10 great virtual tours of Essex’s prettiest places
PUBLISHED: 18:08 04 May 2020 | UPDATED: 18:08 04 May 2020
From Mersea to Maldon and Colchester to Thaxted, we’ve put together this collection of virtual tours that provide you access to Essex’s prettiest places from the convenience of your screen
Whether you’re admiring the tower itself from the ground or enjoying the surrounding coast from up on its viewing platform, you’re guaranteed to have your breath taken away. Click below for more angles of the area or tap ‘View on Google Maps’ for more exploring.
Sights and sounds of Maldon
Starting out from the statue of Byrhtnoth the Saxon you are taken around some of Maldon’s most prominent locations including the Promenade Park, Hythe Quay and Fullbridge.
Click here for more about the Battle of Maldon and Essex’s rich history.
This Jacobean mansion is one of Essex’s most recognisable buildings and so will always be incredibly popular with photographers wanting to document the area.
Thaxted and Tilty
The countryside around Thaxted and Tilty is some of our county’s best and likely somewhere many of us can’t get near at the moment. In the below video you can enjoy such rural vistas as well as angles of Thaxted Windmill and Tilty Abbey.
Read more about Essex’s windmills here.
As England’s tallest Tudor gatehouse, Layer Marney Tower understandably has some stunning countryside views stretching all the way to the River Blackwater.
Look out past the remains of this 13th century fortification for stunning views right over to the Hadleigh Ray and well beyond. On a clear day you can easily see across the county border into Kent.
Colchester during lockdown
Explore Britain’s oldest recorded town without its usual hustle and bustle with this recent walk around the centre. You’ll no doubt be pleased to see how well people are adhering to social distancing protocols!
Here are 26 reasons to love Colchester.
Taking the train at Southend Pier
At 1.34 miles, Southend’s pier is the longest in the world and from the end you get an unrivalled view of the Thames Estuary and Southend itself. This clip shows you the train ride out to the end and gives some facts about the pier’s history.
Read more about Essex’s underrated coast.
Missing Mersea? Then the view below of summery skies as boats float peacefully by will hopefully be a nice reminder of what is waiting for you once we can get out to explore our county once again.
Sights of Finchingfield
With its beautiful gree, pond and collection of period properties it’s no wonder that Finchingfield is considered one of Essex’s prettiest villages. In this video you get the bonus of some adorable chicks growing up on the green.
Here are more of Essex’s prettiest places.