Explore Essex and discover what's on your doorstep.
“Essex is special because it’s home,” is how former Olympian Mark Foster summed up the county. He’s absolutely right, of course, and there’s a lifetime of amazing places to explore, experience and enjoy.
The days are longer and warmer, so what better time to get out into the county and discover some great days out right on your doorstep? Visit Essex has yet again teamed up with top attractions and venues across the county to offer a range of discounts and special deals for fabulous days out that won’t break the bank; from battle-worn castles and lavish stately homes where you can step inside and see the past come alive to animal encounters, heritage railways, seaside adventures and watermills that are uniquely Essex. Coupled with a wealth of free attractions and breathe-in-the-fresh-air outdoor spaces where you can blow away the cobwebs and reconnect with nature, there’s never been a better excuse to get outdoors and enjoy some great value days out around the county.
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