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12 of the best wedding venues in Essex

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

When planning your big day in Essex you're absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to magical wedding venues. Here are 12 places from around the county you should consider

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We've teamed up with Island Cottage Holidays and Isle of Wight Distillery to offer one lucky winner the chance to win £500 of holiday vouchers and a gin set

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In her latest book, Brentwood in 50 Buildings, Sylvia Kent took on the challenge to showcase 50 of the buildings in Brentwood that best represent the town's intriguing past. Here she highlights her favourite five from that selection

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Why not make 2020 a year in which you have fun in the great outdoors, spot wildlife, research your family history, get fit and healthy or learn a new skill?

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A doggy day out in… Leigh-on-Sea

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Leigh on Sea offers the combination of a trip to the beach with a visit to the historic cockle sheds of this trendy seaside town

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Whatever the time of year, Dedham is a draw for daytrippers looking to enjoy the stunning scenery that has inspired some of the country's greatest landscape artists. Petra Hornsby finds her own inspiration for a festive visit

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Catching sight of the elusive snowdrop is a special feeling in the early months of a new year as this small flower signifies the beginning of spring and new life. Here are 10 of the best places in Essex to see them

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Essex's woodland is full of ancient secrets and varieties of wildlife you may have never seen before. We've picked 9 walks that give you the best look at these incredible environments

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In her latest look at quirky facts about Essex Mica Bale explores Henry Ford's connection to Boreham House, where seahorses can be found, our county's connection to film and more

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Short days and low temperatures are no excuse for staying inside. Holly Louise Eells implores you to embrace winter walks, wild gardens and exciting events as she selects some of the best winter day trips in the county

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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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