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Promenade Park (Maldon)
Ranked #1 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Parks
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Castle Park (Colchester)
Ranked #2 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Parks
Owner description: Colchester's distinctive heritage is nowhere more apparent than in Castle Park. A site of national importance, this Victorian... more » Owner description: Colchester's distinctive heritage is nowhere more apparent than in Castle Park. A site of national importance, this Victorian Park contains evidence of 2000 years of history and is a landscape moulded by the people of Colchester over many eras.Castle Park not only encompasses much of Colchester's rich heritage within its boundaries but is much loved and used as a part of present day life. It boasts over 1 million visitors a year. Providing a green oasis in the town centre, you can sit, walk, enjoy music, play games, or picnic amongst wonderful flowers and trees. Its horticulture is award-winning and the park has long been a superb venue for the town's big events.The park itself is designated Grade II on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. « less
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Ranked #3 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Gardens
Owner description: Find inspiration in 7.5 Acres of beautiful Essex Gardens complete with large plant nursery and Tea Rooms. Ten times Chelsea... more » Owner description: Find inspiration in 7.5 Acres of beautiful Essex Gardens complete with large plant nursery and Tea Rooms. Ten times Chelsea Gold Medal winner Beth Chatto welcomes you to her world-famous informal garden. Follow Drought tolerant planting as it descends into lush Water Gardens and the cool of Woodland Gardens, demonstrating perfectly the ethos of "right plant for the right place". Open seven days a week, the large plant Nursery propagates quality plants all year round while the Tea Rooms offer refreshment over-looking the Gravel Gardens. « less
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Frinton on Sea Beach (Frinton-On-Sea)
Ranked #4 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
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Ranked #5 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Parks
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Ranked #6 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Bodies of Water
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Hylands Park (Chelmsford)
Ranked #7 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
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RHS Garden Hyde Hall (Chelmsford)
Ranked #8 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Gardens
Owner description: An Essex hilltop garden with sweeping panoramas, big open skies, herbaceous borders, roses, ponds and drought tolerant... more » Owner description: An Essex hilltop garden with sweeping panoramas, big open skies, herbaceous borders, roses, ponds and drought tolerant planting. A fabulous day out whatever the season. Facilities include a restaurant, cafe, gift & bookshop, plant centre, children's play area and free parking. « less
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Ranked #9 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Parks
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Walton On The Naze beach (Walton-on-the-Naze)
Ranked #10 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
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Ranked #11 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Parks
Owner description: It's beautiful to visit in the Summer,it is reasonably safe to visit but I would like to see more benches for us to sit... more » Owner description: It's beautiful to visit in the Summer,it is reasonably safe to visit but I would like to see more benches for us to sit on.Toilets need to be kept clean by both the public and the cleaners..... « less
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Rainham Marshes (Purfleet)
Ranked #12 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Clacton-on-Sea Beach (Clacton-on-Sea)
Ranked #13 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Beaches
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Lake Meadows (Billericay)
Ranked #14 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
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Ranked #15 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #16 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Parks
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Weald Country Park (Brentwood)
Ranked #17 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
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Ranked #18 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
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Shoebury East Beach (Shoeburyness)
Ranked #19 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Beaches
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Bridge End Garden (Saffron Walden)
Ranked #20 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #21 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Parks
Owner description: 125 acres in size and declared an SSSI due to the wildlife present with Hawthorn scrub, meadow and saltmarsh habitats.... more » Owner description: 125 acres in size and declared an SSSI due to the wildlife present with Hawthorn scrub, meadow and saltmarsh habitats. Attractions include a miniature railway, sculpture trail, visitor centre, refreshment facilities, birdwatching hides and an adventure playground for the children. « less
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Ranked #22 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
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Brightlingsea Beach (Brightlingsea)
Ranked #23 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
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Gunpowder Park (Waltham Abbey)
Ranked #24 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Parks
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Ranked #25 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Gardens
Recommended in Great British Gardens 2014 and Essex Days Out
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Waltham Abbey Gardens (Waltham Abbey)
Ranked #26 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Gardens
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Two Tree Island (Leigh-on Sea)
Ranked #27 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #28 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Gardens
Owner description: Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum from an unmissable attraction in the Essex countryside. Marks Hall combines many English... more » Owner description: Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum from an unmissable attraction in the Essex countryside. Marks Hall combines many English traditions with beautiful formal gardens, a stunning Arboretum with an enviable collection of trees and woodland paths to walk for miles. Each facet of the Estate gives lots of inspiration and will spark a need to return time and time again. « less
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Ranked #29 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Forests
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Ranked #30 of 91 Outdoors in Essex
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