Beautiful Countryside and Rich Coastal Scenery, Essex England
Located in the east of England, starting from London and running all the way to the coast, is the county of Essex, enshrining famous landmarks and varied landscape, it is sure to astonish even a seasoned traveller. Essex has some wonderful natural scenery encompassing the traditional English village and coastal estuaries that made England famous.
Essex’s most famous tourist attractions are its eclectic set of architectural landmarks. With over 14,000 buildings with “listed” status, Essex’s landmarks are as plentiful as they are diverse. Buildings range from the sprawling 17th century Audley End House to the ancient St Peter-on-the-Wall church by the seaside.
Hedingham Castle, arguably the most famous castle in Essex, is a must-see destination for any traveler. A Norman castle built in the early 12th century, it was twice besieged before finally being restored to its original grandiose state. The castle housed a slew of prominent earls before becoming a public attraction open for viewing. Offering an unparalleled view of the Essex countryside, a visit to the top of Hedingham Castle is surly worth the climb.
Essex’s culture will be of interest to any visitor to the area. Dating back to ancient Roman invasions, Essex’s history is as enthralling as it is ancient. Essex county, occupied at different times throughout history by Romans, Anglo-Saxons, and Normans has soaked up many different aspects of each individual culture and proudly displays its heritage with a host of museums and ancient landmarks.
Any visitor to Essex should make sure to visit one of its many museums and learn about its captivating history.
A trip to Saffron Walden, a rural town offering an appearance similar to that of a medieval village, should be included in any visit to Essex. The town also includes several ancient monuments, including the basement of Walden Castle and St. Mary’s Church, both excellent examples of British architectural feats.