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Promenade Park (Maldon)
#1 of 88 attractions in Essex
Category: Parks
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Castle Park (Colchester)
#2 of 88 attractions 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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#3 of 88 attractions 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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#4 of 88 attractions in Essex
Category: Bodies of Water
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RHS Garden Hyde Hall (Chelmsford)
#5 of 88 attractions 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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#6 of 88 attractions in Essex
Category: Parks
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Hylands Park (Chelmsford)
#7 of 88 attractions in Essex
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#8 of 88 attractions in Essex
Category: Parks
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Frinton on Sea Beach (Frinton-On-Sea)
#9 of 88 attractions in Essex
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#10 of 88 attractions 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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Clacton-on-Sea Beach (Clacton-on-Sea)
#11 of 88 attractions in Essex
Category: Beaches
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#12 of 88 attractions in Essex
Category: Parks
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Rainham Marshes (Purfleet)
#13 of 88 attractions in Essex
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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#14 of 88 attractions in Essex
Category: Gardens
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Weald Country Park (Brentwood)
#15 of 88 attractions in Essex
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Walton On The Naze beach (Walton-on-the-Naze)
#16 of 88 attractions in Essex
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Lake Meadows (Billericay)
#17 of 88 attractions in Essex
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#18 of 88 attractions in Essex
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Bridge End Garden (Saffron Walden)
#19 of 88 attractions in Essex
Category: Gardens
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#20 of 88 attractions in Essex
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#21 of 88 attractions 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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#22 of 88 attractions in Essex
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Shoebury East Beach (Shoeburyness)
#23 of 88 attractions in Essex
Category: Beaches
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#24 of 88 attractions in Essex
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#25 of 88 attractions 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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Waltham Abbey Gardens (Waltham Abbey)
#26 of 88 attractions in Essex
Category: Gardens
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Gunpowder Park (Waltham Abbey)
#27 of 88 attractions in Essex
Category: Parks
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Two Tree Island (Leigh-on Sea)
#28 of 88 attractions in Essex
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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#29 of 88 attractions in Essex
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Forests
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#30 of 88 attractions in Essex
Category: Gardens; Historic Sites
Owner description: Discover a beautiful country house and gardens in the heart of Ilford. Visit the recreated Victorian kitchen and Georgian... more » Owner description: Discover a beautiful country house and gardens in the heart of Ilford. Visit the recreated Victorian kitchen and Georgian rooms, with gorgeous views over surrounding parkland. Enjoy contemporary art exhibitions and installations. Explore the stunning historic gardens. Bring the whole family for hands-on games, activities and discovery trails. Valentines Mansion is open to the public on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 10am and 5pm, and Sundays from 11am to 4pm. Entry to the mansion is free.Valentines Gardens are open throughout the year. The Gardener's Cottage Cafe, set within the tranquil walled gardens, is open throughout the year from 10am to sunset.Valentines Mansion is also available to hire for a whole host of functions, from weddings and celebrations, to business meetings and seminars. It also makes an ideal location for filming and photoshoots.For full details visit our web site. Nearest Tube: Gants Hill Underground Station on the Central Line (5 minute walk). « less
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