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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


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 Lawrence Heritage Discovery Church

St Lawrence Rural Discovery Church

This active rural parish church, situated on a hilltop overlooking the Blackwater Estuary provides exhibitions and community activities. Light refreshments available.

Saint Lawrence Hill, Saint Lawrence, Southminster, Essex, CM0 7LN


Rayleigh Windmill and Museum at The Rayleigh Windmill

Rayleigh Windmill and Museum

The Rayleigh Windmill is a Grade II listed building more than 200 years old and an award-winning tourist and educational attraction.

The Rayleigh Windmill, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7ED

VistEngland VAQAS


Cathedral Church of St Mary and St Helen

Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8AT


Foulness Heritage Centre

Foulness Heritage Centre

Museum and archive collection displaying 1000 years of Foulness History. Opportunity for guided tours.

Church End, Foulness Island, Southend-on-Sea, SS3 9XQ


Creeksea Place House and Gardens

Creeksea Place House and Gardens

Creeksea Place is a 16th century fairytale Tudor Mansion set in beautiful gardens. The house with its captivating façade and tranquil surroundings is steeped in history.

Ferry Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8PJ


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


The former home of Sir Frederick Gibberd at The Gibberd Garden

The Gibberd Garden

The former home and garden of Sir Frederick Gibberd were rescued, and are conserved and now open to the public by a committed group of volunteers.

The Gibberd Garden, Marsh Lane, Gilden Way, Harlow, Essex, CM17 0NA


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


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


RCCG StillWaters

Church located a short distance from Colchester town centre.

Unit 4, 96 Brook Street Business Centre, Brook Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2UZ


Cressing Temple Barns

Cressing Temple Barns

Historically the most important - and dimensionally the largest - of the Knights Templar's Essex landholdings, Cressing Temple is a fascinating medieval moated farmstead boasting the oldest recorded timber-framed barn in the world.

Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Cressing, Nr. Witham, CM77 8PD

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St Giles Leper Hospital Remains

St Giles Leper Hospital Remains

Remains of an ancient Leper Hospital said to have been founded in 1164 by Henry II.

Spital Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6EA


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


Gosbecks Archaeological Park

Gosbecks Archaeological Park Map

The Archaeological Park is one of the most significant Iron Age and Roman sites in the country. Enjoy a walk and discover the highlights of the site with the interpretation boards around the Park.

Maldon Road, Colchester, CO3 4RN


Prittlewell Priory Museum

Prittlewell Priory Museum

Well preserved 12th Century Priory housing a museum of the Priory's history. At some time during 2008 the museum will close for building work.

Priory Park, Victoria Avenue, Southend, Essex, SS2 6NB