Colchester Natural History Museum is within a former church featuring natural history exhibits on regional animals amnd geology.
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Hockley Woods has many woodland trails for ramblers, cyclists, running clubs and horse riders.
This pinnacled gatehouse, built c.1400, elaborately decorated in East Anglian ‘flushwork’, is the sole survivor of the wealthy Benedictine abbey of St John.
Hollytrees Museum is situated in an eighteenth-century house close to Colchester Castle, which was used as a private residence until 1929. The museum displays Colchester’s rich history with nearly three Read more [...]
Hylands House is a Grade II neo-classical villa situated within the 574 acres of parkland, including an ancient woodland, grassland, ponds, lakes and formal gardens.
The Abbey Church of Waltham Holy Cross and St Lawrence has been a place of worship since the 7th century. The present building dates mainly from the early 12th century Read more [...]
Colchester Zoo has over 260 rare species many part of breeding programmes. Interactive daily displays get you closer to the animals and the zoo offers a wide range of educational Read more [...]
Adventure Island is an amusement park in Southend-on-Sea. It has free admission to park and charges are on individual attractions within the park.
Tilbury Fort, artillery fort protected London’s seaward approach from the 16th century through to World War II. Henry VIII built the first fort here, and Queen Elizabeth famously rallied her Read more [...]
Paycocke’s House is a fine late Gothic merchant’s house.
The Mangapps Railway Museum is a heritage railway centre located near Burnham-on-Crouch in Essex. The ¾ mile of standard gauge passenger carrying line, with restored stations, signal boxes and ancillary Read more [...]
Woodup Pool in Tollesbury (also known as Woodrolfe Pool) is a salt-water pool used as an open-air swimming pool. Free pool with no lifeguards.