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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


Mangapps Railway Museum

Mangapps Railway Museum

Extensive working railway museum including locomotives, carriages, wagons, historic buildings, memorabilia and a major collection of signalling equipment. Much of the collection is under cover. Train rides are available every open day.

Southminster Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8QG


Plume Avenue Church

Plume Avenue, Colchester, CO3 4PQ


Thomas Plume’s Library

Thomas Plume’s Library

Founded in 1704 this historic library still houses Thomas Plume’s books and his small collection of paintings.

Plume Building, Market Hill, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4PZ


St Andrew's Church Abberton

Rectory Lane, Abberton, Essex, CO5 7NJ


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


Waltham Abbey Church

Fine Norman Abbey founded in 1060 by King Harold, who is reputedly buried here. Visitor centre in crypt. Lee Valley Regional Park nearby. Guide available for pre-booked groups.

Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1DG

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Mount Bures Church

Hall Road, Mount Bures, Colchester, Essex, CO8 5AS


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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Hylands Estate

Hylands Estate

A beautiful Grade II* listed neo-classical villa set in over 500 acres of Repton landscaped parkland and gardens. Diary of special events available. Pre-booked guided tours of house and garden available.

London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ

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Hadleigh Castle

Hadleigh Castle

The impressive remains of a mighty fortress constructed over seven centuries ago; overlooking the Essex Marshes, the barbican and two towers remain standing today.

Castle Lane, Essex, SS7 2PP


St Andrews Church at St Andrew’s Church

St Andrew’s Church, Church Lane, Marks Tey, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1LW


St Mary the Virgin

St Mary’s Church

Affectionately known as St Mary's, there has been a church on this site since 1155, possibly even earlier, and as such the fabric of the building reflects a long and eventful history.

Church Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8QB


Sy Michael's Church at St Michael's Church

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


Upminster Windmill

Upminster Windmill

One of the better preserved Smock Mills in the country, containing all the original wooden machinery. Awaiting restoration. Free guided tours & parking.

Mill Field, St Mary's Lane, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2QL

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John Webb's Windmill

John Webb's Windmill

Brick tower mill built 1804 with small museum. In full working order with the original mill machinery intact.

Fishmarket Street, Thaxted, Essex, CM6 2PG


Roman Theatre

Roman Theatre

The remains of the Roman theatre in the town centre can best be seen in Maidenburgh Street in the Dutch Quarter. Look for the darker paving in the road showing the outline of the theatre's walls.

Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TT

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