"Essex and its Villages" Top 5 Page for this destination Essex by alucas
Essex Travel Guide: 714 reviews and 1,481 photos
This page will be permanently under construction as I add places locally.
Essex is really a county of two halves. There is the flat vast sprawl of over-developed towns and industry towards the Thames and London, and the farmlands and villages of North-East Essex. The border between the two is blurred somewhere in the middle, but as the towns expand outwards the pretty villages are gradually being swallowed up.
The largest town in north Essex is Colchester, recognised as the Oldest Recorded Town in Britain and the original Roman capital here. See my pages on Colchester for some information on Roman Colchester, its role in the Civil War, and places to see.
Some of the local villages and towns have quite a history of their own. I'll be adding to my pages over time as and when I take some pictures. They are all shown on this map, but it's a bit hard to read !
Have a look at my pages on
(Still to be written)
Wakes Colne and Chappel
and more !
Some of the villages aren't worthy of a page to themselves, so I will write about them as "Off the Beaten Path" tips. E.G. Layer Marney, and Terling.
Castle Hedingham is a small village in the north of Essex, and, naturally, it has a castle. Not just a castle, but a... more travel advice
Dovercourt is definitely a "gentile" seaside town. You won't find much in the way of cafes or amusement arcades - as you... more travel advice
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