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Thanks to Henry VIII and his Dissolution of the Monasteries, our country is blessed with many truly romantic ruins, and Essex is home to some truly stunning monastic remains. Stephen Roberts picks his top 10 of particular significance

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Ad Feature Ingatestone Christmas Market returning this December 8

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Following last year's successful debut, the Christmas Market in Ingatestone this year will be held on Sunday 8th December from 12noon - 6pm

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Spend Halloween hunting down ghouls and ghosts in the county's most haunted places and spaces. We pick 10 absolutely terrifying locations to visit this October.

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Wherever you are across Essex you're never too far away from a stunning firework display or an enormous bonfire to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night. We've rounded up 15 of our favourites for you to try this November

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Over the October half term Essex will be filled with spooky events that'll be sure to put you in the ideal mood for Halloween. Here are 18 great places for kids and adults alike

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While close to the capital, Epping is very much an Essex gem and its proud heritage of hunting forests and historic houses is well worth exploring, as Petra Hornsby discovers

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Across Essex our towns and villages' streets are brimming with attractive, historical intrigue. In no particular order, these are 9 amazing ones you need to explore

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In her latest edition examining unusual facts about Essex Mica Bale looks at the history of Stow Maries Aerodrome, how Winston Churchill enjoyed holidays at Frinton, Rayleigh's Royal hunts and more

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There are certain moments in our nation's history when Essex has been at the epicentre, shaping England and its future. Stephen Roberts picks out ten of these moments of time when Essex has made history

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Colchester is one of the county's most popular tourist destinations, with attractions that celebrate both a rich heritage of days gone by and innovations that aim to protect our world for the future. Petra Hornsby found out more

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How well do you know Essex?

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

We've put together 15 questions that will push your knowledge of Essex to the limit - let us know how you've done on social media!

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Harwich will host the 14th Harwich Shanty Festival this month, so to understand the spirit of the festival, and find his sea legs, Owen Lewis went to sea with festival founders Jon and Pam Fitzgerald

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Peldon has been named the Essex Village of the Year for 2019 and here Liz Davidson, from the Village Hall's Management Committee, explains why she believes the village was a worthy winner

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Ad Feature Autumn days out in Essex: 6 great places to go

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The days may be drawing in and temperatures are going down but there's still loads of things to do across Essex. Here are 6 great places for you to go this autumn

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Essex Country Parks have secured seven Green Flag Awards, joining a record number of parks and green spaces collecting a Green Flag Award this year

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Laura Davey highlights some of the top Essex attractions as the county's unique history is put on show as part of the Heritage Open Days festival this month

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The summer holidays means a rush of activity, so you might just be looking for places to escape to for a bit of tranquility. Holly Louise Eells picks 10 peaceful places in the county to provide a bubble of calm

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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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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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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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