What a Drive Around Essex can Offer You

 

I believe you would agree with me if I say that road trips are exciting, wouldn’t you? If you have a laid back personality just like me, then a drive around Essex is one of the things that you can do when you are within the area. There are a lot of places that you can visit, especially if you are driving your own car.

You might want to start first with the Epping Forest District. It is just a few hours drive from London. If you are an adventurous soul and do not mind getting wet, you can go white water rafting, which, believe me, will shoot your adrenaline rush to higher levels. Afterwards, you can go grab your lunch at a market town. Now, to learn more about the heritage of the area, I recommend going to several sites, such as the Copped Hall, where the play Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare was performed.

Another town that you can visit is Brentwood, which offers you a picturesque view of villages that will surely captivate your eyes. However, it is not the typical quiet village, as it is widely known for its nightlife. You can go bar hopping. You can go visit the shops and restaurants that this place can offer.

If you are into medieval history, you can visit the medieval town of Saffron Walden. The town boasts of lots of historic buildings, such as the beautiful St. Mary’s Church, which is the largest parish church in Essex. You might also be interested in the Saffron Walden museum where you can see hundreds of collections that are essential in the history of the place.

You can also visit Braintree, a market town, where every Wednesdays and Saturdays, a market will be held. During these days, you can shop all you want in a traditional manner. If you are not the market type of person, you can opt for the George Yard modern shopping center, instead. On the outskirts of this town, Freeport offers people the freedom to bargain at discounted prices.

Colchester will fascinate you with over 2000 years of history. It is a place where the cultures of Normans, the Saxons, and the Romans have been mixed together, resulting to the diverse culture you will be seeing there nowadays. There are many galleries and museums that you can find in this place. If you like to reach the coast to experience the cool sea breeze, you just need to drive for a few minutes, and you will be able to reach a spot to watch the sunset by the sea.

Since we are talking about the coast, the Essex Sunshine Coast will surely be an important place to visit for people who love the beaches. Such beaches have received multiple awards, and you will surely enjoy visiting and staying there for your vacation. Aside from that, you will also be able to witness how beautiful their seafront gardens are.

These are only some of the attractions that you can visit in Essex. Most importantly, just enjoy your visit and you will surely appreciate the beauty of driving around Essex. So what are you waiting for? Gas up and take your car for a ride! These are just a few small places you can visit once you have passed your driving test.

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