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Places to visit - Essex

Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre

Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre

South Green Road, Fingringhoe, Essex CO5 7DN

The visitor centre is set in a spectacular position overlooking the Colne Estuary, even on the dullest days the view is fantastic. Fingringhoe Wick was Essex Wildlife Trust's first visitor centre and to this day is still very popular. It offers the visitor ...

The Cater Museum

The Cater Museum

74 High Street, Billericay, Essex CM11 2AA

Established in 1960 by Mrs Cater in memory of her husband, William Alexander Cater, the museum houses relics of bygone Billericay and surrounding areas. Complete with three period room settings and a restored period garden, the museum displays objects from ...

Colne Valley Railway

Colne Valley Railway

Yeldham Road, Casle Hedingham, Halstead, Essex CO9 3DZ

The Colne Valley Railway is a one mile long heritage railway located in North Essex, about 70 miles from London, and was formed in 1974 primarily as a home for steam locomotive number WD190. It has developed into a fully functional railway - when the site was ...

Thorrington Tide Mill

Thorrington Tide Mill

Brightlingsea Road, Thorrington, Essex CO7 8JJ

A picturesque, medium-sized, timber-framed, tide-driven watermill, dated 1831, in the ownwership of Essex County Council. This has a breast-shot waterwheel and 3 pairs of millstones. It is one of only a handful of tide mills still in working order in this ...

Hedingham Castle

Hedingham Castle

Bayley Street, Castle Hedingham, Essex CO9 3DJ

Hedingham Castle's magnificent structure has stood majestically over the local countryside for over 850 years, just imagine the history and the changes that its mighty walls have stood through. We can only guess at some of the things it has witnessed in that ...

Museum of Power

Museum of Power

Steam Pumping Station, Hatfield Road, Langford, Essex CM9 6QA

The Museum of Power is located in a former steam pumping station at Langford near Maldon. There are extensive power themed exhibits and interactive displays. The museum is set in extensive wooded grounds beside a river. There is a miniature steam railway ...

Hill Hall

Hill Hall

Theydon Mount, Epping, Essex CM16 7QQ

This fine Elizabethan mansion features some of the earliest external Renaissance architectural detail in the country, and two rare and outstanding sets of 16th-century wall paintings of mythical and Biblical subjects. Hill Hall has now been divided into ...

RHS Hyde Hall

RHS Hyde Hall

Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Essex CM3 8ET

A visit to Hyde Hall is unforgettable in any season, an oasis of calm and serenity amid the sprawling urbanisation that, for many people, characterises Essex. RHS Hyde Hall is the perfect place for families to discover the great outdoors. It offers a great ...

Wickenden Garden

Wickenden Garden

164 Point Clear Road, St Osyth, Essex CO16 8JB

ĺ-acre plantsmanís garden that incorporates mixed borders of some 1500 different perennials, shrubs and trees, many of which are unusual. National Collection of Corydalis. Other features include a stream of approx 100ft leading to a wildlife lily pond, ...

Clacton Children's Zoo

Clacton Children's Zoo

Martello Tower F, Marine Parade West, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 1LS

Here at Clacton Zoo we are located in a beautiful and very unusual setting, a two hundred year old Martello tower with a five metre high wall and drawbridge which is thought to be the only one in the world. We have two beautiful alpacas, nuzzle and ...

Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre

Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre

Hawkswood Road, Downham, Essex CM11 1WT

A warm welcome will always greet you at Hanningfield reservoir visitor centre. The visitor centre is set in mature woodland and offers superb views over the 870 acre Hanningfield Reservoir. It is an ideal place to view the wildlife within the nature reserve ...

Coalhouse Fort

Coalhouse Fort

East Tilbury, Essex RM18 8PB

Coalhouse Fort is a Victorian coastal defence fort set in parkland next to the river Thames at East Tilbury, Essex, completed in 1874, to defend the approaches to London from the perceived threat of invasion from France. It is one of many such forts, ...

Audley End House & Gardens

Audley End House & Gardens

Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4JF

Enjoy a great day out at one of Englandís grandest stately homes; Audley End House. The doors of our restored historic stables recently opened, complete with resident horses and a Victorian groom. Our stables experience includes an exhibition where you can ...

Lexden Earthworks & Bluebottle Grove

Lexden Earthworks & Bluebottle Grove

Straight Road, Colchester, Essex CO3 9DL

The banks and ditches of a series of late Iron Age defences protecting the western side of Camulodunum - pre-Roman Colchester. There are also many pre-Roman graves hereabouts, including Lexden Tumulus, allegedly the burial place of the British chieftain ...

Little Hallingbury Mill

Little Hallingbury Mill

Old Mill Lane, Gatson Green, Little Hallingbury, Essex CM22 7QT

Little Hallingbury Mill offers its guests good food, good value accommodation and a warm welcome in a picturesque and tranquil setting. Set in a rural location on the Essex/Hertfordshire border we are still only a short distance away from Stansted Airport, ...

Bedfords Park Visitor Centre

Bedfords Park Visitor Centre

Broxhill Road, Havering-atte-Bower, Essex RM4 1QH

Set in the stunning grounds of Bedford's Park, an historic parkland site of 90 acres, owned and managed by the London Borough of Havering. The nature reserve affords fantastic views over London and into Kent. The visitor centre offers visitors a really warm ...

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