A picturesque English county, just minutes from central London and set within the great British countryside. Towns within Essex include Chelmsford – the UK’s newest royally appointed city, Colchester, Benfleet and Southend-on-Sea, boasting the world’s longest pier. Shop at Lakeside Shopping Centre or discover Europe easily from Essex’s Stansted International Airport.
Be enchanted by the villages full of history and wonder. Immerse yourself in the architectural influences shaped by Roman, Saxon, Viking and Norman settlers.
Essex is becoming a creative space for events and emerging arts. With the bright lights of London on your doorstep and the charming café culture of Essex’s towns and villages, Essex is a gem in England’s crown.
England’s longest coastline, stretching over 560 km provides beautiful beach, lakeside and coastal escapes. Swim, surf, sail, or just lie back and enjoy mile upon mile of stunning scenery.
Bask in the countryside’s English charm, with rural thatch-work and timber houses and green rolling hills and hidden lakes.
With an international airport at London Stansted in Essex and a short train ride into central London, Essex is globally accessible and your gateway to Europe.
Images: Roger Tamblyn and Visit Essex (www.visitessex.com)