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Show more details of Copt Hall Marshes

Little Wigborough, Essex, UK

Situated on the remote and attractive Blackwater Estuary, they are part of the Blackwater site of Special Scientific Interest. The salt marshes are rich in overwintering wildfowl and wading birds.



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Village Centre, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6DE

Set by the River Stour, Dedham is in the heart of Constable Country.

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High Street, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6AD

This beautifully converted church showcases the work of over 40/50 creative artisans and the buying skills of specialist retailers on its top two floors while the ground floor houses a Lifestyle Living showroom and a tearoom.

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Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH

firstsite is Colchester's contemporary visual arts organisation.

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Flatford, East Bergholt, Nr Ipswich, Suffolk, CO7 6UL

A delightful 16th century cottage just minutes from Flatford Mill. Why not visit our Constable exhibition then sit by the river and enjoy a freshly baked cake at the National Trust tea room and find a gift in our shop.

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Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG

An important part of Colchester's rich history with three centuries of fascinating toys, costume and decorative arts displayed in an attractive Georgian town house from 1718.

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Barlon Road, Little Bromley, Manningtree, Essex, CO11 2PP

This delightful country church is surrounded on all sides by flat Essex farmland. The nave is Norman, the chancel of about 1300, and the timber-framed porch 16th century.

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High Street, Colchester, CO1 1DN

Discover and interesting 'hands-on' perspective on the local natural environment from the Ice Age right up to today. Explore the garden trail and stag beetle exhibition, free entry.

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The Walls, Manningtree, Essex, CO11 1AS

Riverside gallery with monthly selling exhibitions of work by modern and contemporary artists of East Anglian, national and international fame.

Show more details of The Minories Galleries

74 High Street, East Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UE

The Minories Art Gallery is a professional contemporary art gallery managed by Colchester School of Art.

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Essex Tourism Awards

Hollytrees Museum, Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG

Home to lots of information about Colchester & the surrounding area, the knowledgeable & friendly staff are here to help you on what to do, where to go or places to stay. The place to buy gifts and souvenirs, book guided tours & coach trips

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VistEngland VAQASGreen Flag Award

High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

The jewel in Colchester’s crown - an award-winning oasis of horticultural splendour boasting a children’s play area, putting green and boating lake.

Show more details of Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

In or near : Colchester, Essex

Conservation centre run by the Essex Wildlife Trust, at a site of international importance for winter wildfowl. Nesting cormorants, common terns and nightingales. Nature trails and bird hides. Shop selling gifts, optics and wildlife books.

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In or near : Colchester, Essex

Contemporary art gallery showing temporary exhibitions and associated events. Parkland with lakes and sculptures.

Show more details of Birch Gallery

In or near : Colchester, Essex

Art gallery displaying fine detail watercolours by John Harrison, Originals high quailty prints and greeting cards for sale. Tea room providing teas speciality, coffees, lunches, snacks and cream teas. Closed on Mon & Tues.

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In or near : Colchester, Essex

For many years the church of the port of Colchester, St Leonard's and its impressive tower stand just above the river. A delightful and light interior was beautified by the Victorians and contains some fine stained glass.

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In or near : Colchester, Essex

Redundant 14th Century church restored by The Churches Conservation Trust. Features include extensive use of recycled Roman brickwork. Tower was partially destroyed during the seige of Colchester in 1648. Interior is unfurnished.

Show more details of Cuckoo Farm Studios

In or near : Colchester, Essex

We are a dynamic group of over 30 professional artists working from our studios in disused farm buildings on the rural outskirts of Colchester. We have a gallery on sight that hosts a full programme of exhibitions throughout the year.

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