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The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester

The Beth Chatto Garden was established in 1960 and has been transformed from its beginnings as an overgrown piece of land, covered in  brambles and boggy ditches into an inspirational series of gardens filled with plants adapted for the different conditions of each one. These include a gravel garden, water garden and woodland garden.  The…

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Constable Country, car free travel made easy with the Hopper Bus

If you are planning a visit to Constable Country this summer, things have just got a whole lot simpler for those wanting to leave the car behind and enjoy a more relaxing style of travel. The Dedham Vale Hopper Bus, a hop-on/hop-off service that runs from Manningtree Train Station  in a circular route through the…

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Lovejoy’s ~ A Romantic Hideaway in Essex

Sitting in the grounds of Belchamp Hall and surrounded by lovely countryside on the Suffolk/Essex border, Lovejoy’s is part of a stable block dating from the 18th century, which has been converted into luxury holiday accommodation. Within just 1.5 hours driving distance from London, it’s a place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life;…

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East Anglian Railway Museum, Wakes Colne

The East Anglian Railway Museum (EARM) is a living heritage site based at Chappel railway station. They are  on the edge of Constable Country and adjacent to one of the largest railway viaducts in Eastern England. The complex of original Victorian buildings has an interesting story to tell of railways and people’s lives in East…

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The Loft – Vintage Tea Room By The Sea

A modern tearoom with a vintage feel, The Loft is an unusual venue for a tea room. Set in the beautiful working marina of the lovely coastal village of Tollesbury in Essex. The Loft offers freshly ground coffee and a variety of loose leaf teas all served in beautiful vintage china, as well as light…

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