester Zoo is a zoological garden situated in Colchester, England. The zoo opened in 1963. It received 801,643 visits in 2011. It is home to ma...

Higham
Higham

Dedham Vale AONB

All Year

Dedham Vale is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Essex-Suffolk border in east England. It comprises the area around the River ...

Castle Halstead
Castle Halstead

Hedingham Castle

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The 900-year-old Norman keep of Hedingham Castle stands in 160 acres of spectacularly beautiful landscaped gardens and woodland where the Lindsay f...

Abridge
Abridge

Laser Mayhem

9am

Laser Mayhem, we offer Outdoor laser tag, Mini Paintballing, Paintballing, and Archery tag. Our Legendary Laser tag, with over 9 unique battlefield...

Billericay
Billericay

PeaPod Cafe

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PeaPod is an Independent, Family Run "Wholefoods " Cafe located in Billericay, Essex. An airy space of pastel shades, with room to chill and chat i...

Maldon
Maldon

The Vintage Rose Tea Room

10.30am - 4pm

The Vintage Rose Tea Room, Maldon is a quaint vintage tea room located at Quest Place just off of Maldon High Street. We are open 6 days a week. ...