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Heybridge Basin

Essex, CM9 4RX

Heybridge Basin is popular with both local residents and visitors alike, and is an excellent place to enjoy a leisurely day with family and friends.

 
 
Basildon

Town Centre, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1, www.basildon.gov.uk

Basildon was originally a small rural village, whose cottages clustered around the 14th C. Holy Cross Church.

 
 
Battlesbridge

Essex, SS11 7RE

Battlesbridge is a small rural settlement just off the A130 midway between Chelmsford and Southend, on the upper estuary of the River Crouch. It is situated partly within Chelmsford Borough and partly within Rochford District.

 
 
Billericay

Town Centre, Billericay, Essex, CM12 0, www.billericaytowncouncil.gov.uk

Small town, set in well-wooded countryside.

 
 
Bradwell

Braintree, Essex, CM77 8EW, www.essexinfo.net/bradwell

Named derives from Old English meaning broad well in antiquity after the well that supplied the local people with an abundance of clear, pure water.

 
 
Braintree

Town Centre, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3YJ, www.visitessex.com/braintree/

Busy town, standing at the crossing of two major Roman roads.

 
 
Brentwood

Town Centre, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9

The town grew up in the late 12th C. around a forest clearing - as a convenient stopping place for pilgrims travelling from the Midlands to Canterbury. It later developed as an 18th C. coaching centre with some good inns.

 
 
Brightlingsea

Town Centre, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0BP, www.essex-sunshine-coast.org.uk

The town of Brightlingsea - the only Cinque port outside Kent and Sussex, a centre for all things nautical.

 
 
Burnham-on-Crouch

Town Centre, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8, www.visitmaldondistrict.co.uk

Quiet, unspoilt riverside town - one of England's leading yachting centres.

 
 
Canewdon

Essex, SS4 3QA, Tel: .

Canewdon is a large parish set between Ashingdon, Paglesham and Stambridge which extends for several miles, surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside with the River Crouch to the North.

 
 
Castle Hedingham

Village Centre, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3DJ, www.hedinghamcastle.com

A picturesque village with narrow winding streets lined with timber-framed buildings and elegant Georgian houses.

 
 
Chelmsford

City Centre, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6FD, www.visitchelmsford.co.uk

The county town of Essex - Chelmsford was granted its market charter by King John in 1199.

 
 
Chipping Ongar

Town Centre, Chipping Ongar, Essex, CM5 9AS, www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk

Surrounded by open farmland, this pleasant little country town was once the administrative centre of the Saxon hundred.

 
 
Clacton-on-Sea

Town Centre, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 1, www.essex-sunshine-coast.org.uk

The capital of the 'Essex Sunshine Coast', Clacton is a popular seaside town.

 
 
Clavering

Hill Green, Clavering, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4QT

Clavering is a large, scattered parish with seven ‘greens’ and three ‘ends’. The village grew up on higher ground near the confluence of the River Stort and the Kings Water stream and seems a natural place for settlement.

 
 
Coggeshall

Town Centre, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1, www.coggeshall-pc.gov.uk

Eight miles to the East of Braintree lies Coggeshall a lovely little 'olde worlde' town with a lot to offer.

 
 
Colchester

Town Centre, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1, www.visitcolchester.com

Bold, energetic and contrasting - Colchester is more than Britain's oldest recorded town.

 
 
Cressing

Nr Braintree, Essex, CM77 8JE

This was the earliest British settlement of the Knights Templar, who were granted the manor in 1135 by King Stephen.