In and around Essex

silhouettes of the brent geese coming in to land with an orange
Bent geese coming to graze the pastures Justin Minns

Walk amongst an ancient forest or discover old age traditions in a number of quaint, quiet villages.

Couple with a black and white spaniel look out across the grey, green and brown salt marsh
Explore Copt Hall Marshes Arnhel de Serra

Places to visit in Essex 

There's more to Essex than first meets the eye. Tucked away you'll find lots of hidden gems, from an ancient royal hunting forest to a stunning Tudor merchant's house. Where will you discover on your next visit?

Outdoor activities

Exterior of Thorington Hall
Fancy staying in Thorington Hall? National Trust Mike Henton

Places to stay 

You can now stay in Thorington Hall on the Essex/Suffolk border. A beautiful rambling farmhouse, this holiday cottage will sleep large groups and is an ideal base to explore nearby Constable Country.