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Cogeshall is home to a number of significant buildings including Paycockes House, The Abbey and the Clock House. And, while Marks Hall Mansion no longer stands, it still leaves a lasting legacy within Coggeshall’s landscape

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How well do you know Colchester?

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

All too often, our visits around our county only scratch the surface of what there is to be discovered. Essex Life editor Julian Read resolved to dig a little deeper in Colchester

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Essex is home to some of the most stunning vistas in the UK. From the estuary of River Thames to the North Sea coastline, the county’s scenery is a diverse patchwork of stunning sea views, ancient architecture and vibrant gardens. We pick 9 of our favourites

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Why not enjoy a delightful spring time stroll around some beautiful countryside surrounding Little Walden, tucked away in the northwest corner of the county?

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Exploring the beauty of Dedham

Monday, April 10, 2017

Essex has many charming towns and villages, not to mention some extremely picturesque landscapes, but Dedham has to be one of the brightest jewels in its crown.

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From woodlands and nature reserves to Dedham Vale, we pick 9 perfect places for countryside walks plus some of the best cosy pubs along the way

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Whether you’re looking to spruce up your wardrobe, or on the hunt for unique new furniture and other fine things, Saffron Walden has so much to offer

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Brentwood through time

Monday, March 27, 2017

Kate Cole is the author of Brentwood and Around Through Time. Here she shares some of her own unique insights into the history of this fascinating Essex town

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10 Easter days out in Essex

Monday, March 27, 2017

Looking to get away for an Easter break? Adam Jones explains why you don’t have to go very far at all for a great day out – and you can even beat the airport queues

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Ad Feature: Hintlesham Hall unveils grand plans for 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

The new year is the turning of a new page, and a great opportunity for change. It gives people the chance to revisit the way they look at life, or begin new projects. And the owners of Hintlesham Hall, the hotel and spa nestled in the heart of Suffolk, are doing exactly that.

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No one knows Essex better than the people of Essex; we asked where the prettiest places to live were, and you let us know. So, without further ado, here are the prettiest places, suggested by you

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Exploring Ongar, past & present

Monday, March 13, 2017

With its ancient high street, picturesque scenery and beautiful old buildings, Ongar stands as a civil parish in the Epping Forest District of Essex. We learn about the town, its past and its present

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Lots of the towns and villages in Essex have fascinating histories and beautiful buildings making them wonderful places to live. We’ve selected 10 of our favourites

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10 places to discover in…Maldon

Monday, February 20, 2017

With its remarkable heritage and its stunning scenery, Maldon is one of our county’s must-visit towns. Essex Life picks out 10 places you might want to see while you are there

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10 things to discover in…Coggeshall

Monday, February 13, 2017

With its countryside location and charming architecture, the town of Coggeshall has much to endear it to visitors and residents. Here are ten things you might just fall in love with

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Few places in Essex can rival Great Dunmow for its countryside feel, historic architecture and fabulous range of independent businesses. Here Essex Life reveals just some of the things you might find there

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We all love a good old pub. Full of character and history there is no better place to sit back and enjoy a drink. Here are 10 of our favourite historical pubs

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From Thurrock, to the world

Monday, January 23, 2017

Ali Pretty is the founding member and artistic director of the international outdoor arts company Kinetika. Here she tells Essex Life about here passion for history, Thurrock and its links to the world

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Romantic breaks in Essex

Friday, January 13, 2017

If you’re looking for a Valentines Day escape or just a spontaneous weekend getaway with that special someone, Essex is the perfect place for a romantic break. Here are 10 of our favourite places

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In his new book, Full Circle, David Dunford traces the history of horse racing in Chelmsford and uncovers a lost world which began more than 250 years ago.

Here he shares some of that story

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