Essex is a large county in the East of England,
Ancient flitch town worth a walk up and down the high street
Contrary to popular belief and stereotypes, Essex is not actually an urban wasteland. Most of the county is rural, and has some very beautiful scenery that is widely unknown to outsiders.
Essex is a generally a safe place to visit. Certain areas in the more urbanised south and west of the county should be aproached with caution, especially at night.