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Essex - Outdoors

 

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Castle Park (Colchester)
Ranked #1 of 82 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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Promenade Park (Maldon)
Ranked #2 of 82 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Parks
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Ranked #3 of 82 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Parks
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Ranked #4 of 82 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Parks
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Ranked #5 of 82 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Gardens
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Frinton on Sea Beach (Frinton-On-Sea)
Ranked #6 of 82 Outdoors in Essex
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RHS Garden Hyde Hall (Chelmsford)
Ranked #7 of 82 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 #8 of 82 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Parks
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Ranked #9 of 82 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Bodies of Water
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Rainham Marshes (Purfleet)
Ranked #10 of 82 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Clacton-on-Sea Beach (Clacton-on-Sea)
Ranked #11 of 82 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #12 of 82 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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Walton On The Naze beach (Walton-on-the-Naze)
Ranked #13 of 82 Outdoors in Essex
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Ranked #14 of 82 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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Bridge End Garden (Saffron Walden)
Ranked #15 of 82 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #16 of 82 Outdoors in Essex
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Ranked #17 of 82 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Gardens
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Lake Meadows (Billericay)
Ranked #18 of 82 Outdoors in Essex
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Hylands Park (Chelmsford)
Ranked #19 of 82 Outdoors in Essex
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Ranked #20 of 82 Outdoors 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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Shoebury East Beach (Shoeburyness)
Ranked #21 of 82 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #22 of 82 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #23 of 82 Outdoors in Essex
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Weald Country Park (Brentwood)
Ranked #24 of 82 Outdoors in Essex
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Ranked #25 of 82 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Leigh Library Gardens (Leigh-on Sea)
Ranked #26 of 82 Outdoors in Essex
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Waltham Abbey Gardens (Waltham Abbey)
Ranked #27 of 82 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #28 of 82 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Gardens
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Chalkwell Beach (Southend-on-Sea)
Ranked #29 of 82 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Beaches
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Two Tree Island (Leigh-on Sea)
Ranked #30 of 82 Outdoors in Essex
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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