Discover Great Days out in Essex
Discover this exciting and diverse region, Essex is the perfect place for some great days out and weekend breaks that'll leave a lasting impression. Learn about Essex coastal towns and visit miles of stunning seafront, crammed full of historic gems, hidden in tiny villages throughout the county, from Colne Valley Railway, small visitor attraction of the year, to Layer Marney Tower, the tallest Tudor gatehouse in England. Or enjoy rural Essex and simply stroll through some of our beautiful gardens and adventure parks.
Enjoy great days out in Essex discovering the past with a trip to Audley End House, one of England's grandest stately homes and explore the restored historic stables, complete with resident horses and a Victorian groom. For a bit of Roman history head for Colchester Castle Museum at the heart of Britain's oldest recorded town or travel west to Hedingham Castle, a stunning Norman Keep built in 1140 and visited by kings and queens.