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With hotels ranging from very modern to historic and with good transport links by rail, road, air and sea, Essex is a diverse and interesting county to visit. And, although Essex is relatively flat, with a few large towns such as Colchester, Chelmsford and Basildon, there is much attractive countryside.
Historic places to visit include Colchester Castle, an 11th-century Norman keep, and the late Saxon tower of Holy Trinity Church. Hedingham Castle, built during Norman times, is also well worth a visit. Set in beautiful grounds, there are also lakeside and woodland walks to enjoy. Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker inspires curiosity. Built originally for the RAF, it has seen life as a Civil Defence Centre and Regional Government Headquarters.
Essex also has miles of picturesque coastline. Thorney Bay Beach on Canvey Island is quiet, sandy and sheltered so ideal for family beach-based holidays. Labworth Beach, also on Canvey Island, offers pools, funfairs and amusement arcades. The Southend-on-Sea coastline has seven miles of seafront with a variety of bays, coves and sandy beaches.
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