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The county of Essex, England


The county of Essex is situated in East Anglia, North of The Thames estuary with Kent to the south linked by the Dartford Tunnel crossing, Suffolk to the north and moving to the west, Greater London, Hertfordshire and north west to Cambridgeshire. Essex enjoys both a close proximity to London and a smattering of seaside resorts. Rural Essex is a delight, particularly where it borders Suffolk to the north and in Constableís paintings there are many scenes which remain today.The Romans settled here with both Colchester and Chelmsford reaching national importance, the lformer, Colchester, is the oldest recorded Roman town in England, existing as a Celtic settlement before the Roman conquest and the latter being the only English town to receive the Royal prefix. Essex has a population of around 1,600,000 and itís county town is Chelmsford. Essex is also host to Stansted Airport, London's third airport, which is situated on the Essex and Cambridgeshire border and just a 45 minute drive to London.

Where to stay and things to do in Essex

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Selected Essex hotels - Please Refresh for another random Hotel list

The Art Cafe at The Art Cafe Colchester, Colchester
Battlesbridge Antiques Centre, Battlesbridge
Swallow Churchgate Hotel, Harlow
Red Lion Hotel, Colchester
The Cricketers, Saffron Walden
The Green Man, Harlow
Park Inn Thurrock, South Ockendon
Wivenhoe House Hotel, Colchester
Palms Hotel, Hornchurch
The Marks Tey Hotel, Colchester

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Explore Essex Towns

Ardleigh | Arkesden | Audley End | Aveley | Aythorpe Roding | Barking | Barkingside | Basildon | Battlesbridge | Bibury | Birchanger | Bishops Stortford | Blackmore End | Bocking | Braintree | Brentwood | Brightlingsea | Burnham On Crouch | Burnham-on-Crouch | Castle Hedingham | Castle Lane | Chappel | Chelmsford | Chelmsford (Near) | Chingford | Clacton-on-Sea | Coggeshall | Colchester | Colchester (near) | Dagenham | Danbury | Dedham | Dedman | Dunmow | Earls Colne | East Tilbury | Elsenham | Epping | Essex | Feering | Felsted | Fingringhoe | Frinton-on-Sea | Gosfield | Gravesend | Grays | Great Braxted | Great Chesterford | Great Dunmow | Great Dunmow (near Stansted) | Great Easton | Great Yeldham | Halstead | Harlow | Harwich | Hatfield Heath | High Wych | Hornchurch | Hornden On The Hill | Ilford | Ingatestone | Jaywick | Langham | Latchingdon | Lee Valley | Leigh-on-Sea | Lindsell | Little Canford | Little Dunmow | Little Hallingbury | Little Waltham | Maldon | Maldon Essex | Manningtree | Mistley | Navestock | Newport | North Fambridge | Old Harlow | Paglesham | Pattiswick | Pitsea | Purfleet | Radwinter | Rainham | Rayleigh | Rivenhall | Rochford | Romford | Saffon Waldon | Saffron Walden | Sawbridgeworth | Shalford | Sheering | Shenfield | South Ockendon | South Woodham Ferrers | Southend-on-Sea | Stanstead Abbots | Stansted | Stansted (near) | Stansted Airport | Stansted Mountfitchet | Stock | Stoke by Nayland | Thaxted | Theydon Mount | Thorpe-Le-Soken | Tilbury | Tillingham | Tolleshunt Knights | Topplesfield | Waltham Abbey | Warley | Wendens Ambo | West Bergholt | West Thurrock | Westcliff-on-Sea | Wickham Bishops | Wivenhoe | Wix | Woodford Green |

Essex Tourist Information Centres

Birchanger Green Tourist Information Centre
Mill Welcome Break
Old Dunmow Road,
Bishops Shortford,
Essex, CM23 5QT
Tel: +44 (0) 1279 508656

Brentwood Tourist Information Centre
44 High St
Essex
CM14 4AJ
Tel: +44 (0) 1277 200300
email: click here

Clacton-on-Sea Tourist Information Centre
Town Hall, Station Road,
Clacton-on-Sea
Essex, CO15 1SE
Tel: +44 (0) 1255 686633
email: click here
Website: click here

Colchester Tourist Information Centre
Tymperleys Clock Museum
Trinity Street, Colchester
Essex, CO1 1JN
Tel: +44 (0) 1206 282920/282828
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Harwich Tourist Information Centre
Iconfield Park
Parkeston, Harwich
Essex,
CO12 4EN
Tel: +44 (0) 1255 506139
email: click here

Maldon Tourist Information Centre
Coach Lane, Maldon
Essex, CM9 4UH
Tel: +44 (0) 1621 856503
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Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre
1 Market Place
Saffron Walden
Essex, CBIO 1HR
Tel: +44 (0) 1799 510444

Southend Tourist Information Centre
Pier Entrance
Western Esplanade
Southend-on-Sea
Essex, SS1 IEE
Tel: +44 (0) 1702 215120
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Waltham Abbey Tourist Information Centre
Unit B
2-4 Highbridge Street
Waltham Abbey
Essex, EN9 1DG
Tel: +44 (0) 1992 652295
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Walton-on-the-Naze Tourist Information Centre
Princes Esplanade
Walton-on-the-Naze
Essex
CO14 8QD
Tel: +44 (0) 1255 675542

Witham Tourist Information Centre
61 Newland Street.
Essex
CM8 2FE
Tel: +44 (0) 1376 502674

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