Instagrammable places and spaces in Essex
Six of the best
Looking for the most instagrammable places and spaces in Essex?
From castles and gardens to coastline and wildlife, Essex is full of beautiful spots and is a cracking canvas to capture some gorgeous photos for your Instagram feed. We've compiled our six favourite spaces that are all within a short distance of our Resort. Time to grab your phone and camera...
The railway museum is the perfect place to immerse yourself in locomotive history and get up close and personal with a wide collection of steam trains, vintage carriages, diesel locomotives and historic Victorian buildings.
Riverside walks, cosy pubs and glorious scenery - Dedham Vale has changed little since John Constable captured it in his paintings during the early 19th century. The only designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Essex.
If you love animals and wildlife, then Colchester Zoo is a must-visit, proudly listed as the eleventh best zoo in the world and in the top two in the UK! You can even snap a photo whilst hand feeding the elephants or giraffes.
Hedingham Castle, Halstead
This majestic castle stands in the heart of its ancient ramparts and medieval park, which have evolved into beautiful landscaped gardens. Look out for the intricately decorated stonework and snap a selfie as King/Queen of the Castle!
Essex Wildlife Trust
If you love nature and scenery, then take a visit to one of Essex Wildlife Trusts Nature Reserves. Dotted all over Essex, immerse yourself in the countryside and admire the unique landscape of our county. We highly recommend Abberton Reservoir, a wetland site of international importance for wildfowl.
Layer Marney Tower
England’s tallest tower gatehouse with views spanning the Essex countryside. If you fancy a bit of exercise and an aerial view, climb the 99 steps to the top of the tower. You'll be greeted with amazing views of the River Blackwater and the gardens below.