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Essex is a county in the East of England. The county town is Chelmsford, and the highest point of the county is Chrishall Common near the village of Langley, close to the Hertfordshire border. The Kingdom of Essex was traditionally founded by Aescwine in 527 AD, occupying territory to the north of the River Thames, incorporating much of what would later become Middlesex and Hertfordshire.

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• Colchester

Colchester Hotels, Accommodation in Essex, England

Colchester is Britain's oldest recorded town. With its attractive old buildings, Roman wall, castle and proximity to Constable country, Colchester is an interesting place to visit. Colchester is also home to the University of Essex, the Colchester Institute and an Army Garrison …

• Southend-on-Sea

Southend-on-Sea Hotels, Accommodation in Essex, England

Southend-on-Sea is a seaside resort about 40 miles east of London based at the mouth of the River Thames Estuary. Originally the south end of the village of Prittlewell, Southend became a popular seaside resort for Londoners during the Victorian era …

• Chelmsford

Chelmsford Hotels, Accommodation in Essex, England

Chelmsford is the county town of Essex, 31 miles northeast of London. Chelmsford's location on two large rivers, the River Chelmer and Can, means there are still traces of its industrial past. A major development in the West End of Chelmsford called 54 Parkway which will contain shops …

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» Aveley

Aveley Hotels, Accommodation in Essex, England

Aveley is a place in the Thurrock unitary authority in Essex, England and one of the traditional (Church of England) parishes in Thurrock. It is a suburban development located 16.3 miles east of Charing Cross in London and within the eastern bounds of the M25 motorway …

» Basildon

Basildon Hotels, Accommodation in Essex, England

Basildon is a New Town located in south Essex, England. It was designated as a New Town after World War II in 1948 to accommodate the London population overspill. Basildon was created from four small villages; Pitsea, Laindon, Basildon and Vange …

» Braintree

Braintree Hotels, Accommodation in Essex, England

Braintree is a town of about 42,000 people and the principal settlement of the Braintree district of Essex in the East of England. It is 10 miles northeast of Chelmsford and 15 miles west of Colchester on the River Blackwater, A120 road and a branch of the Great Eastern Main Line …

» Brentwood

Brentwood Hotels, Accommodation in Essex, England

Brentwood is a town, the principal settlement of the Borough of Brentwood, part of Essex in England. It is located in the London commuter belt, 20 miles (30 km) east north-east of Charing Cross in London and near the M25 motorway. Brentwood is an affluent suburban town …

» Clacton-on-Sea

Clacton-on-Sea Hotels, Accommodation in Essex, England

Clacton-on-Sea is the largest town on the Tendring Peninsula, in Essex, England and was founded in 1871. It is a seaside resort that used to attract many tourists in the '60s and '70s, but has been less crowded since foreign holidays became fashionable making it more of a retirement hotspot these days …

» Elsenham

Elsenham Hotels, Accommodation in Essex, England

Elsenham is a small village in north west Essex in southern England. Its neighbouring towns include Bishop's Stortford, Saffron Walden, and Stansted Mountfitchet. The village is also approximately 3 miles from Stansted Airport, and has been the centre of attention over the prospect of a highly publicised expansion of the airport …

» Epping

Epping Hotels, Accommodation in Essex, England

Epping is a market town in the Epping Forest district of the county of Essex. Epping is widely known in Germany for being the home of Peter, David, Betty and Helga, featured in many textbooks used to teach English to German children. The well-known Epping sausages have been manufactured by Church's Butchers since 1888 …

» Grays Thurrock

Grays Thurrock Hotels, Accommodation in Essex, England

Grays (or Grays Thurrock) is the largest town in the borough and unitary authority of Thurrock in Essex and one of the Thurrock's traditional (Church of England) parishes. It is situated approximately 20 miles to the east of London on the north bank of the River Thames. The Grays and Chafford Hundred areas are set within three Victorian chalk pits …

» Great Dunmow

Great Dunmow Hotels, Accommodation in Essex, England

Great Dunmow is a town in the Uttlesford district of Essex, England. Originally the site of a Roman settlement on Stane Street, the town thrived during the Middle Ages. Many buildings survive from this period, including a sixteenth century town hall. The town is famous for its four-yearly ritual of the Flitch Trials …

» Harlow

Harlow Hotels, Accommodation in Essex, England

Harlow is a new town and local government district in Essex, England. It is located in the west of the county and on the border with Hertfordshire. The town is nearby to the M11 motorway and forms part of the London commuter belt. The original village is mentioned in the Domesday book …

» Harwich

Harwich Hotels, Accommodation in Essex, England

Harwich is a town in Essex, England and one of the Haven ports, located on the coast with the North Sea to the east. It is in the Tendring district. Nearby places include Felixstowe to the northeast, Ipswich to the northwest, Colchester to the southwest and Clacton-on-Sea to the south …

» Stansted Mountfitchet

Stansted Mountfitchet Hotels, Accommodation in Essex, England

Stansted Mountfitchet is a village and civil parish in the county of Essex, England, near the Hertfordshire border, 30 miles north of London. Stansted Mountfitchet is situated in north-west Essex on the border of Hertfordshire's Bishops Stortford. BAA London Stansted Airport is just 2 miles from the village …

» Takeley

Takeley Hotels, Accommodation in Essex, England

Takeley is a small village in Essex near Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England. When Takeley was first registered by the Normans in 1086-87 its boundaries were approximately 8 miles in length, with a total area of 3,000 acres. However, since the development of Stansted Airport …

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The East of England has the lowest elevation range in the UK. North Cambridgeshire and the Essex Coast have most of the around 5% of the region which is below 10 metres above sea level. The Fens are partly in North Cambridgeshire which is notable for the lowest point in the country in the land of the village of Holme 2.75 metres (9.0 ft) below mean sea level which was once Whittlesey Mere …

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