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The land of the eastern Saxons, that is how Essex was named. Found in the South East of England the county covers an area of some 1,417 square miles and in Harwich provides a direct link, albeit over the sea, to Holland and the continent of Europe.

The main towns and cities of Essex are Chelmsford, the administration centre of Essex, Colchester, known in Roman times as Camulodunum, Harwich, Tilbury, Clacton and Southend-on-Sea.

Colchester was the earliest recorded Roman town in England and, despite being destroyed by Bodicea and the Iceni tribes, remains a garrison town to this day.

Places to Visit
Audley End House And Park,Saffron Walden, Essex
Moyns Park,Birdbrook, Essex
Bourne Mill,Colchester, Essex
Hedingham Castle, Hedingham
Colchester Castle, Colchester
Chelmsford Cathedral, Chelmsford, Essex
Coggeshall Grand Barn, Colchester, Essex