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St. John's Abbey Gate

St. John's Abbey Gate

Saint Johns Green, Colchester, Essex CO2

This pinnacled gatehouse, elaborately decorated in East Anglian 'flushwork', is the sole survivor of the wealthy Benedictine abbey of St John. It was built c.1400 to strengthen the abbey's defences following the Peasants' Revolt. Later part of the mansion of ...

RSPB Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve

RSPB Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve

New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, Essex RM19 1SZ

Experience big skies, exciting wildlife and a great place for getting close to nature. RSPB Rainham Marshes has been nestled alongside the mighty River Thames for hundreds of years. In its recent past it was owned by the MoD and used as a firing range by ...

Weald Country Park

Weald Country Park

South Weald, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5QS

The park landscape at Weald has been sculptured over time, from deer park to formal gardens and lakes. Little remains of the great hall that once overlooked the parkland that you see today. The site of the hall is now covered by the Belvedere car park, but ...

Stock Windmill

Stock Windmill

Mill Lane, Stock, Essex CM4

A medium-sized brick tower mill, c. 1816, in the ownership of Essex County Council. It has 4 patent sails, a fantail and 3 pairs of millstones. It is in working order, but only has a half-set of shutters. It is worked occasionally and is open to the public ...

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 ...

Saffron Walden Museum

Saffron Walden Museum

Museum Street, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 1JL

Saffron Walden Museum opened in 1835. With wide-ranging collections, from moccasins and mummy cases to mammoth tusks and Wallace the lion, it still contains much to "stand awhile and admire". This award-winning, "friendly, family-size museum" is open 363 days ...

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 ...

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, ...

East Anglian Railway Museum

East Anglian Railway Museum

Chappel and Wakes Colne Station, Wakes Colne, Essex CO6 2DS

The East Anglian Railway Museum, based just outside Colchester, Essex, is a Working Museum dedicated to preserving the history of railways in the Eastern Counties. The East Anglian Railway Museum is an open air site based at Chappel and Wakes Colne Railway ...

Mistley Towers

Mistley Towers

The Walls, Mistley, Essex CO11

Two porticoed Classical towers, which stood at each end of a grandiose but highly unconventional Georgian church, designed by Robert Adam in 1776. How to get here By Road: Located on the B1352, 1 1⁄2 miles East of the A137 at Lawford, 9 miles East ...

Southend on Sea Pier Museum

Southend on Sea Pier Museum

Marine Parade, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1EE

If you walk along Southend-on-Sea High Street, towards the sea, your eye will be drawn in a straight line towards the longest pleasure Pier in the world. Standing for over a century it extends 2.158 metres (1.341 miles) into the Thames Estuary, and is a well ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hylands House

Hylands House

Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 8WQ

Hylands House is stunning Grade II* listed building set in 574 of beautiful landscaped Parkland. Hylands is the perfect setting for your Wedding, Corporate meetings or Family Gatherings. There is also within the Stables Visitor Centre, a Gift Shop, Huttons ...

Mersea Museum

Mersea Museum

High Street, West Mersea, Essex CO5 8QD

An independent museum covering the history of Mersea Island and the surrounding area, with particular emphasis on the maritime heritage, fishing, oystering, agriculure, village life and local families. The Museum is open from the beginning of May until the ...

Tilbury Fort

Tilbury Fort

Tilbury, Essex RM18 7NR

The artillery fort at Tilbury on the Thames estuary protected London's seaward approach from the 16th century through to World War II. Henry VIII built the first fort here, and Queen Elizabeth famously rallied her army nearby to face the threat of the Armada. ...

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