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Visitor attractions in Essex. Essex has many attractions and places which should not be missed when in this county. From the fantastic Colchester Castle, to the wonderful Castle House museum in Dedham. So to find the best places to visit in Essex near your location, browse through our What To Do in Essex guide to see the list in order of their distance from you.

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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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RSPB Wildlife Garden in Flatford

In a quiet corner on the Suffolk/Essex border, the RSPB have brought to life their exciting plans to transform an overgrown, forgotten garden into the RSPB’s first dedicated wildlife garden. The garden, in the pretty hamlet of Flatford, belonged to two sisters, Sylvia and Margaret Richardson. They ran a tea garden on the site for…

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The Sir Alfred Munnings

Castle House in Dedham is a wonderful, atmospheric place to visit. When you go in the front door, you feel as if Sir Alfred will walk through from the drawing room to greet you. His furniture is still there, some of his personal belongs and those of his wife, Violet and of course an amazing…

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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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