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Highlights in Essex
- Pristine beaches
- Shop at the Braintree Village shopping centre
- Art and culture
- Layer Marney Tower
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Log cabins in Essex
A fabulous mix of the seaside, urban fun and delightful countryside and forests, Essex has something for everyone. To the east, Essex offers log cabins on the best of British coast with beaches, salt flats and ocean sports. To the west, Epping Forest boasts over 4,000 hectares of ancient woodland. In between you’ve got log cabins located in rolling green countryside or close to fast-moving and fun cities. Whether you prefer urban or rural, Essex has the holiday for you.Log cabins for your family and other animals
When you think log cabin in Essex, think pretty. Gorgeous holiday homes in the most exquisite places, with views over rolling hills and well-kept gardens. Many Essex log cabins allow pets so you can travel together with the whole family, and look out for those with hot tubs for a soak under the stars after a day of fun! While there’s plenty for travelling couples, Essex welcomes large parties, and it’s easy to find properties for 10 or more people.
Travellers and activities
A veritable art and theatre hot spot, Essex plays host to a huge range of cultural experiences. The Firstsight arts centre in Colchester is a quite remarkable building and a destination in itself. It houses a wide variety of art media from traditional visual art galleries with works from national and international arts, to film and even a Roman mosaic taken from the site upon which the building now stands. The Gibberd Gallery in Harlow has a permanent exhibition of works from the 20th century, and the award winning Saffron Hall in Saffron Walden hosts live concerts throughout the year.Essex for shoppers
The famous Braintree Village shopping centre welcomes shoppers with nearly 90 different outlets from major high street names. Easy parking, easy shopping, this is a pleasant and easy day trip out. For those looking for the exclusive, the place to be is Dedham Arts and Craft Centre in the town of Dedham. Browse the unusual products made by local and international craftspeople and take a break in the delightful on-site tea rooms.Essex for seaside lovers
The Essex coast is the most temperate of the British Isles, and, combined with divine golden sand and a plethora of ocean and coast based activities, Essex is a holiday destination to excite. Clacton-on-Sea and Southend-on-Sea are both world renowned holiday resorts, with iconic wooden bathing huts lining pristine beaches and looking over clean, blue water. Take a stroll down Clacton’s famous pier and find entertainment from adventure golf to go karts, and of course the penny arcades!
Great Dunmow host the oldest known British competition, where married competitors must prove that they have spent a year without a cross word shared between them!
Top 7 travel tips in Essex
Back in Roman times, Colchester, or as it was known then, Camulnodunum, became Britain’s first city and the first capital of Britain. Come and learn about where and how people lived in this most important Roman settlement.2. Get close up and personal with the world’s wildest animals
Colchester Zoo has been home to animals wild and wonderful for over 50 years. From elephants to ants, mammals, reptiles, birds and fish, if it walks, flies or swims it’s probably here for you to behold. Book a hands-on encounter with a range of animals such as sea lions or orangutans.3. Take the kids on an adventure
Adventure Island in Southend on Sea has over 40 rides and attractions for kids of all ages. Pay only for what you want to experience, for there is no entry fee to this funfair!4. Visit Layer Marney Tower
Built by Lord Marney in the 1520s, Layer Marney Tower was built to show off his wealth and influence. There was no suitable building stone nearby so he had false stone cladding made from terracotta fixed over the material underneath, to pretend that he had imported stone from elsewhere, which would have been extremely costly. The tower is the tallest Tudor gateway in the UK and has 99 steps to the top.5. Soar through the skies of Clacton-on-Sea
Pleasure flights in light aircraft fly frequently from the Clacton-on-Sea airfield. Get a birds’ eye view of the beautiful coastline and attractive villages beyond.6. Go fossil hunting
Essex is probably the best place in the UK for finding fossils, with the town of Walton-on-the-Naze having some of the most fertile hunting grounds. Maylandsea is unique as you can find fossils of lobsters!7. Enjoy Audley End House and Gardens.
Audley End House in Saffron Walden boasts a stunning mansion house and superb gardens. Massive trees, follies, waterfalls and great open spaces, this is a true wonderland that will cap off your visit to this remarkable part of the world.