In and around Essex

Silhouettes of the brent geese coming in to land with an orange

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

Plan your visit
Couple with a black and white spaniel look out across the grey, green and brown salt marsh

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?

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Outdoor activities

Places to stay
Exterior of Thorington Hall

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.

East of England

Whether you live here or are just visiting, the East of England has plenty of places to explore, time and time again.