Browsing local attractions within 8 miles of Crowne Plaza Colchester - Five Lakes
1 Old Hall Lane, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Maldon, Essex, CM9 8TP, Tel: 01621 869015, (1 miles, 2kms)
An opportunity to see an abundance of coastal wetland bird species in their natural environment.
Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0SL, Tel: 01206 331292, Email, (6 miles, 9kms)
One of Europe's finest zoos; with over 260 species and 50 daily displays including the chance to feed elephants and giraffes yourself!
Town Hall, 61 Newland Street, Witham, Essex, CM8 2FE, Tel: 01376 502674, Email, (7 miles, 11kms)
Wenlock Way, High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5AD, Tel: 01621 856503, Email, (6 miles, 10kms)
Little Wigborough, Essex, UK, Tel: 01376 562226, (3 miles, 5kms)
Situated on the remote and attractive Blackwater Estuary, they are part of the Blackwater site of Special Scientific Interest. The salt marshes are rich in overwintering wildfowl and wading birds.
Bourne Mill, Bourne Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8RT, Tel: 01206 572422, Email, (8 miles, 12kms)
National Trust property, the mill was originally built as a fishing lodge in 1591 and features stepped "Dutch" gables. There is a millpond and some of the machinery, including the waterwheel which is intact and working.
Paycockes, 25 West Street, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1NS, Tel: 01376 561305, Email, (8 miles, 13kms)
Built in the 16th century, this attractive half-timbered house is a grand example of wealth generated by the cloth trade.
Layer Marney, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9US, Tel: 01206 330784, Email, (2 miles, 4kms)
Magnificent Tudor building with the tallest Gatehouse in Britain and 16th century Italianate terracotta. Climb the tower, visit the gardens, outbuildings dolls house, church and farm animals. Cafe and shop.
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9RB, Tel: 01376 561946, Email, (7 miles, 11kms)
A beautiful ten acre garden with something of interest at all times of year. Exuberant planting with masses of flowers and interesting plants. New 60 yard rose arbour by Ben Coode-Adams.
Maldon, Essex, CM9 5FW, Tel: 01621 741234, (7 miles, 11kms)
It is an old garden site and suffered a period of neglect but is now being cared for by volunteers from Maldon & Heybridge Horticultural Society. The garden is very small and normally open to the public for a short time once a month.
Market Hill, Maldon, CM9 4RL, Tel: 01621 857373, (7 miles, 11kms)
Station Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4LQ, Tel: 01621 841826, Email, (6 miles, 10kms)
An amazing collection of British military artefacts dating from the English Civil War to present day, including an espionage collection belonging to the British Secret Agents.
Plume Building, Market Hill, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4PZ, Tel: 01621 851628 (c, (7 miles, 11kms)
Acclaimed 42 foot long Maldon embroidery celebrating 1000th anniversary of the famous Battle of Maldon depicting historic scenes and personalities in stunning colour and detail. Also fine art gallery and souvenir shop.
Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ, Tel: 01621 850222, Email, (7 miles, 11kms)
One stop for family fun and food - monkey puzzle play centre, bowling, snooker, pool, bars, main street restaurant and Izumi Oriental Buffet.
Hythe Quay, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HR, Tel: 01621 893674, Email, (6 miles, 10kms)
Weekend and week sailing charters on the east coast for parties or individuals onboard fully rigged traditional east coast sailing barges. Participation actively encouraged. Trust membership available.
Off Aldcar Road, Copford Green, CO6 1DG, Tel: 01206 210488, (6 miles, 9kms)
Celebrated 12th century apsidal church with magnificent colour medieval wall paintings, showing a strong Byzantine influence in content and design as well as technical excellence and lavishness of execution.
Saint Lawrence Hill, Saint Lawrence, Southminster, Essex, CM0 7LN, Tel: 01621 779319, Email, (6 miles, 10kms)
This active rural parish church, situated on a hilltop overlooking the Blackwater Estuary provides exhibitions and community activities. Light refreshments available.
Maldon, Essex, CM9 4LE, Tel: 01621 856503, (6 miles, 10kms)
Oak Tree Meadow