Conservation centre run by the Essex Wildlife Trust, at a site of international importance for winter wildfowl. Nesting cormorants, common terns and nightingales. Nature trails and bird hides. Shop selling gifts, optics and wildlife books.
National Trust property, the mill was originally built as a fishing lodge in 1591 and features stepped “Dutch” gables. There is a millpond and some of the machinery, including the waterwheel which is intact and working.
Public trips and charters aboard traditional 48-seat barge “Victoria” with bar and catering options. Cruiser and dinghy hire, lock-side tea-room, island picnic area, walks and fishing. Coaches welcome by appointment.
Exhibitions and photographs of Coggeshall’s industrial, agricultural and social history. Coggeshall lace, working loom, archaeology, Coggeshall bricks, video footage and computerised postcard show. Town tours by prior arrangement.
An award winning collection of British military artefacts from the English Civil War to today. Collections focus on the Special Forces, espionage, uniforms, medals, swords, tanks and the Donnington Firearms Collection of over 700 guns.
Coronation Park is home to Springfield Cricket Club and Chelmsford Rugby Club. This is a popular park specialising in sporting activities. Younger visitors are catered for by a new innovative play area, for children up to 12 years old.
Historically the most important – and dimensionally the largest – of the Knights Templar’s Essex landholdings, Cressing Temple is a fascinating medieval moated farmstead boasting the oldest recorded timber-framed barn in the world.
Forty acre site including seven acres of vines and a variety of trails through woodland, around lakes and wildflower meadows. Self guided tours and tastings of our wines. Winery powered by wind and sun generated energy.
Located in the lovely rural Chappel Station, the museum brings to life railways in the Eastern Counties since their beginning in the 19th Century, through the glory days of the early 20th Century to the disappearances of the Beeching era.
Nature reserve-125 acres of mixed habitat on the Colne Estuary. Nature trails, wheelchair access, bird hides, gift shop and visitor centre with tea room. Friendly atmosphere. Regular events for adults and children.
A delightful 16th-century cottage just minutes from Flatford Mill. Why not visit our Constable exhibition then sit by the river and enjoy a freshly baked cake at the National Trust tea room and find a gift in our shop.
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370 acres of woodland, grassland and wetland with path network, including circular walks and easy access trail. Visitor centre and interactive displays, rangers organise a range of activities throughout the year.
21 Mason Road, Cowdray Centre, Colchester, CO1 1BX
Colchester’s first sole-purpose trampoline park. Over 100 interconnecting trampolines create a 20,000 square foot bounce space which includes free-bounce areas, basketball nets, a foam pit and two dodgeball courts.
Magnificent Tudor building with the tallest Gatehouse in Britain and 16th century Italianate terracotta. Climb the tower, visit the gardens, outbuildings dolls house, church and farm animals. Cafe and shop.
Leisure World Colchester is one of East Anglia’s largest sports, leisure, recreation and entertainment venues and offers year round fun for all the family. The leisure pool includes outside river rapids ride, water cannons and flumes.
A highly respected regional theatre, home to the critically acclaimed Mercury Theatre Company, staging a broad mix of classic plays and new writing as well as working extensively within the local community.
This is a rare example of Robert Adam’s ecclesiastical work. Originally it was a parish church, St. Mary the Virgin, that had been built in the 18th century in the Georgian style. Sadly the two towers are now all that remain.
92 acre vineyard open daily. Includes farm trail, vineyard walk and wine tasting in the cellar shop. Annual wine festival first full weekend in September. Guided tours by appointment from May to September.
Country House Hotel with extensive wedding and corporate function facilities in tranquil 75-acre parkland setting, with ample parking, conveniently situated just off the A12, near Kelvedon. Lunch and swim – £12.00p
100 year old Edwardian park with ornamental lake, magnificent river views and walks. Large water Splash Park, sandpits, galleon play ship and aerial zip-wire, picnic areas and numerous events held throughout the year.
Rollerworld – internationally recognised as the finest roller-skating rink in Europe. Rollerworld has got the lot! 25m x 50m maple floor, spectacular sound and light show. Quasar – ‘Simply the Best’ – the earth’s favourite laser game.
The first English Augustinian priory church, founded at the end of the eleventh century from the Anglo-Saxon minster community of Colchester. Only the ruined remains of the nave survive today, under the care of English Heritage.
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.
The Blue Anchor is a beautifully converted 16th century coaching inn is nestled in the village of Feering, Essex. Opened September 2013 after an extensive refurbishment transforming a former 16th century coaching inn into an open and more inviting space, with stylish and contemporary finishes creating a homely feel combined with a welcoming atmosphere.
Welcome to The Old Crown in Messing. We are a small pub aiming to provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere with quality food and drink. In the winter we have real fires creating a cosy environment, whilst in the summer there is room to enjoy the sunshine outside at the front or rear of the pub. Come along and try our frequently changing A la Carte Menu from Monday to Saturday or our delicious set menu on a Sunday.
A newly opened art gallery, located in the heart of Wivenhoe. Hosting regularly changing exhibitions of local artists of 2D and 3D, alongside Pru Green’s own pottery workshop is a ceramic room of her pots and others with jewellery.
Sailing barges “Hydrogen” and “Thistle”. Historic sailing barges available for private hire for groups up to 50 from a variety of East Coast locations in. Maldon and Ipswich. Also public sailing programme for individuals.