Hotels in Essex

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The Sun Inn

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Colchester

In the heart of Constable country, Piers Baker’s 14th-century inn is ‘what pubs were meant to look like’, from the eye-catching sign outside to the beamed ceilings and wooden floors within.
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Seven

Seven

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Above the busy esplanade, a glitzy hotel with views over the Thames estuary and Southend’s iconic pier. Mood lighting and metallic finishes add allure to Aurum bar and restaurant, open all day from breakfast through to fine dining fare in the evening. On sunny days the terrace takes on a jaunty holiday air.
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Hotels, B&Bs, country houses, inns

One of the largest counties of England, this has had to endure many ‘Essex’ jokes over the years, and many people dismiss it as commuter country. But it is full of history, and it makes a good base to explore Constable country (he was born near here). Dedham Vale, in the Stour valley on the Suffolk border, was made famous by his paintings and is an area of outstanding natural beauty. You can visit the site of Flatford Mill and see some of his work in Bridge Cottage. Dedham has a lovely old church.

The Good Hotel Guide has some hotels set right in Constable scenery plus others in coastal and village locations. Colchester, Britain’s oldest town (it was the Romans’ first capital in England) has associations with Boudicca, and a Norman castle. Twelve miles away is St Osyth Priory on the Tendring Peninsula: an attractive collection of old buildings, it houses paintings from Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum.Coggeshall is a lovely village with many  16th- and 17th-century houses  and a square dominated by a Victorian clocktower. Thaxted, where Gustav Holst once lived, has a fine half-timbered guildhall. Saffron Walden, too,  has many fine old buildings including a restored windmill.  Nearby Audley End, a grand Jacobean mansion once owned by Charles II, stands in magnificent grounds designed by Capability Brown. Harwich, an ancient port, is now best known  now as a ferry port but its old town is worth exploring. Essex’s  seaside resorts include  Southend-on-Sea , Clacton-on-Sea, Frinton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze.

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Last updated: October 19, 2020