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Explore Towns and Villages in North Essex

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Villages and towns in Essex include colourful, bustling market towns and picturesque villages set in beautiful rolling countryside, look no further than north Essex villages & towns to get away from it all and rediscover the rural heart of the county...

North Essex is largely rural with many small villages and tiny hamlets, driving along our winding country lanes you will pass thatched cottages, listed buildings, patchwork fields, colourful markets, and ancient windmills, showing England at its best.  With less than average rainfall and higher than average sunshine, why not stay awhile and see our Essex towns and villages for yourself?

Finchingfield, North Essex


One of the most photographed villages in England this picture postcard village is worth a visit!  Stop at one of the lovely tearooms and enjoy the view with a slice of cake...


Coggeshall, North Essex


Coggeshall has some excellent antique shops and tearooms.  With stories of laylines and witches, this is an interesting village, stop at the museum to find out more.


Halstead, North Essex


This traditional market town won a Silver Gilt certificate in the Britain in Bloom campaign and really is an attractive, friendly town, set on a steeped high street.