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Welcome to the Essex Tourist Guide

Your Essex guide to B&B's, hotels, self catering accommodation, restaurants, pubs, wedding venues, attractions, tourist information, holidays, events, places to visit and things to do in the county of Essex...

Planning a Trip or Holiday to Essex – on Business or for Pleasure?

More than a directory of Essex hotels, guest houses, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation, caravan sites, holiday parks, conference centres, business venues, restaurants, pubs, bars, clubs, brasseries, bistros and cafés

More than a guide to inspirational Essex wedding venues and associated up-market wedding services etc …

More than a comprehensive Essex tourist guide and informative online magazine …

Much more than a list of top Essex attractions, events, entertainment, activities, things to see & do, fun days out, ideas for short breaks, weekends away, leisurely family holidays, coach tours, boat trips, river cruises and excursions, in the welcoming county of Essex …

With its fast, no-fuss search facilities and up-to-the-minute, comprehensive tourist information, the Essex Tourist Guide can certainly add value to your visit!

In short, this unique, one-stop tourist resource for all that is coveted in the county of Essex goes one step further, ensuring that you to make the most of your time spent in Essex.

Essex Travel: How to Get Here
Getting to Essex is easy, no matter where you live in Britain or abroad.

Located in the south east of England, bordering Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Suffolk, and within easy access of London, this uniquely English county has so much to offer the discerning traveller who wants to take in the sights and ambience of Britain, arguably at their best.

Essex boasts an efficient local transport system, as well as good external links with Europe, the USA and beyond; Essex even has its own International Ferry Port located in Harwich, and of course Stansted airport.

For more detailed information on general transport links and local transport options, please see: Visit Essex in England, a Top Tourist Destination.

The Guide also provides information on local car hire and taxi services, as well as taxi buses and van rental.

Where to Stay: Hotels in Essex & Other Accommodation
Searching for great deals on Essex hotels, guest houses, B&B's, self-catering accommodation, camp sites, caravan sites and holiday parks etc?

The Essex Tourist Guide brings you the best of the bunch of a wide choice of hotels in Essex and other types of accommodation, from charming rural retreats and quality seaside accommodation to city centres hotels and conveniently located guest houses and bed and breakfast establishments. When planning a trip in advance, using Trivago can be a good choice to compare various hotel prices.

We're constantly updating the Guide with the pick of the bunch of quality Essex hotels and accommodation, in all categories and price ranges, and in prime Essex locations. So, why not check out your options and start using the search facility.

Essex Wedding Venues
If you're in pursuit of the perfect wedding venue in Essex, then relax; the pressure's off!

The Guide offers you some of the most desirable wedding venues and ideal locations for hosting your reception, in the area. It also features an excellent selection of wedding service providers in Essex, including wedding transport, horse-drawn carriage and car hire, wedding photographers, wedding stationery suppliers and wedding cake specialists, etc.

Corporate Entertainment & Party Venues
Choose from a fine selection of elegant hotels and entertainment venues to host that special occasion, party or corporate event. The Guide features some impressive venues that will exactly fit the bill (in more ways than one!).

Eating Out in Essex
From traditional and contemporary style, fine dining restaurants, offering a rich diversity of international cuisines, to grab-and-go type eateries and family fast-food outlets and restaurant chains - all are available in the region. Take your pick!

Whatever nationality cuisine you prefer, be it Spanish, French, American, Oriental, or perhaps British food at its very, very best, the Guide can always point you in the right direction.

You will also find a tempting array of restaurants, gastro-pubs, traditional pubs serving bar meals, brasseries, bars and grills, diners, cafés, etc., which are bound to please even the most pernickety of palates.

Places to Visit – Things to See & Do
In many ways, the popular county of Essex sums up all that is appealing about British culture, past and present – a plus point which has not gone unnoticed by visitors from across the globe.

But, with so many leisure options to suit all ages, preferences and budgets, where do you start?

Culture, history, heritage, castles, museums, steam railways, windmills, watermills, outdoor pursuits, famous gardens, country parks, nature reserves, beautiful beaches, traditional seaside family entertainment, kids' fun parks, children's play centres, Colchester Zoo, sports and leisure facilities, golf, cinemas, local events and attractions, theatres, art galleries, not to mention the myriad unique shopping opportunities throughout the county - the Essex Tourist Guide is guaranteed to come up trumps!

For a few exciting ideas to get you going, do check out: Events in Essex - Your What's on Guide.

Why do Tourists Choose the Essex Tourist Guide?
The answer is simple. Over the years, the Guide has earned itself a fine reputation for focussing on exactly what tourists really want to know.

What's more, visitors from all parts of Britain, as well as from abroad, have come to rely on the Guide for up-to-the-minute detailed tourist information, even its traffic reports, when planning a trip to Essex.

Promote Your Essex Tourism Related Business or Event on the Guide
The Essex Tourist Guide has a proven track record for reaching its target audience, with approximately two million page views per year and numbers growing. Visits to the guide in 2011 increased by over 68% compared to 2010! But statistics aside, the positive and enthusiastic feedback from a wide range of tourism-related enterprises already featured on the Guide, speaks for itself!

We, therefore, invite you to feature your Essex business or service on the Guide and reap the benefits of increased exposure for minimal outlay. With standard annual deals starting from as little as £1.52 per week and feature packages that can be tailored to your individual requirements, you cannot hope for a better r.o.i.

For more information on how to promote your business on the Guide, please click here.

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Steeple Bay Holiday Park

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Waterside Holiday Park

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Epping Ongar Railway

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Megarrys Antiques & Teashop

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St Osyth Beach Holiday Park

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East Anglian Railway Museum

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Oaklands Holiday Park

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Capital Karts

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Hylands House

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Mill House Bed & Breakfast

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Orsett Hall Hotel & Restaurant

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Brentwood Karting

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Colne Valley Railway

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Seawick Holiday Park

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The White Hart Inn

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Coopers Beach Holiday Park

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Colchester Zoo

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Martello Beach Holiday Park

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Lakeside Karting

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