Take your family on a Essex holiday; the historic county of Essex offers an exciting glamping holiday in lush countryside just up the road from London. Set in east England, the county boasts its own major airport, Stansted, and has an excellent road and train connections. Essex borders London to the south, Suffolk to the north and enjoys the North Sea along its long eastern coastline. The large historical towns of Chelmsford and Colchester boast bustling shopping centres and a variety of restaurants and entertainment. The county is also dotted with a huge number of picturesque villages, notably Finchingfield, Wendons Ambo and Castle Hedingham.
Traditional seaside towns and small fishing villages make up the whole of the coastline! Visitors can enjoy some of UK's best weather! This historic county is also home to a number of heritage attractions! They include Colchester Castle, the largest Norman keep in Europe, as well as Hedingham Castle, Ingatestone Hall, and Audley End. Other options for excellent family days out are the award winning Colchester Zoo and the contemporary visual arts centre Firstsite, also in Colchester.
Layer Marney is a farm at a startling historical Tudor location that's just 20 minutes' drive from the acclaimed Mersea Island. Layer Marney Tower is the tallest Tudor gatehouse in England and was built by Lord Marney, longtime friend of Henry VIII. It is barely an hour from Greater London, as seen recently on Channel 4's Four in a Bed TV series, in which the owners of the Tower were joint winners, showcasing both the glamping opportunities and the tower itself. Furthermore, Layer Marney is one of the most romantic places in England and therefore a popular wedding venue.
With easy connections to London and the counties of Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, Essex is the ideal base to explore the whole of East Anglia. The entire family will enjoy the diverse attractions found across this large county, which surprises and delights at every turn. Have a look at Feather Down glamping to book a Glamping Essex holiday! Bring your whole family on a truly unforgettable trip.