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Hedingham Castle

Hedingham Castle is not just one place. Romantic, beautiful, ancient, historic and wild, it is somewhere to set your imagination free.

Baley Street, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3DJ

tel: 01787 460261


Abbey Turning, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6LL

tel: 0333 013 2738


All Saints' Church

All Saints' Church

Our doors are open to everybody of all faiths – all are welcome in this house.

Maldon, Essex, CM9 4QE


Maldon United Reformed Church

Maldon United Reformed Church

We are a church made up of all ages, from the very young to the very mature, some are very new to the church, others come from a wide spectrum of church traditions.

Market Hill, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4PZ


St Giles Masonic Centre & Function Venue

Masonic Centre and function venue located in a converted church in the centre of the historic Essex town of Colchester.

St John's Green, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7EZ


Sy Michael's Church at St Michael's Church

St Michael's Church, Mile End Road, Colchester, CO4 5DN


Colchester Cemetery

Colchester Cemetery and Crematorium, Mersea Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8RU


Bourne Mill

Bourne Mill

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 still intact and working.

Bourne Mill, Bourne Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8RT

National Trust


Greensted Church

Greensted church

The oldest wooden church in the world, dating from the 11th century. Picturesque building in a quiet location, with Tudor chancel and Crusaders grave. A supposed resting place for St Edmund’s body.

Greensted, Ongar, Essex, CM5 9LD


Coggeshall Grange Barn

Coggeshall Grange Barn

Grange Barn stands as a reminder of the once powerful Coggeshall Abbey; with ancient pillars soaring to a cathedral like roof.

The National Trust, Grange Hill, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1RE

National Trust


Cathedral Church of St Mary and St Helen

Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8AT


Dyke system - Celtic/British at Dyke System Celtic/British

A defensive system built to protect Camulodunum dating from around 100BC. Camulodunum was not a town in the modern sense, but was more like a large country estate.

Dyke System Celtic/British, Straight Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 9JD


Maldon Methodist

Maldon Methodist Church

Situated on Maldon High Street, our aim is to make God’s love known to the community in which we are set. We worship together every Sunday morning at 10.30a.m, and all are welcome.

High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PB


Mountnessing Postmill

Mountnessing Windmill

A weatherboarded post mill, restored to working order in 1983. See the huge wood and iron gears, with one pair of stones opened up for viewing. Subject to wind, guided groups may be able to see the sails turning.

Roman Road, Mountnessing, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 0TZ


Alderford Watermill

Alderford Street Watermill

One of the most complete historic watermills in Essex with most of the original machinery. Restored working water wheel. Open weekends in spring and summer.

Alderford Street, Sible Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3XH


Dedham Parish Church at St Mary’s Church

Dedham Parish Church

Our church, dedicated to St Mary the Virgin in 1492 when the present building was begun, is not the first church to have been built upon this site.

St Mary’s Church, Dedham High Street, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6DE


The Maldon Brewing Co Ltd

The Maldon Brewing Co Ltd

Multiple camra award winner, many beers brewed.

The Blue Boar stable yard, Silver Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4QE


Audley End House and Gardens

Audley End House and Gardens

Step back in time and see Victorian life come to life before your eyes at Audley End House and Gardens. You can experience what life was like at one of England’s grandest stately homes.

Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JF

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