For those who may not know where Essex is, it is a county in England. It’s located north-east from London, and is one of the most historic places to visit. Essex is filled with beautiful castles, rich culture, and historic places that are absolutely picture-perfect!
Beyond the beauty, Essex is also home to some of the best people. There are different clubs and organizations to get people together, as well as beautiful events and places. In honor of this great county, we have compiled a list of what makes Essex a great place to live in.
Read them below.
- All the exciting tourist attractions for the whole family – Essex is widely popular for its tourists attractions. There are places that the whole family can visit such as the Colchester Zoo, Old McDonalds Farm in Brentwood or the Sealife Adventure Aquarium in Southend. There are also great places for adults like the The Secret Cold War Nuclear Bunker in Kelvedon Hatch, plus the amazing theaters like Queens Theatre in Hornchurch or The Mercury Theatre in Colchester
- London is just a quick train away – if you work in the city, Essex is one of the best option for a home. It is just a quick car or train ride away. In fact, most city workers choose to live in Essex for this very reason.
- Essex is rick in history – talk about living in such a historic place. Colchester, a town in Essex, is Britain’s oldest recorded town. It was also the Roman Capital of Britain back in the day. There is also still evidence of Roman settlement in Great Dunmow, Chelmsford and Braintree. 300 years worth of history can also be learned at the Royal Gunpowder Mill in Waltham Abbey.
- Essex has its own airport – For those who loves to travel, Essex gives you the best convenient way to travel – through air. Essex has two major airports at Stansted and now at Southend which has recently been extended.
- All the beautiful beaches – Essex is home to gorgeous beaches like the Walton on the Naze, Frinton on Sea, Shoebury East Beach and Brightlingsea just to name a few. It really is no wonder why Essex is often referred to as the summer capital of England.
- Essex is home to the world’s largest pier – it is also our great honor to mention that Southend pier is located in Essex. Southend pier is the world’s largest pier at 1.34 miles long. Enjoy a romantic stroll, have a tea down at the cafe, or simply relax and feel the sea breeze on your skin.
Did we miss anything out? Tell us your most favorite part of Essex in the comment section down below!\
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