Essex is a ceremonial county found in northeast London. It has an estimated 1,729,200 population in 2014. It consists of 14 districts, is bounded by the River Thames to the south, Chrishall Common to the north, Hertfordshire to the west and North Sea to the east. Be surprised by the county’s diverse coastline and relaxing landscape if you decide to visit Essex. The Essex Discovery Coast is a 350-mile coast, the longest among all English counties. It is also home to historic villages and market towns, such as Colchester, the oldest town in Britain.
A visit to Essex would be useless without exploring its miles of coastline. The Discovery Coast is not only a long shoreline. It is also diverse and rich in wildlife. It can be visited in any season and weather. Check out the serene beaches boasting with golden sunsets, quiet cliffs, and old towns. Discover its islands and try an array of water activities you have never tried before.
Essex is the perfect destination for art lovers as well. Anyone will be inspired by the bounty of artistic talents home to the county. Essex was the home of renowned artists such as Edward Bawden and Alfred Munnings. Sir Alfred Munnings’ home in Dedham, the Castle House, displays his art collection and is open to the public. The county also has historic gems. Roman remains found in Colchester are highly impressive. The town wall is the oldest of its kind in the whole of Britain. Explore the rest of the attractions yourself as you visit Essex.
Audley End House and Gardens – This historic country house will take visitors to a period drama. Aside from the large and finely built Jacobean house, the surrounding park is what attracts tourists.
Layer Marney Tower – This old tower was built in 1520 by the first Lord Marney, Henry. The tall tower offers a breathtaking view of the Essex countryside and is available for various group functions.
Closest Airport: Stansted Airport – 15 miles
Closest City Centre: Chelmsford – 46 miles from London
Closest Must-See location outside Essex – The British Museum: 41 miles