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Colne Valley Railway [Attraction / Activity]

Yeldham Road, Halstead

Colne Valley Railway, Yeldham Road, Halstead, Essex

Sample the atmosphere and take a ride on an award winning period country railway. A pretty line, almost a mile long, with relocated station buildings, signal boxes and bridges all lovingly restored and rebuilt. A large and varied collection of... more

The Gibberd Garden [Garden]

Marsh Lane, Gilden Way, Harlow

The Gibberd Garden, Marsh Lane, Harlow, Essex

The Gibberd Garden is a highly individual creation of Sir Frederick Gibberd, the master planner of Harlow New Town. It is sited on the side of a small valley, which slopes down to a brook. Occupying some 7 acres, the garden was planned as a series of... more

Epping Ongar Railway [Attraction / Activity]

Station Approach, Ongar

Epping Ongar Railway, Station Approach, Ongar, Essex


All aboard the Epping Ongar Railway Epping Ongar railway does a brisk trade in transporting 21st century punters back in time to the era of steam and tea served in proper tea cups. The volunteer-run heritage line operates steam and... more

Waltham Abbey Gardens [Garden]

Abbey View, Waltham Abbey

Waltham Abbey Gardens, Abbey View, Waltham Abbey, Essex


Explore Waltham Abbey Gardens Waltham Abbey Gardens is an award-winning site steeped in history and set in the grounds of the Abbey, the last to be dissolved by Henry VIII and thought to be the site of King Harold’s grave. The... more

Audley End House & Gardens [Garden]

Off London Road, Saffron Walden

Audley End House & Gardens, Off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex


Explore One of Britain's Finest Jacobean Mansions English Heritage makes the most of the house’s story and its successive owners (including Thomas Audley, Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII, earls, kings and the Neville family in the... more

Copped Hall and Garden [Garden]

Stables Courtyard, Epping

Copped Hall and Garden, Stables Courtyard, Epping, Essex

Copped Hall: This is a garden under restoration with touches of Tudor, Georgian and Victorian. It is a garden of varying levels, lawns, trees and 'garden theatre'. It is a garden to visit repeatedly over the years to follow the restoration. We have a... more

The Beth Chatto Gardens [Garden]

Clacton Road, Elmstead Market, Colchester

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The Beth Chatto Gardens are an example of what you can achieve if you begin with a challenging landscape. These 7.5 acres of beautiful gardens are located 10 minutes' drive from Colchester and are open all year round. Beth herself is an author,... more

RHS Garden Hyde Hall [Garden]

Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford

RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Chelmsford, Essex


Explore 360 acres of Incredible Gardens at RHS Garden Hyde Hall RHS Garden Hyde Hall boasts an eclectic range of inspirational horticultural styles from traditional to modern, providing interest and colour, whatever the weather or... more

New Hall Vineyards [Attraction / Activity]

Chelmsford Road, Purleigh, Chelmsford

New Hall Vineyards, Chelmsford Road, Chelmsford, Essex

This 67 hectare English Vineyard is one of the oldest and largest English Wine Producer in the Country and was first established in Essex by the Greenwood family in the village of Purleigh in 1969. The vines grown at New Hall have been planted... more

Audley End House & Gardens [Historic House]

Off London Road, Saffron Walden

Audley End House & Gardens, Off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex


Explore One of Britain's Finest Jacobean Mansions English Heritage makes the most of the house's story and its successive owners (including Thomas Audley, Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII, earls, kings and the Neville family in the... more

Maison Talbooth [Spa]

Stratford Road, Dedham, Colchester

Maison Talbooth, Stratford Road, Colchester, Essex

Prepare to be pampered. That’s the message that comes across loud and clear when you cross the threshold at the spa at Maison Talbooth. Glide through the doors and take your time to adjust into relaxation mode by sinking into the deep comfy sofa,... more

Copped Hall Mansion and Gardens [Historic House]

Stables Courtyard, Epping

Copped Hall Mansion and Gardens, Stables Courtyard, Epping, Essex

The mansion at Copped Hall was completed in 1758 as a gentleman's country house. It was, and is, set in excellent landscape and was well known for the quality of its construction. The house was burned out in 1917 (not as War damage).The house was... more

Chelmsford Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

Oaklands Park, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford

Chelmsford Museum, Oaklands Park, Chelmsford, Essex

From Ice Age mammal remains to local family politics, the Chemsford Museum in Essex covers the history of the area is fascinating detail. Learn about King John’s hunting lodge at Writtle, the medieval Dominican Friary at Moulsham, Pleshey Castle,... more

Wickham Place Farm [Garden]

Station Road, Wickham Bishops, Witham

Wickham Place Farm, Station Road, Witham, Essex

Wickham Place Farm Garden covers 14 acres including a 2 acre walled garden. Huge climbers, roses and wisterias cascade into wide borders bursting with shrubs, perennials and bulbs. One wisteria covers an entire wall of over 250 ft long, and is at its... more

Lifehouse Spa & Hotel [Spa]

Frinton Road, Thorpe Le Soken

Lifehouse Spa & Hotel, Frinton Road, Thorpe Le Soken, Essex

Lifehouse is a contemporary award-winning spa hotel nestled in 12 acres of picturesque English Heritage Listed gardens providing the perfect adults-only countryside retreat. Located just over an hour from London by train and close to the pretty... more

Ipswich Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

High Street, Ipswich

Ipswich Museum, High Street, Ipswich, Suffolk

Sitting in the heart of the town centre is Ipswich museum, a treasure trove of exhibits from the past that tell the tale of the town and Suffolk from as far back as 70 million years ago. Inside you will find the Victorian Natural History Gallery, the... more

Christchurch Mansion [Historic House]

Soane Street, Ipswich

Christchurch Mansion, Soane Street, Ipswich, Suffolk

A house steeped in history – well over 500 years worth – Christchurch Mansion in Suffolk holds great treasures, including some magnificent paintings, within its glorious walls. The architecture of the house is worth the entry fee alone; marvel at the... more

Chilford Hall Vineyard [Attraction / Activity]

Balsham Road, Linton

Chilford Hall Vineyard, Balsham Road, Linton, Cambridgeshire

Chilford Vineyard cover 18 acres and the first vines were planted in 1972. The internationally famous Chilford Hall Vineyard, originally laid out in 1972 with further planting between 1974 and 1976, currently has 18 acres in production.... more

Copped Hall and Garden [Garden]

Stables Courtyard, Epping

Copped Hall and Garden, Stables Courtyard, Epping, Essex

Copped Hall: This is a garden under restoration with touches of Tudor, Georgian and Victorian. It is a garden of varying levels, lawns, trees and 'garden theatre'. It is a garden to visit repeatedly over the years to follow the restoration. We have a... more

Copped Hall Mansion and Gardens [Historic House]

Stables Courtyard, Epping

Copped Hall Mansion and Gardens, Stables Courtyard, Epping, Essex

The mansion at Copped Hall was completed in 1758 as a gentleman's country house. It was, and is, set in excellent landscape and was well known for the quality of its construction. The house was burned out in 1917 (not as War damage).The house was... more

Stowmarket Golf Club [Golf Course]

Lower Road, Onehouse, Stowmarket

Stowmarket Golf Club, Lower Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk

Founded in 1962, the club moved in 1962 to its present location which has matured into a scenic, peaceful, challenging, shortish course. The great features of an attractive parkland setting are the wide variety of trees which come into play on... more

Ickworth [Garden]

The Rotunda, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds

Ickworth, The Rotunda, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk


Explore stunning Italianate Gardens and acres of breathtaking Parkland at Ickworth The gardens at Ickworth were designed to reflect the Italianate nature of the remarkable late 18th century house commissioned by Frederick Augustus... more

Ickworth [Historic House]

The Rotunda, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds

Ickworth, The Rotunda, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk


Explore the architectural marvel of Ickworth House Ickworth House was created by the eccentric Earl of Bristol, with its central rotunda and curved corridors, to house his superb collection of paintings by Titian, Gainsborough,... more

The Historic Dockyard Chatham [Attraction / Activity]

Chatham

The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Chatham, Kent

Just 35 miles from central London, discover how ships, including HMS Victory, were designed and built. Climb aboard a sloop, a destroyer and a submarine. Get hands-on in the Ropery, where rigging for HMS Victory was made and where rope is still... more

Waltham Abbey Gardens [Garden]

Abbey View, Waltham Abbey

Waltham Abbey Gardens, Abbey View, Waltham Abbey, Essex


Explore Waltham Abbey Gardens Waltham Abbey Gardens is an award-winning site steeped in history and set in the grounds of the Abbey, the last to be dissolved by Henry VIII and thought to be the site of King Harold’s grave. The... more

Diggerland [Attraction / Activity]

Roman Way, Medway Valley Leisure Park, Strood

Diggerland, Roman Way, Strood, Kent


Diggerland Adventure Park experience Adventure park offering experiences where children ride and drive full-size diggers, with over 18 rides to enjoy. Test your skills on the Dumper Trucks. Find buried treasure. Knock down the... more

Hanbury Manor, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Ware, Hertfordshire

Harry Vardon originally laid out a nine-hole course in the parkland of Hanbury Manor in the early 1900s but Jack Nicklaus jnr developed it and the official opening took place in 1991. The two nines are different, the newer opening half being more... more

Newmarket Racecourses [Attraction / Activity]

Westfield House, The Links, Newmarket

Newmarket Racecourses, Westfield House, Newmarket, Suffolk

Newmarket’s two magical racecourses, The Rowley Mile and The July Course, together form a great venue in the East of England. But not only are they used for the exhilarating excitement of world class flat racing but you will also find pulsating music... more

Paradise Wildlife [Attraction / Activity]

White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne

Paradise Wildlife, White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire

At Paradise Wildlife Park you can see an extensive range of animals, including lions, tigers, zebra, monkeys and camels. The Park has many new attractions including the amazing On Safari Adventure Golf, The Angkor Reptile Temple, Tiger Falls, Gold... more

The Jockey Club Rooms [Historic House]

Newmarket

The Jockey Club Rooms, Newmarket, Suffolk

The Spiritual Home of British Horseracing The Jockey Club Rooms remains first and foremost a private members' club, as it has done since the 18th Century. Today, outside of members-only periods The Jockey Club Rooms is a stunning venue and... more

National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art [Museum / Art Gallery]

Palace Street, Newmarket

National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art, Palace Street, Newmarket, Suffolk

On 3rd November 2016 Her Majesty the Queen opened the new National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art. Situated in the remaining elements of Charles II’s sporting palace and stables it spans five acres in the heart of Newmarket and... more

Myddelton House Gardens [Garden]

Bulls Cross, Enfield

Myddelton House Gardens, Bulls Cross, Enfield, London


Discover Myddelton House Gardens The former family seat of the Parker-Bowles family, Mydellton House Gardens is a celebration of the self-taught horticulturalist. Created by the Edward Augustus “Gussie' Bowles back in back in the... more

Lee Valley Regional Park [Attraction / Activity]

Enfield

Lee Valley Regional Park, Enfield, London


Explore Lee Valley Regional Park Stretching across London, Essex and Hertfordshire for 10,000 acres, Lee Valley Regional Park is a mecca for outdoor lovers with great walking routes, white water rafting, horse riding, fishing, bird... more

Helmingham Hall Gardens [Garden]

Helmingham Hall, Helmingham, Stowmarket

Helmingham Hall Gardens, Helmingham Hall, Stowmarket, Suffolk

Helmingham Hall Gardens, the ancestoral home of the Tollemache family for the past 500 years, who enjoy sharing their passion for the beautiful gardens. Surrounded by the impressive Tudor moated Hall set in a 400 year old ancient deer park.... more

Hall Place & Gardens [Historic House]

Hall Place, Bourne Road, Bexley

Hall Place & Gardens, Hall Place, Bexley, Kent

Hall Place is a Grade 1 listed country house built in 1537 for former Lord Mayor of London, Sir John Champneys. The Tudor house boasts a panelled Great Hall with Minstrels´ Gallery, and 17th century additions and improvements include a vaulted Long... more

Hall Place Gardens [Garden]

Bourne Road, Bexley

Hall Place Gardens, Bourne Road, Bexley, Kent

The award-winning Hall Place Gardens surround the Grade 1 listed country house built in 1537 for former Lord Mayor of London. The recently restored Tudor house is open to the public with new displays including an introduction to the house's history... more

Gog Magog Golf Club [Golf Course]

Shelford Bottom, Cambridge

Gog Magog Golf Club, Shelford Bottom, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Set among the Gog Magog hills with views across the fens of East Anglia, the club features two championship quality golf courses although the old course (6,398 yards), dating back to 1901, is favoured for championships rather than the longer (6,735... more

Sutton Hoo [Attraction / Activity]

Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge

Sutton Hoo, Tranmer House, Woodbridge, Suffolk


Step back in time at Sutton Hoo Sutton Hoo in the heart of rural suffolk is the Anglo-Saxon burial mounds where a royal Anglo-Saxon ship-burial was discovered. The grave is thought to be that of Raedwald, King of the Angles and... more

Rowhill Grange Hotel & Utopia Spa [Spa]

Wilmington, Dartford

Rowhill Grange Hotel & Utopia Spa, Wilmington, Dartford, Kent

Classic bathing rituals and state of the art indulgence meet at Utopia Spa at Rowhill Grange in Kent. Its beautiful palatial interiors, from the lavish murals surrounding the spa pool and statues crafted in Romanesque design, hark back to an age... more

Flempton Golf Club [Golf Course]

The Bothy, Cavenham, Bury St Edmunds

Flempton Golf Club, The Bothy, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Flempton Golf Club, established in 1895, is a hidden gem amongst the Suffolk countryside. A 9 hole course, laid out in a distinctive cloverleaf layout, runs alongside Lackford Lake Nature Reserve. This classic inland links golf course runs through... more

Langham Clinic [Spa]

Langham Grange, Stock Hill, Langham, Bury St Edmunds

Langham Clinic, Langham Grange, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Langham Clinic is an holistic beauty and complementary therapy clinic offering a vast array of treatments from waxing and electrolysis to Dr. Hauschka Treatments and acupuncture. Everything possible at Langham Clinic is organic, sustainable and... more

Woodbridge Golf Club [Golf Course]

Bromeswell Heath, Woodbridge

Woodbridge Golf Club, Bromeswell Heath, Woodbridge, Suffolk

Woodbridge Golf Club offers 2 classic courses, The Heath Course for the serious golfer and the Forest Course suitable for all standards. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty displaying bursts of colour throughout the year. Excellent club... more

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village [Attraction / Activity]

The Visitor Centre, Icklingham Road, West Stow, Bury St Edmunds

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, The Visitor Centre, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village is the site of an Anglo-Saxon settlement occupied 420-650AD. Today there is a unique reconstructed Anglo-Saxon Village built on the original settlement site, giving visitors the opportunity to touch and experience... more

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village [Museum / Art Gallery]

The Visitor Centre, Icklingham Road, West Stow, Bury St Edmunds

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, The Visitor Centre, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village is the site of an Anglo-Saxon settlement occupied 420-650AD. Today there is a unique reconstructed Anglo-Saxon Village built on the original settlement site, giving visitors the opportunity to touch and experience... more

Shepreth Wildlife Park [Attraction / Activity]

Station Road, Shepreth, Royston

Shepreth Wildlife Park, Station Road, Royston, Hertfordshire

Ever stroked a cockroach or hand-fed a lemur? Take the kids along to Shepreth Wildlife Park in East Anglia to meet a whole host of animals, reptiles and creepy crawlies. Down at Big Cat House you can come face to face with the tigers (and if you are... more

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill [Historic House]

Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill, Quy Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire


Discover the facinating History of Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill In stark contrast to its original purpose as an abbey for religious worship, this Jacobean-style mansion Its owner in the 1930s was the future Lord Fairhaven... more

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill [Garden]

Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill, Quy Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire


Discover the facinating History of Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill Thousands of people flock to Anglesey Abbey, Garden and Lode Mill each January to March to witness the wonderful Snowdrop Festival that takes place annually... more

Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa [Spa]

Brands Hatch Road, Fawkham

Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa, Brands Hatch Road, Fawkham, Kent

The slick Spa at Brandshatch Place is in stark contrast to the traditional charm of the 19th Century Georgian country house setting, offering every contemporary luxury you might desire. There are seven cocooning treatment rooms, an indoor pool and... more

Wyken Hall Gardens [Garden]

Wyken Hall, Stanton, Bury St Edmunds

Wyken Hall Gardens, Wyken Hall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Wyken Hall Gardens is a romantic 4 acre garden, designed in the last 25 years with a series of `rooms´ wrapped around a cosy pink house, leading into a more natural garden. The knot and herb gardens were designed by Arabella Lennox-Boyd. A formal... more

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