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colchesterontheweb - eating out, nightlife, events



Great site Real Essex - http://www.realessex.co.uk/

Try something new in 2006, visit the ancient county of the East Saxons, for relaxation, inspiration and rejuvenation - and discover the real Essex.

Just 1 hours drive north-east of London you will find yourself in some of the most beautiful countryside in England, beneath the rushing skies of the East, on the coast of the great North Sea or in the bustling towns of Colchester, Chelmsford and Southend.

Traces of medieval times can be found in delightful market towns such as Saffron Walden, Coggeshall and Thaxted. Medieval industries such as silk weaving and saffron growing created great wealth for the county in the 17th and 18th centuries and this led to the construction of many beautiful houses and fine churches including, Audley End, Mistley Towers, Ingatestone Hall and Layer Marney. Close to the European mainland, many different cultures and historical events have influenced Essex over the centuries. The Normans left their mark with castles at Colchester, Hedingham and Hadleigh, while the Romans made Colchester their capital.

Essex boasts a strong maritime heritage; coastal towns such as Burnham-on-Crouch (the Cowes of the East), Wivenhoe and Brightlingsea all come to life in the summer with yachts, fishing and watersports. Along the estuaries and just inland from the fishing towns the environment is wild and undisturbed and of great importance for nature conservation. Well know seaside resorts along the East coast include Clacton, Frinton and Walton to the north of the county and Southend at the mouth of the river Thames. Southend has established a reputation for an exciting calendar of events throughout the year whilst in Clacton the emphasis is on traditional family entertainment, both resorts are famous for their parks and gardens and offer stunning displays in the summer.

Essex has something for everyone, so whether you are footloose and fancy free or looking for a relaxing family retreat, look no further than Essex.



Visit Colchester web site - Colchester Museums website

Essex water sports and all other sport activitiers

Colchester Zoo


Essex beaches

Clacton, Walton, Frinton just a few miles away