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Come and see us in our new RSPB visitor centre, which includes state-of-the-art CCTV putting the secrets of the natural world right in front of your eyes. Open daily, all year round, 10 am – 5 pm.
Estuarine nature reserve, with adjacent woodland & views over the Stour. Famed for large numbers of waterfowl in winter & a range of breeding woodland birds in summer, including the nightingale. Easy walking distance from Wrabness Station.
Creeksea Ferry Road, Essex, SS4 2HD, Tel: 01268 559158, www.rspb.org.uk/wallaseaisland
Wallasea Island Wild Coast project is a landmark conservation and engineering scheme for the 21st century, on a scale never before attempted in the UK and the largest of its type in Europe.
Southchurch Hall Close, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2TE, Tel: 01702 467671
Southchurch Hall museum is housed in the half-timbered medieval manor house, which dates to the early 14th century.
Church Road, Rivenhall, Essex, CM8 3PQ, Tel: 01376 512781, www.essexchurches.info/church.asp?p=Rivenhall
This Saxon church is on the site of a Roman villa. The Victorians gave the church its present appearance and its greatest treasure: French stained glass from the 12th century.
Off Church Road, Burton End, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, CM24 8UB
The large Norman church of St Mary the Virgin stands away from the village, in a peaceful setting.
Off Aldcar Road, Copford Green, CO6 1DG, Tel: 01206 210488
Celebrated 12th century apsidal church with magnificent colour medieval wall paintings, showing a strong Byzantine influence in content and design as well as technical excellence and lavishness of execution.
Designed by Harold Peto in 1902 for 'Daisy' Countess of Warwick. Abandoned in 1950, restoration commenced in 1993. Visit the Italian garden, glade, 'Peto' Pavilion, courtyard with fountain and be inspired.
Western Esplanade, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend, Essex, UK, Tel: 01702 352919, Email, www.gentingcasinos.co.uk/maxims/casino/19/southend.html
For one of the ultimate nights out in Southend visit The Genting Club. Offering all of your favourite casino games.
An ideal venue for small conferences, away days and client meetings and that special occasion. The Barn has an extensive garden with sculptures, and seats 40+ people. Kitchen facilities or catering facilities are also available.
High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PF, Tel: 01621 857373, www.themoothall.co.uk
15th Century brick building with spiral staircase includes a Georgian court room and Victorian Council Chamber.
One stop entertainment venue. Buzzing casino, popular Elements Restaurant and private dining room offering international cuisine, ideal for all occasions from intimate dinners to corporate functions.
The Fort, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7NR, Tel: 0870 333 1181, Email, www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/tilbury-fort/
Henry VIII built the first fort here, and Queen Elizabeth I famously rallied her army nearby. The present fort is much the best example of its type in England, with its circuit of moats and bastioned outworks.
Sailing barges "Hydrogen" and "Thistle". Historic sailing barges available for private hire for groups up to 50 from a variety of East Coast locations. Also public sailing programme for individuals and weekends away.
Valentines Mansion is a truly unique venue in a beautiful setting. With its elegant period rooms, grand staircase and enchanting walled gardens, this Grade II* listed building, is perfect for a whole host of functions.
Home to lots of information about Colchester & the surrounding area, the knowledgeable & friendly staff are here to help you on what to do, where to go or places to stay. The place to buy gifts and souvenirs, book guided tours & coach trips