Visit Essex is the official tourism organisation and the only body specifically marketing the whole of the county to the visitor market. We work with visitor attractions, leisure/activity providers, accommodation establishments and other tourism related businesses (including the travel trade, media and wider partners), to ensure that the county remains a leading visitor destination.
Our work encompasses major marketing campaigns, high profile PR work, business support, and the management and promotion of the official Visit Essex brand. Visit Essex will ensure that the county gets the recognition it deserves as a desirable place to visit in the 21st century. We will work closely with partners to develop a sustainable tourism offering for the future, identify new markets and harness visitors at the county's major gateways of Stansted, Harwich, Southend and Tilbury.
Visit Essex offers excellent support to all representatives of the media through press releases, with story ideas, fact sheets and support your press trip.
We have put together a media pack containing a useful fact sheet with up to date information on the best of Essex this year. Being one of the largest counties in England, we want to help you with some inspirational ideas to help you plan a press trip.
If you are a member of the media or have a PR enquiry, please email Carol Jolly or call:+44 (0)33301 39308.
Media fact sheets
The top tens of Essex
Essex has had a wide-ranging cultural offer and a thriving arts scene. Colchester's Firstsite, a major centre for the visual arts, leads the way in making contemporary art relevant to everybody.
Explore our grand stately homes, forts and castles; ‘Capability’ Brown’s creation at Audley End; the modern designs at RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Beth Chatto and Gibberd Gardens...and so much more.
From enriching experiences to fun days out, Essex offers the lot. From meeting animals, wild and tame, to riding award winning steam railways, high-octane fun on four wheels and wildlife activities at nature reserves.
Essex activities are numerous and varied. Whether it's thrill seeking white water rafting, cycling in the countryside; horse riding or walking; kitesurfing or sailing; there is something for all.
Come and be surprised by the many things you can do in Essex for free. Whether indoor or outdoor, you'll find plenty to do. Most museums are free to enter, so are our country parks and numerous nature reserves.
The county has some of the freshest, finest food available. Whether your preference is fish & chips by the sea, or a gourmet dinner in luxurious surroundings, Essex has something to please all tastes and budgets.
Explore our county
Explore our 350 miles of coastline, the longest shoreline of any county in England, a place of surprising wild beauty, rich in wildlife and sprinkled with history and hidden cultural gems.