Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

A lone seat invites visitors to relax among the lavender at Paycocke's House and Garden

Walk amongst an ancient forest or discover old age traditions in a number of quaint, quiet villages in the counties of Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

Places to visit

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Places you can visit

Days out on your doorstep
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 is an ideal base to explore nearby Constable Country.

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View across the saltmarsh at Northey Island

National Trust ‘shores up’ to protect vital saltmarsh habitat  

A significant conservation project to help retain vital saltmars habitat in the Blackwater Estuary over the next century is underway at Northey Island in Essex.

Beech tree in Frithsden at Ashridge, Herts

Looking after our ancient trees and woodland in the East 

Find out how we are working with the Woodland Trust to look after the ancient trees and woodland across the East of England.