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Essex (county) overview

Visitors to Essex (county) have positive things to say about this welcoming city and its bar scene. Sports fans can enjoy golfing while here. You can take in the local culture of Essex (county) at a top spot like Kelvedon Hatch. While you're here, make time to enjoy other sights such as Colchester Zoo.

Where to stay in Essex (county)

Whether traveling on business or vacation, Essex (county) can comfortably accommodate all visitors. There are 182 hotels in Essex (county) and you can shop as many as 213 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 33%. We have room prices starting at 29 USD per night and below are the number of hotels by star rating in Essex (county) as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 7 5-star hotels from 99 USD per night
  • • 134 4-star hotels from 61 USD per night
  • • 187 3-star hotels from 44 USD per night
  • • 24 2-star hotels from 35 USD per night

How to get to Essex (county)

Fly into London (STN-Stansted), 14.9 mi (24 km) from the heart of Essex (county). Southend-on-Sea (SEN-Southend Municipal) is the next closest major airport, 17 mi (27.4 km) away.

Train stations include:
  • • Wickford Hatfield Peverel Station (1.7 mi/2.7 km from the city center)
  • • Witham Essex Station (2.5 mi/4 km from the city center)
  • • Wickford White Notley Station (2.6 mi/4.1 km from the city center)
Metro stations include:
  • • Epping Underground Station (21.4 mi/34.4 km from the city center)
  • • Theydon Bois Underground Station (22.4 mi/36.1 km from the city center)
  • • Debden Underground Station (24 mi/38.6 km from the city center)

What to see around Essex (county)

Fun outings can include a visit to:
  • • Benton Hall Golf and Country Club
  • • Warren Golf Club
  • • Towerlands Park Golf Course
  • • Colchester Golf Club
  • • Bentley Golf Club
Here are some attractions especially popular with families:
  • • Colchester Zoo
  • • Festival Leisure Park
  • • Hadleigh Farm
  • • Old MacDonalds Farm
  • • Royal Gunpowder Mills
Nature lovers will appreciate these places:
  • • Braintree Public Gardens
  • • Abberton Reservoir
  • • Norsey Woods
  • • Hockley Woods
  • • Hatfield Forest
Here are some local highlights:
  • • Kelvedon Hatch
  • • Melbourne Stadium
  • • Chelmsford Cathedral
  • • Towerlands Equestrian Center
  • • Hylands House and Park

When to visit Essex (county)

If you're just starting to think about trip planning, you may be curious about the best time to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 51°F day, 35°F night
  • • April-June: 68°F day, 39°F night
  • • July-September: 71°F day, 49°F night
  • • October-December: 61°F day, 37°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 0.24 inches
  • • April-June: 0.16 inches
  • • July-September: 0.28 inches
  • • October-December: 0.35 inches