Essex Quick Facts & Figures

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Essex is one of the home counties located close to London, in the East of England, prominent cities and towns in the area include Chelmsford, Colchester and Basildon. Essex’s location makes for a convenient location for visitors to see attractions in London, Essex itself and the East of England.

Essex has a mix of town and country featuring scenic English countryside along with miles of coastline and beaches including Southend-on-Sea and a number of charming small towns and villages. Local attractions & places of interest include RHS Garden at Hyde Hall, Audley End House, Bridge Cottage, Hedingham Castle and Colchester Castle. There are a number of historic buildings, castles, museums and galleries for visitors to explore in the area.

The area is host to a number of local festivals, shows, fairs and concerts throughout the year

Essex Quick Facts

Population: 1,737,900

Region: East of England

Area total: 3,670 sq km

Languages: English

Dialling Code: 01245 (Chelmsford), 01206 (Colchester), 01268 (Basildon).

Postcode Area CM (Chelmsford), CO (Colchester), SS13-16 (Basildon).

Closest Airports: London Stansted Airport, London Luton Airport, London City Airport.

Local Food: Whitebait, Angels on Horseback, Cockle cakes and Saffron wigs, Southend whitebate, Stewed eels and Essex apple dowdy.

Nearest Towns & Cities: Chelmsford, Colchester, Basildon, Braintree, Saffron Walden and Harlow.

Famous Attractions: RHS Garden at Hyde Hall, Audley End House, Bridge Cottage, Hedingham Castle and Colchester Castle.

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