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Essex is a popular tourist areas in the south west of England, and is home to plenty of attractions and accommodation. Whether you are looking for self catering apartments in Chelmsford or Luxury B&B's in Colchester, we have something for you.



Essex County

The county of Essex is in the South of England. It is located just to the North of London. There are many beautiful towns and villages in Essex, such as Colchester and Dunmow. There are many things to do and places to see in Essex; please click on the links at the bottom of the page.

As well as some really beautiful rural towns and villages, Essex is home to the towns of Basildon and Hardlow, Standstead Airport and the enormous Lakeside Shopping Centre.


Chelmsford is the County Town of Essex, and is the only city in the region. It is architecturally diverse and has a huge range of attractions such as the 18-arch railway viaduct which crosses and spans the River Can in the centre of town, and the Hylands House and Park, where you can go to relax in the summer and take a walk.



So come and discover the beauty and heritage of Essex. Please just click on the links below for the full range of holiday accommodation, from five star luxury hotels in Essex, to quality B&Bs and fabulous self-catering cottages in Essex. There are many excellent campsites and caravan parks. There is a huge range of attractions, places to eat and other activities to suit all tastes.

We are always looking for updates to our Essex page. If you would like to contribute material or pictures to this, please email us. aims to provide a one-stop shop for holiday makers by providing an easy to use directory and information portal for all types of holiday accommodation and attractions in the UK. If you would like to advertise your Essex attraction, Hotel, Essex cottage, or B&B in Essex, please take a look at our advertising options.


Some of our favourite escapes...

  • Holiday Cottage in Essex, England
    15 City Road

    Holiday Cottage in Mersea island, Essex, England

    A detached house on Mersea Island with three bedrooms sleeping six people.

    Pet & Dog Friendly Online Booking Accepted  

    £ 334.00 - £ 2,060.00 per week

  • Holiday Cottage in Essex, England
    Ivy Cottage

    Holiday Cottage in Rowhedge, Essex, England

    This spacious cottage sits in the Essex village of Rowhedge and is able to sleep five people in three bedrooms.

    Pet & Dog Friendly Online Booking Accepted  

    £ 338.00 - £ 2,098.00 per week

  • Holiday Cottage in Essex, England
    Farm House

    Holiday Cottage in Elsenham, Essex, England

    This farm house cottage rests in Henham near Elsenham and can sleep eight people in four bedrooms.

    Pet & Dog Friendly Online Booking Accepted  

    £ 721.00 - £ 2,479.00 per week

  • Holiday Cottage in Essex, England
    The Old Cartlodge

    Holiday Cottage in Castle hedingham, Essex, England

    This detached lodge rests on the outskirts of Sible Hedingham and sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms.

    Online Booking Accepted  

    £ 533.00 - £ 1,836.00 per week

  • Holiday Cottage in Essex, England
    Dutch Cottage

    Holiday Cottage in Colchester, Essex, England

    This well-presented mid-terrace cottage is in the centre of Colchester in Essex and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

    Pet & Dog Friendly Online Booking Accepted  

    £ 369.00 - £ 1,383.00 per week

  • Fishing Available in Essex, England
    Parkford Shooting Centre

    Fishing Available in St Osyth Nr Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, England

    Clay Pigeon Shooting Centre offers a wide range of clay pigeon shooting layouts to enable you to enjoy the most of this the fastest growing sport in the country.

    Shooting and Fishing

  • Cookery School in Essex, England
    Braxted Park Cookery Courses

    Cookery School in Great Braxted, Essex, England

    Braxted Park Cookery School provides a diverse range of cookery courses suitable for everyone, from complete beginners up to budding master chefs.

    Cookery Schools

  • Visitor Centre or Museum in Essex, England
    Colne Valley Railway

    Visitor Centre or Museum in Castle Hedingham Essex, Essex, England

    Awarded the Best Small Attraction 2010.

    Visitor Centres and Museums, Childrens Attractions

  • Park, Garden or Woodland in Essex, England
    Hatfield Forest

    Park, Garden or Woodland in Takeley, Essex, England

    Ancient woodland – a rare surviving example of a medieval royal hunting forest

    Parks Gardens and Woodlands, Cafes Coffee Shops and Tearooms, Shooting and Fishing, Walking and Climbing

  • Stately Homes in Essex, England
    Rayleigh Mount

    Stately Homes in Rayleigh, Essex, England

    11th-century earthwork

    Historic Buildings and Monuments

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