Essex is a real county of contrasts offering a rich tapestry of everything that makes Britain great. There are plenty of events for the whole family to enjoy throughout the year, from fairs and festivals to concerts and theatre, and some of the freshest, finest food available, whether it’s fish and chips by the sea, or a gourmet dinner in luxurious surroundings. Discover a wonderful collection of old and new, as Essex manages to combine ancient and modern, fascinating towns and villages and ever-changing coastlines to create the perfect day trip or short break.
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Essex offers something for everyone thanks to one of the largest shopping centres in the country and smaller boutiques in its market towns.
Arts & culture
There’s plenty to do in Essex if you’re looking for a trip through the ages.
Whether you’re looking for a night out with friends, a quiet drink with your partner or something more classy, Essex offers it all.
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Places to stay
Whether you want to stay here in style, luxury, comfort or just cheaply, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Whether north, south, east or west of the county, days out are the best way to experience everything it has to offer.
Reasons to visit
There are dozens of reasons to love Essex – here are a few of our favourites.
You can pack a lot into a couple of days – try this itinerary to make the most of it.
Getting here & around
It’s easy to get to Essex and travel around the county, whatever mode of transport you favour!
Although Essex has everything you may desire, it’s also well-connected to London and other home counties too!