Wondering what to do in Essex? Essex is truly a county of contrasts. Steeped in history and infused with unique architectural, historic and natural treasures, encapsulating everything that is great about the coast, the countryside and market towns. There is a wealth of hidden gems waiting to be discovered and explored including FREE things to do in Essex. The county offers visitors a huge range of things you simply must see and do and wonderful places to go in Essex. Whatever your interests, you can be sure of a great day out.
Essex has a number of notable stately homes. Audley End House near Saffron Walden was once a Royal palace while Ingatestone Hall has been owned by the same family since the 16th century. Layer Marney Tower is the tallest Tudor gatehouse in Britain, made more impressive by the lavish terracotta decoration.
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