In the footsteps of a great artist
Leave your car behind and take in the countryside that inspired Constable to paint his masterpieces.
Explore the Essex countryside on your bike
Forget the traffic and forget the noise. The gently rolling landscape of Essex is best explored by bike.
Fun at the seaside - bring your bucket and spade
Explore the 350 miles of Essex coastline where you'll find fantastic Blue Flag beaches and secluded coves.
Inspired by vast East Anglian skies
Generations of artists have been inspired by the rustic idylls beneath the vast East Anglian skies.
We welcome you to Essex for a memorable day out or a short break away.
There is a wealth of places to visit and explore in Essex from historic houses and gardens, museums, theatres, outdoor activities and much more.
Visit Essex has 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.
Throughout the year special events from fairs and festivals, to art and food, plays and live entertainment, walks and tours provide yet another reason to visit our county.
The county has some of the freshest, finest food available. Whether your preference is fish and chips by the sea, or a gourmet dinner in luxurious surroundings.
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.