Audley End House & Gardens - English Heritage

Audley End
Saffron Walden CB11 4JF

Audley End House and Gardens is one of England's grandest 17th century country homes with over 30 lavishly decorated rooms and magnificent grounds.

Chelmsford Cathedral

New Street
Chelmsford CM1 1TY

This is one of the smallest cathedrals in England in one of the largest dioceses. The first church on the site of the present cathedral was founded (as was the town of Chelmsford itself) 800 years ago.

Copped Hall Trust, The

Stables Courtyard, Copped Hall, Crown Hill
Epping CM16 5HS

Copped Hall is a fine Georgian mansion that is currently under restoration. It is superbly sited on a ridge overlooking its landscaped parkland.

Cressing Temple

Witham Road
Braintree CM77 8PD

Cressing Temple is a scheduled ancient monument in Essex, UK. The site has its origins in the 12th century, when it was the first grant land of land given to the Knights Templar in England.

East Anglian Railway Museum

Chappel Station
Wakes Colne CO6 2DS

The East Anglian Railway Museum is a living heritage site based at Chappel railway station. We are situated on the edge of breathtaking Constable Country and adjacent to one of the largest railway viaducts in Eastern England.

Epping Ongar Railway

Station Road
Ongar CM5 9BN

Essex's longest heritage railway and the closest to London, running from Ongar to North Weald and into Epping Forest. We run a fleet of former mainline steam and diesel locomotives which haul a range of period coaches between our beautifully restored period stations.

Harlow Museum

Muskham Road
Harlow CM20 2LF

The museum is located in the former Mark Hall stables, linked with the Mark Hall Manor House - visited on three occasions by Queen Elizabeth 1 and her retinue. It is surrounded by the beautiful Walled Gardens which were originally the kitchen gardens for the great house and the famous families which lived there. Our four main Galleries tell the story of Harlow over four periods: from recent times and the story of how modern Harlow was designed and built, through the Victorians, Stuart and Tudor times, reaching back through the middle ages to the remarkable Roman finds in the local area.

Haven Plotlands Museum

Essex Wildlife Trust Langdon Third Avenue, Lower Dunton Road
Basildon SS16 6EB

Our museum is located at the Essex Wildlife Trust Langdon Nature Reserve. The Haven Plotlands Museum is a 1930s bungalow and garden that shows what life was like for resident Plotlanders before the building of Basildon New Town.

Hylands House & Estate

Hylands Park, London Road
Chelmsford CM2 8WQ

Hylands Estate is a fantastic place to go in Essex. It is a stunning Heritage Venue set in 574 acres of parkland.

Jaywick Martello Tower

The Promenade, Belsize Avenue
Jaywick CO15 2LF

Jaywick Martello Tower is an arts, heritage and community space. The ground floor houses an exhibition on the history of the Tower, the first floor is a temporary arts space and the roof provides a reading room and replica cannon to help bring the tower to life.

Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker

To contact the bunker's owners: Crown Buildings, Kelvedon Hall Lane, Brentwood CM14 5TL
Manningtree CM15 0LA

The address above is a contact address for the owners of the bunker: Full directions to the site itself are on the Secret Nuclear Bunker website. The tour is self guided by personal handsets. This is included in admission price.

Munnings Collection at Castle House, The

Castle Hill, Dedham
Colchester CO7 6AZ

Castle House, is the former home of artist Sir Alfred Munnings (1878-1959) and his wife Violet. The house, grounds, studio and garden caf?_ are set in forty acres of beautiful countryside in the Dedham Vale on the borders of Essex and Suffolk. This elegant Tudor and Georgian building is now home to the largest collection of paintings by the artist, who was President of the Royal Academy 1944-1949.

Naze Tower

The Naze, Old Hall Lane
Walton-on-the-Naze CO14 8HH

A truly unique visitor attraction located on an attractive stretch of coastline at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. This impressive 86ft octagonal tower, constructed in 1720 by Trinity House as a navigational mark to aid shipping is grade II* listed for unusual architectural interest.

Old Chapel, The

Sacred Heart of Mary Girls' School, St Mary's Lane
Upminster RM14 2QR

The Old Chapel was built in 1800 by Protestant Dissenters. It has been beautifully restored and is open for public to learn more about the history of the building and the local area with regular events and talks.

Paycocke's - National Trust

West Street, Coggeshall
Colchester CO6 1NS

Merchant's house, dating from c.1500: * The finest variety of domestic Tudor architecture * Uncommonly intricate carved woodwork and panelling * Display of the renowned Coggeshall lace * Peaceful and attractive cottage garden.

Prittlewell Priory Museum

Priory Park, Victoria Avenue
Southend-on-Sea SS2 6NB

Prittlewell Priory was founded in the 12th century, and subsequently underwent a fascinating history under different owners before being presented to the town as a museum.

Rayleigh Windmill

Bellingham Lane
Rayleigh SS6 7ED

The Rayleigh Windmill is an award-winning tourist and educational attraction, and popular venue for weddings and civil ceremonies. It is a Grade II listed building more than 200 years old and contains an accredited museum, an exhibition space and information about Rayleigh Mount.

Royal Gunpowder Mills

Beaulieu Drive
Waltham Abbey EN9 1JY

Set in 170 acres of natural parkland and boasting 20 buildings of major historic importance, the site mixes fascinating history, exciting science and beautiful surroundings to produce a magical day out for all the family.

Stow Maries WW1 Aerodrome

Hackmans Lane
Nr Maldon CM3 6RN

Stow Maries Aerodrome is an functioning airfield with most of its Great War brick buildings still intact and is currently being restored to its 1918 condition. It is Europe's largest surviving World War I aerodrome.

Tilbury Fort - English Heritage

No. 2 Office Block, The Fort
Tilbury RM18 7NR

The artillery fort at Tilbury on the Thames estuary protected London's seaward approach from the 16th century through to World War II. Henry VIII built the first fort here, and Queen Elizabeth famously rallied her army nearby to face the threat of the Armada.

Valentines Mansion & Gardens

Emerson Road
Ilford IG1 4XA

Discover a beautiful 300 year old country house and gardens in the heart of Ilford. Visit the recreated Victorian kitchen and Georgian rooms, with gorgeous views over surroundling parkland.

Waltham Abbey Gardens

Abbey View
Waltham Abbey EN9 1XD

Once one of the largest Augustinian Abbeys in the country, founded by King Henry II in 1177 and reputed to be the site of King Harold's grave after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. These gardens have a Green Flag Award.

Warner Textile Archive

Warners Mill, Silks Way
Braintree CM7 3GB

Located in the heart of Braintree, Essex, the Warner Textile Archive is the country's second largest collection of flat textiles, and narrates the rich history of a great British industry from its roots in the late 18th century to the flourishing success of Warner & Sons in the 20th century. The collection contains nearly 100,000 textile and wallpaper samples, paper designs, documents and other industry records representing two centuries of creativity and commerce.