There are many places and attractions to witness in Essex, a county located in the East of England. The county town of Essex is known as Chelmsford.

Places of Tourist Interest in Essex

Castles in the County of Essex

The Hedingham Castle located near Braintree, a town in the county of Essex houses a fine representation of Norman Keep. Here you can see the Tudor Bridge, which is used, as the entry point in reaching the castle. Another castle, the Cressing Temple is reachable few minutes outside the town of Braintree. Within the Cressing Temple is a gigantic storage place where a representation of how the Knight Templar protects pilgrims on the way to the Holy Land is being kept for exhibition.

Hedingham Castle, Braintree, Essex, England

Another castle worth visiting in Essex is the MountFitchet Castle is found in Mountfitchet, which is very near Stansted.

The 11th century Norman Castle in Colchester is the most remarkable Norman Keep ever built. The castle is also considered as the largest surviving Norman Keep structure.


The town of Colchester is a perfect embodiment of the rich culture of Britain. Walking around Colchester is like walking back to Britain’s exciting historical past. There are many fantastic places to visit in Colchester like the Colchester Castle Museum. For family outings and activities, travelers can visit the Mistley Place Park that is open on most days. After going to the Mistley Church, families can spend their time going around or just relaxing at the park.

Activities to enjoy while in Essex

Shopping in Essex

Antique lovers will surely enjoy shopping aged items of different values in the scenic Battlesbridge. In the same way, as fresh produce lies abundant in the county’s farmer markets and local produce shops. Visiting Maldon give shoppers the chance to choose from a wide array of goods displayed in many boutiques and shopping outlets.


Cycling around the countryside of Essex gives cycles the chance to go around Essex and witness the almost perfect green landscape, river valleys and scenic spots that are really pleasing to the eyes. What a refreshing way to enjoy a supposed to be tiring sport activity.

Fun Family Activities

Kids will enjoy visiting the Colchester Zoo, where they will have the chance to see Europe’s finest collection of cats and monkeys.


Essex brags of an extensive shoreline where water enthusiasts can take pleasure in engaging to appropriate water sports activities. Watersports activities are not the only activity that the coastline of Essex has to offer; non-enthusiasts can just stroll along the shoreline where they can witness fisherman still unloading the day’s catch.

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