Weekend Breaks in Essex

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Weekend Breaks in Essex

From beautiful beaches to rolling countrysides, Essex combines spectacular scenery with a rich historical heritage. Whether you love sailing or shopping, a weekend break in Essex can be fun-packed if you know where to go.

City Breaks in Essex: Top Holiday Lettings

Holiday park Thorpe-le-Soken
Holiday park ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Thorpe-le-Soken, Tendring District, Essex
from £87
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Holiday park East Mersea
Holiday park ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
East Mersea, Borough of Colchester, Essex
from £47
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Cottage Sible Hedingham
Cottage ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Sible Hedingham, Braintree District, Essex
from £63
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Holiday park Saint Osyth
Holiday park ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Saint Osyth, Tendring District, Essex
from £36
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Holiday park Clacton-on-Sea
Holiday park ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Clacton-on-Sea, Tendring District, Essex
from £25
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Holiday park Clacton-on-Sea
Holiday park ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Clacton-on-Sea, Tendring District, Essex
from £27
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Holiday park Thorpe-le-Soken
Holiday park ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Thorpe-le-Soken, Tendring District, Essex
from £78
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Holiday park Clacton-on-Sea
Holiday park ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Clacton-on-Sea, Tendring District, Essex
from £36
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House White Colne
House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
White Colne, Braintree District, Essex
from £78
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The Top Five Destinations For A Weekend Break In Essex

Essex offers a myriad of medieval monuments, fresh sea air, vibrant shops, and a strong folk scene. If you love adventure, learning, and taking pictures at popular sites, here are the best Essex destinations.

  • 1. Colchester Zoo

    Set in 60 acres of lakes and parklands, this is the UK's largest private zoo. It has 240 species, including some of the world's rarest animals. Whether you are travelling with your partner or the family, Colchester Zoo offers a unique opportunity for learning and fun.

  • 2. Audley End House and Gardens

    This breathtaking mansion is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved country homes in the United Kingdom. Its sprawling state apartments, magnificent dressing rooms, and spectacular great hall will take your breath away. A children's playground makes it ideal for family weekend adventures.

  • 3. Colchester Castle

    As the largest existing keep in the UK, this medieval building is one of the most popular attractions in Essex. The castle opens Mondays through Sundays and has a museum that organises exhibitions about its long history.

  • 4. Lee Valley White Water Centre

    If you love water sports, keep Lee Valley on your bucket list. This water centre offers everything from open water swimming, paddling, and even Olympic-level sports. Whether you are a beginner or expert, this place has something for everyone.

  • 5. Layer Marney Tower

    The tallest Tudor gatehouse in the UK, Layer Marney Tower features a unique design that is commanding and luxurious. Its lush grounds echo splendour and class, with evergreen flora in every direction. Explore the tower on a guided tour or stroll through its historic surroundings at your own pace.

Best Places to Stay for City Breaks in Essex

Holiday park Thorpe-le-Soken
Holiday park ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Thorpe-le-Soken, Tendring District, Essex
from £51
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Holiday park Steeple
Holiday park ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Steeple, Maldon District, Essex
from £33
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Holiday park Clacton-on-Sea
Holiday park ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Clacton-on-Sea, Tendring District, Essex
from £27
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