Essex is where the bustle of London meets the peaceful countryside of East Anglia. Located to the northeast of the capital, parts of the county consist of urban sprawl, especially around the Thames estuary and cities like Southend. However, head further north and you’ll find quaint towns and villages amid predominantly flat greenery.

    The mix of country and capital creates a fantastic destination, with an impressive choice of star attractions and natural beauty. Be sure to check out Colchester Castle, Southend Pier and Epping Forest, just to begin with.

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