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'What To Do in Essex' is a guide to the Best that Essex has to offer, written by those who love this beautiful part of England. Click on the map to find out what's near-by.

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The Dedham Vale Hopper Bus is Back

by karina on 02/07/2014
Good news, the excellent bus service through the Dedham Vale is back for the summer. The hourly service will run from 5th July until 14th September 2014 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The route goes via: Manningtree Rail Station • Flatford • East Bergholt • Stratford St Mary • Dedham • Lawford • Manningtree Town Centre Ticket prices: Adult Day Hopper (hop on and off as much as you want to, all day long):  £5.00 Child Day Hopper (up to 16 years of age): £...

Paycocke's House and Garden, Coggeshall

by sg on 17/11/2013
[caption id="attachment_29051" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo: Essex Records Office[/caption] A stunning Tudor merchant's house in the pretty Essex village of Coggeshall. This wealthy merchant's house was built to impress and has some  stunning woodcarving and elaborate panelling. It was built around 1500 for Thomas Paycocke, a businessman who made his fortune from the manufacture of woollen cloth. The house is a grand example of the wealth generated in East Anglia by the cloth trade i...