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'''Essex''' is a county in the [[East of England]],
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'''Essex''' is a large county in the [[East Anglia]],
  
 
==Towns==
 
==Towns==
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* [[Basildon]]
 
* [[Basildon]]
 
* [[Billericay]]
 
* [[Billericay]]
* [[Braintree]]
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* [[Braintree (Essex)|Braintree]]
 
* [[Brentwood (England)|Brentwood]]
 
* [[Brentwood (England)|Brentwood]]
 
* [[Burnham-on-Crouch]]
 
* [[Burnham-on-Crouch]]
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* [[Frinton-on-Sea]]
 
* [[Frinton-on-Sea]]
 
* [[Harwich (England)|Harwich]]
 
* [[Harwich (England)|Harwich]]
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* [[Hornchurch]]
 
* [[Maldon]]
 
* [[Maldon]]
 
* [[Old Harlow]]
 
* [[Old Harlow]]
 
* [[Saffron Walden]]
 
* [[Saffron Walden]]
 
* [[Southend]]
 
* [[Southend]]
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* [[Tilbury]]
 
* [[Waltham Abbey]]
 
* [[Waltham Abbey]]
 
* [[Westcliff on sea]]
 
* [[Westcliff on sea]]
 
* [[Witham]]
 
* [[Witham]]
* [[Romford]]
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* [[Dovercourt]]
* [[Tilbury]]
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==Other destinations==  
 
==Other destinations==  
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* '''Great Dunmow'''
 
* '''Great Dunmow'''
 
* 'Romford' Even though they say it is London they commonly no it as Essex
 
 
Ancient flitch town worth a walk up and down the high street
 
Ancient flitch town worth a walk up and down the high street
  
==Understand==
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*[[Foulness Island]]
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Essex's largest island: lies off the coast near Southend and has been under M.O.D. control since 1916.
  
==Talk==  
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==Understand==
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Contrary to popular belief and stereotypes, Essex is not actually an urban wasteland. This stereotype exists partly because some parts of London are still informally considered to be parts of Essex and the part of Essex around the Thames estuary contains a large amount of urban sprawl and commuter towns which account for around half the county's population. However most of the rest of the county is rural, and has some very beautiful scenery that is not widely known to outsiders. Saffron Walden, in the north-west of the county, epitomises this defiance of the classic Essex stereotype, as do many of the smaller towns and  villages.
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==Talk==
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Obviously an English-speaking county, but accents can vary in Essex. In the northern and rural areas of the county, you are much more likely to hear the traditional East Anglian accent. But in the south of the county the most commonly heard is known as the estuary accent; some say this is a cross between cockney and East Anglian.
  
 
==Get in==  
 
==Get in==  
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==See==
 
==See==
  
==Do==  
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==Do==
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*'''Mountfitchet Castle''' is an all-weather heritage entertainment complex in Stansted Mountfitchet.  Formerly an Iron Age hillfort, the castle also has a Roman, Saxon and Viking past and therefore provides an interesting and historical day out for the whole family.  There is a reconstructed castle, many houses complete with all the smells of a bygone era and a toy museum.  In addition, as you stroll through the grounds you will encounter plenty of rescued animals roaming freely:  deer, goats, geese, peacocks, chickens as well as Jacob Sheep.  There is a substantial restaurant on site.
  
 
==Eat==  
 
==Eat==  
  
==Drink==  
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==Drink==
  
==Sleep==
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==Stay safe==
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Contrary to popular belief, Essex actually has one of the lowest crime rates in England. However some poorer towns in the more urbanised south and west of the county should be approached with caution, especially at night.
  
==Stay Safe==
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As with the rest of the UK, in any emergency call '''999''' or '''112''' (from a land-line if you can) and ask for Ambulance, Fire or Police when connected.
Essex is said to have a fair share of organised crime, but this wont pose any danger to visiters unless you are directly involved with criminal gangs. The rural areas of Essex are very friendly and very safe.
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[[WikiPedia:Essex]]
 
[[WikiPedia:Essex]]
  
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{{isPartOf|East_of_England}}
 
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Revision as of 22:45, 16 January 2013

Essex is a large county in the East Anglia,

Contents

Towns

Map of Essex

Other destinations

  • Epping Forest
  • Great Dunmow

Ancient flitch town worth a walk up and down the high street

Essex's largest island: lies off the coast near Southend and has been under M.O.D. control since 1916.

Understand

Contrary to popular belief and stereotypes, Essex is not actually an urban wasteland. This stereotype exists partly because some parts of London are still informally considered to be parts of Essex and the part of Essex around the Thames estuary contains a large amount of urban sprawl and commuter towns which account for around half the county's population. However most of the rest of the county is rural, and has some very beautiful scenery that is not widely known to outsiders. Saffron Walden, in the north-west of the county, epitomises this defiance of the classic Essex stereotype, as do many of the smaller towns and villages.

Talk

Obviously an English-speaking county, but accents can vary in Essex. In the northern and rural areas of the county, you are much more likely to hear the traditional East Anglian accent. But in the south of the county the most commonly heard is known as the estuary accent; some say this is a cross between cockney and East Anglian.

Get in

Get around

See

Do

  • Mountfitchet Castle is an all-weather heritage entertainment complex in Stansted Mountfitchet. Formerly an Iron Age hillfort, the castle also has a Roman, Saxon and Viking past and therefore provides an interesting and historical day out for the whole family. There is a reconstructed castle, many houses complete with all the smells of a bygone era and a toy museum. In addition, as you stroll through the grounds you will encounter plenty of rescued animals roaming freely: deer, goats, geese, peacocks, chickens as well as Jacob Sheep. There is a substantial restaurant on site.

Eat

Drink

Stay safe

Contrary to popular belief, Essex actually has one of the lowest crime rates in England. However some poorer towns in the more urbanised south and west of the county should be approached with caution, especially at night.

As with the rest of the UK, in any emergency call 999 or 112 (from a land-line if you can) and ask for Ambulance, Fire or Police when connected.

Get out



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