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Day Trips in Essex. Essex has some fantastic places to visit for a day trip out with a range of historic houses, castles, visitor attractions, zoos, gardens and much more. To find the nearest Day Trip destination to your location in Essex simply choose that location on our What To Do in Essex guide and the category ‘Day Trips’, and the list of the best Day Trips will appear, the closest one to you will be at the top of the list.

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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 StationĀ  in a circular route through the…

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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 areĀ  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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Mersea Island Vineyard

Legend has it that the Romans grew grapes on Mersea Island and with its gently sloping, south-facing fields, the vineyard is still the perfect place for vines. The present Mersea Island Vineyard was established in 1985. Today there are about ten acres, under five grape varieties, producing some twenty thousand bottles each year. Mersea Island…

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Green Island Gardens – Ardleigh

Green Island Gardens are private gardens, open for the public to visit in Ardleigh near Colchester, Essex. Professionally designed by its owner Fiona Edmond, Green Island Gardens are laid out as a series of structured gardens displaying a huge range of unusual trees, shrubs, perennials, and bulbs – ‘a plantsmans paradise’. Nursery, tearoom and courses…

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