Essex

Places to visit in Essex

Prittlewell Square Gardens, Southend-on-Sea

Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Southend-on-Sea, on the Thames Estuary, is the nearest holiday resort to London and retains its popularity with day-trippers who invade the town in fleets of coaches, or use the fast train services. In fact, th...
Dutch Cottage Museum, Canvey Island

Canvey Island, Essex

Canvey Island is an island in the Thames Estuary and although only approximately five miles by three miles, it has a population of over 50,000. The whole of the island is below sea level, which has obviously be...
The Old Sun Inn, Church Street, Safron Walden

Saffron Walden, Essex

Saffron Walden is a picturesque medieval market town in north-west Essex, 18 miles south of Cambridge. A market has been held here since 1141 and is held on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The town has many notable his...
Cottages, High Street, Littlebury

Littlebury, Essex

Littlebury, in north-west Essex, is a small village with many attractive cottages. It stands on the River Cam, two miles north-west of Saffron Walden and fifteen miles south of Cambridge. It is close to Audley ...
War Memorials and The Anchor Inn, South Benfleet

South Benfleet, Essex

South Benfleet is a small town in Essex, thirty miles east of London and north of Canvey Island. It is separated from Canvey by the Creek, a stretch of water which is also known as Hadleigh Ray. It is now desig...
Finchingfield

Finchingfield, Essex

Finchingfield is a small village in north-west Essex, six miles from Thaxted. The name, Finchingfield, means, “land belonging to Finc or his family”. It has been described as the most photographed village in En...
Cottages, Newbiggen Street, Thaxted

Thaxted, Essex

Thaxted is a small town, seven miles south-east of Saffron Walden. It has several significant buildings, including the Guildhall, St. John the Baptist Church and John Webb's Windmill, as well as many traditiona...
Marlborough Head Inn, Dedham

Dedham, Essex

Dedham is small village on the River Stour, closely associated with John Constable, the landscape painter. The Vale of Dedham is known as Constable Country, although it does not have any exact geographic limits...