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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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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

In their heyday, our coastal resorts attracted thousands of holidaymakers every summer and now a celebration of this rich heritage, through the Resorting to the Coast project, aims to boost tourism today. Juliana Vandegrift explains more

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Of all Britain's coastal counties, Essex can surely claim to be one of the best. With more than 350 miles of shoreline to choose from, the Essex coast is very much what you make of it, so even on those days when you're planning a little run out to the seaside and want more than just the beach, Essex has the answer

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Frinton on Sea's idyllic beaches provide the perfect backdrop for many activities and competitive sports, as well as sand castle building and kite-flying, explains Petra Hornsby

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The history and heritage of our county's historic homes is not only contained within their walls but it also stretches out into the land surrounding it. We've found 11 great walks that allow you to experience that history first hand

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Holidays

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

An icon in a city of greats, The Westbury not only surrounds its guests in luxury and style, it places them at the very centre of the city's social and cultural riches.

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Events

For those still figuring out how to spend your Friday through Sunday, we've rounded up 5 of Essex's best things to do to ensure no second of your weekend is wasted

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Monday, August 12, 2019

For those still figuring out how to spend your Friday through Sunday, we've rounded up 5 of Essex's best things to do to ensure no second of your weekend is wasted

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

There's no need to go abroad to get a taste of the continent this summer, when the Gipsy Kings (from France, singing in Spanish) play live in Essex, with an exquisite performance after live racing at Chelmsford City Racecourse

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Walks

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Laurie Page of the Public Rights of Way Team at Essex County Council shares with us this beautiful six-mile walk around Bradwell's stunning coastal delights

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Through woodlands, nature reserves and riverside beauty spots, we pick 9 perfect places for countryside walks plus some of the best pubs along the way

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

This perfect walk for a summer's day takes you from Ramsey village to the River Stour at Copperas Bay via the Essex Way | Words and photos: Laurie Page Public Rights of Way Team at Essex County Council

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

This delightful walk from the village of Ridgwell to the neighbouring hamlet of Tilbury Juxta Clare and back follows quiet country lanes and footpaths, perfect for a summer walk | Words and photos: Laurie Page Public Rights of Way Team at Essex County Council

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

A stroll from the village of Little Tey to Broad Green allows walkers to explore some of the county's stunning countryside using mostly public rights of way | Words and photos: Laurie Page Public Rights of Way Team at Essex County Council

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Wildlife

Friday, August 2, 2019

The Essex Wildlife Trust is holding a series of events throughout August for Essex Marine Month, a fantastic awareness event to celebrate and protect our coastal environments

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Andrew Fallan discovers the amazing habitat of harbour seals and why Essex is a very special place to see these most mesmerising of creatures

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

For most people bluebells are the first sign that spring has arrived and nothing beats a stroll through ancient woods or country parks surrounded by a sea of blue, so here are some of our favourite places to find bluebells in bloom

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Located in the south-western corner of Essex, Waltham Abbey is perhaps best known for its traditional market town, filled with character and charm and steeped in historic associations with the likes of King Harold, Henry II and Henry VIII

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