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Alderford Street, Sible Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3XH

tel: 0345 603 7624 

One of the most complete historic watermills in Essex with most of the original machinery. Restored working water wheel. Open weekends in spring and summer.

 

Abbey Turning, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6LL

tel: 0345 603 7624 

 

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Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Cressing, Nr. Witham, CM77 8PD

tel: 0333 013 2738

Historically the most important - and dimensionally the largest - of the Knights Templar's Essex landholdings, Cressing Temple is a fascinating medieval moated farmstead boasting the oldest recorded timber-framed barn in the world.

 

Finchingfield, Essex, CM7 4NR

tel: 0345 603 7624 

A small 18th century Post Mill having one pair of stones and tailpole winding and has been extensively restored. Visitors may climb up to the first two floors.

 

Jaywick Martello Tower, The Promenade, Belsize Avenue, Jaywick, Essex, CO15 2LF

tel: 01255 822783

Built originally as a Napoleonic Fort in the early 19th century the tower now acts as a central hub for the local community & visitors. There are regular arts & heritage exhibitions, talks & events.

 

Roman Road, Mountnessing, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 0TZ

tel: 0345 603 7624 

A weatherboarded post mill, restored to working order in 1983. See the huge wood and iron gears, with one pair of stones opened up for viewing. Subject to wind, guided groups may be able to see the sails turning.

 

Mill Lane, Stock, Essex, CM4 9RY

tel: 0345 603 7624 

A medium-sized brick tower mill, c.1816. It has four patent sails, a fantail and three pairs of millstones.

 

Brightlingsea Road, Thorrington, Essex, CO7 8JL

tel: 0345 603 7624 

Early 19th century tide mill with its machinery, which has been fully restored. Wheel can be run for guided groups (subject to tide).

 

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Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JF

tel: 01799 522842

Step back in time and see Victorian life come to life before your eyes at Audley End House and Gardens. You can experience what life was like at one of England’s grandest stately homes.

 

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Colchester Castle Museum, Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

tel: 01206 292939 

 

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Roman Circus Walk, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7GZ

tel: 01206 282920

The Colchester Roman circus (chariot-racing arena) was discovered in 2005. It was built in the early 2nd century AD and seems to have been in use for about 150 years. It is the only known Roman circus in Britain

 

High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PJ

tel: 01206 282230 

 

Village Centre, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6DE

tel: 01206 282920

 

High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PJ

tel: 01206 282920

Located just north of the High Street and includes: Maidenburgh Street, West Stockwell Street, East Stockwell Street, Stockwell Street, St Helen's Lane, Northgate Street and Nunn's Road.

 

Maldon Road, Colchester, CO3 4RN

tel: 01206 282931

The Archaeological Park is one of the most significant Iron Age and Roman sites in the country. Enjoy a walk and discover the highlights of the site with the interpretation boards around the Park.

 

Castle Lane, Essex, SS7 2PP

tel: 01223 582700

The impressive remains of a mighty fortress constructed over seven centuries ago; overlooking the Essex Marshes, the barbican and two towers remain standing today.

 

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Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG

tel: 01206 282940

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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London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ

tel: 01245 605500

A beautiful Grade II* listed neo-classical villa set in over 500 acres of Repton landscaped parkland and gardens. Diary of special events available. Pre-booked guided tours of house and garden available.