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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


The Maeldune Heritage Centre

The Maeldune Heritage Centre

We are proud to be the Custodians of the famous Maldon Embroidery. This wonderful work of art, 42 feet long and alive with vibrant colour and design, celebrates the 1000 years since the celebrated Battle of Maldon in 991.

St Peter’s Tower, Market Hill, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4PZ


Mistley Towers

Mistley Towers

This is a rare example of Robert Adam's ecclesiastical work. Originally it was a parish church, St. Mary the Virgin, that had been built in the 18th century in the Georgian style. Sadly the two towers are now all that remain.

The Walls, Essex, -


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


Coggeshall Museum

Coggeshall Museum

Exhibitions and photographs of Coggeshall's industrial, agricultural and social history. Coggeshall lace, working loom, archaeology, Coggeshall bricks, video footage and computerised postcard show. Town tours by prior arrangement.

Coggeshall Village Hall, Stoneham Street, Coggeshall, Essex, CO61UH


Wivenhoe Congregational Church

High Street, Wivenhoe, Colchester, Essex, CO7 9AB


County Prison, Colchester Castle at Colchester Castle Museum

County Prison, Colchester Castle

Colchester Castle Museum, Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

VistEngland VAQAS


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


St Christopher’s church & St Andrew's

St Andrew's Church Willingale

St Christopher’s and St. Andrew’s Willingale two historic rural Essex churches in one churchyard that straddles the Essex Way, welcomes individual, group and U3A visits.

Brick House, Willingale, ESSEX, CM5 0SJ


St Mary's with Mundon

St Mary's, Mundon

St. Mary's Church is known locally as the Fisherman's Church as its tower guides sailors and their craft into the Hythe Quay.

Church Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HP


Maldon Town Hall

Maldon Town Hall

Maldon Town Council provide a number of rooms in the Town Hall for hire, that are suitable for a variety of events.

Market Hill, Maldon, CM9 4RL


Rayleigh Mount

Rayleigh Mount

The former site of the Doomsday castle erected by Sweyn of Essex.

Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7ED


Cathedral Church of St Mary and St Helen

Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8AT


The Dutch Cottage

The Dutch Cottage

The tiny octagonal cottage based on the design of the 17th century Dutch settlers must be one of the smallest and certainly most unusual 'council houses' in Britain.

Crown Hill, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7HQ


Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church

Colchester's only surviving Saxon building which has an arrowhead (triangle arches) doorway in the tower and features re-used Roman bricks.

Trinity Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JN


Jaywick Martello Tower

Martello Tower

Built originally as a Napoleonic Fort in the early 19th century the tower now acts as a central hub for the local community & visitors. There are regular arts & heritage exhibitions, talks & events.

Jaywick Martello Tower, The Promenade, Belsize Avenue, Jaywick, Essex, CO15 2LF


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