Visit Essex

Photo of Hedingham castleVisit Essex are the official tourism organisation of Essex, and their website provides all the information you need on the attractions, restaurants, and places to stay within the county, many of which are accessible via our bus routes.

See and Do

There’s never a dull day in Essex with so many wonderful attractions! From animal encounters at Colchester Zoo to thrilling rides at Adventure Island in Southend-on-Sea, as well as amazing history and heritage attractions such as Harlow Museum & Walled Gardens and Hedingham Castle, there really is something for everyone to enjoy in Essex. 

Eat and Drink

Whether you’re looking for high end cuisine or classic fish and chips by the sea, Essex is home to countless restaurants and eateries catering to every taste palette. Why not visit one of the famous Tiptree Tearooms for a delicious afternoon tea, or enjoy a delicious meal whilst watching the planes take off from London Southend Airport at the 1935 Rooftop Restaurant & Bar?


From glamping and caravan sites to boutique and spa hotels, whatever kind of weekend break you’re looking for, our amazing accommodation in Essex is sure to suit your needs. Enjoy a relaxing weekend spa break at the Talbooth House & Spa in Dedham, or a family staycation at Waldegraves on Mersea Island.

What’s On

The excitement never stops in Essex, with an abundance of events taking place all year round. Head to the Visit Essex website to find out about upcoming events such as festivals, family fun days, live shows, and much more.

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Journey planning made simple

Search for public transport travel options throughout Essex, including walking, cycling, train, bus and DigiGo.