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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


Castle Methodist Church

This Church stands on the site where John Wesley established the first Methodist Church in Colchester, the Great Round meeting House' in 1759.

Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, UK


St Mary's Church, East Bergholt

Gandish Road, East Bergholt, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6UR


Colne Valley Railway

Colne Valley Railway

One mile length of line with re-located buildings, large collection of heritage rolling stock, steam and diesel locomotives and miniature and model railways. Special events including Thomas and Santa specials.

Hedingham Station, Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3DZ

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Southchurch Hall Museum

Southchurch Hall

13th-14th century timber-framed moated manor house with Tudor additions. Period room settings from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. Exhibition of history of house and manor.

Southchurch Hall Close, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2TE

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St Mary's Church

One of Suffolk's fine 'Wool' churches, it's tower dominates the surrounding area for many miles. From it's saxon- Norman origins the present perpendicular building dates mainly from the 1300's and late 1500's

Church Street, Stoke By Nayland, Essex, CO6 4QU


Christian Science Church

24 Trinity Street, Colchester, CO1 1JN


Brentwood Cathedral

Brentwood Cathedral

The new (1991) Roman Catholic classical cathedral church of St Mary and St Helen incorporates part of the original Victorian church. Designed by distinguished Classical architect Quinlan Terry with roundels by Raphael Maklouf.

Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM4 9BU


Eastbury Manor House

Eastbury Manor House. Image by Grant Smith

Important brick-built Tudor gentry house, completed about 1573, little altered since. Early 17th-century wall-paintings showing fishing scenes and a cityscape grace the former Great Chamber.

Eastbury Square, Barking, Essex, IG11 9SN

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Waltham Abbey Gatehouse and Bridge

Victoria Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1HE


St Peter’s & St Paul’s Church

The Green, Station Road, Chingford, Essex, E4 7ER


Myland Parish Hall

Mile End Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5DY


The Folly at The Minories Galleries

The Minories Folly

Visit and learn about our 18th Century Folly, Grade II listed and full of character and eccentricity. What is it, who built it and why?

The Minories Galleries, The Minories, 74 High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UE


St Mary's Church

Down Hall Road, Matching Green, Harlow, Essex, CM17


Artillery Street Evangelical Church

A place of evangelical Christian worship. Our slogan is ‘The Bible - Carefully and clearly explained’. Our church has been here since 1839, and is famous for being the place of the Spiritual conversion of the famous Victorian preacher.

12a Artillery Street, New Town, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2JL


St Mary and All Saints Church

This Saxon church is on the site of a Roman villa. The Victorians gave the church its present appearance and its greatest treasure: French stained glass from the 12th century.

Church Road, Rivenhall, Essex, CM8 3PQ


Southend & District Reform Synagogue at District Reform Synagogue

District Reform Synagogue, District Reform Synagogue, 851 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 9SZ