A coastal county in Southeast England, Essex has many exciting seaside attractions to offer the adventurous vacationer. Southend on Sea offers days of fun via the Adventure Island theme park and the longest pleasure pier in the world. Also located in Essex is Lee Valley White Water Centre whose rapids were featured in the 2012 London Olympic Games and are now open for the intrepid traveler of all ages.
Essex's rolling hills and sprawling forests are also decorated by some of England's most beautiful houses, manors and castles—Audley End House and Colchester Castle are magnificent examples of English architecture. Continue the journey to bygone days with a ride on the Epping Ongar Railway which is the longest heritage railway in Essex that travels through charming English villages. An Essex vacation cottage or Essex vacation rental will open the door to the many experiences waiting to be had in Essex.
Essex, Southern England