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University Gallery

University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ (8 miles, 14 km)

tel: 01206 873184

Beth Chatto Gardens

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Beth Chatto Gardens, Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7DB (7 miles, 11 km)

tel: 01206 822007

2.5 hectares (6 acres) of gravel, water and woodland gardens, a large modern tea room and plant nursery.

Bourne Mill

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Bourne Mill, Bourne Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8RT (10 miles, 15 km)

tel: 01206 549799

National Trust property, the mill was originally built as a fishing lodge in 1591 and features stepped "Dutch" gables. There is a millpond and some of the machinery, including the waterwheel which is still intact and working.


Town Centre, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0BP (4 miles, 6 km)

The town of Brightlingsea - the only Cinque port outside Kent and Sussex, a centre for all things nautical.

Cudmore Grove Country Park

East Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8UE (5 miles, 8 km)

tel: 01206 383868

Cudmore Grove offers visitors a trip to the seaside with a difference at the eastern tip of Mersea Island. The park includes a sandy beach and open grassland, perfect for picnics and great views.

Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

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South Green Road, Fingringhoe, Colchester, Essex, CO5 7DN (6 miles, 10 km)

tel: 01206 729678

Stunning 200 acre nature reserve situated on the banks of the River Colne. Visitor centre includes gift shop, tearoom, toilets and baby changing facilities.

Green Island Gardens

Park Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7SP (9 miles, 14 km)

tel: 01206 230455

20 acres of professionally designed gardens within woodland destroyed by the 1987 hurricane. Now a plantsman's paradise full of unusual plants for all year round colour.

Lakeside Theatre

University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ (8 miles, 14 km)

tel: 01206 873261

Lakeside Theatre is a hidden gem. We present the best in touring fringe theatre performances, home grown performances, music and local groups. Set in parkland with café, lakes, sculptures and ducks. Twitter @lakesidetheatre


Town Centre, Manningtree, Essex, CO11 1 (10 miles, 15 km)

Welcome to Manningtree, a gateway to Constable country and more... As England's smallest town - at just over 19 hectares - Manningtree is small but packs in a great deal for residents and visitors alike.

Mersea Island

Mersea Island, Essex, CO5 8 (7 miles, 11 km)

Britain's most easterly inhabited island, home to the settlements of East and West Mersea. It is accessed by 'The Strood' - a causeway which at high tide floods, making the island separate from the mainland.

Mersea Island Museum

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Mersea Island Museum, High Street, West Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8QD (9 miles, 14 km)

tel: 01206 385191

Exhibits of Mersea's social history, natural history, archaeology and fishing industry, including a fisherman's cottage display. Special exhibitions and gift shop.

Mersea Island Vineyard

Rewsalls Lane, East Mersea, Colchester, CO5 8SX (7 miles, 11 km)

tel: 01206 385900

Producers of fine wines and real ale (cask and conditioned).

Mistley Park Animal Rescue Centre

New Road, Mistley, Manningtree, Essex, CO11 1ER (10 miles, 15 km)

tel: 01206 393433

Children can play among a menagerie of rescued animals and birds which roam freely in 25 acres of countryside overlooking the Stour Valley.


Mistley Quay Workshops, Mistley, Manningtree, Essex, CO11 1HB (9 miles, 15 km)

tel: 01206 393884

Arts and Crafts workshop with exhibitions. Cafe with home cooked food, cakes, coffee and licensed for alcohol.

North House Gallery

The Walls, Manningtree, Essex, CO11 1AS (10 miles, 16 km)

tel: 01206 392717

Riverside gallery with monthly selling exhibitions of work by modern and contemporary artists of East Anglian, national and international fame.

Pedlars Wood Nature Reserve

Shalimar, 34 Waltham Way, Frinton On Sea, Essex, CO13 9JF (7 miles, 11 km)

A private nature reserve located between Frinton on Sea and Walton on the Naze. The woodland walk on the Frinton side is open to the public whilst an educational nature trail on the Walton side can be visited by appointment.

Rollerworld Skating Rink

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Eastgates, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2TJ (10 miles, 16 km)

tel: 01206 868868

Rollerworld is Europes finest Roller Rink, with a 50m x 25m solid maple floor, fantastic new sound and light show. Everyone can have a go at skating and if you don’t fancy that we have Quasar, laser gun fun in our specially made arena.


Salary Brook, off Avon Way, Greenstead, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3YR (9 miles, 14 km)

tel: 01206 853588

A local nature reserve on the edge of Greenstead and Longbridge with open aspect to farmland.