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Suggested excursions

  • London
  • Cambridge
  • The coast (Southend-on-Sea or Clacton-on-Sea)
  • Constable Country


Population: 156,000; 37 miles (60 kilometres) north-east of London (30 minutes by rail, 1 hour by coach).

The county town of Essex, Chelmsford is a pleasant town in an attractive rural area with many pretty villages.

It has good shopping and sports facilities and is very conveniently situated for visits to London and Cambridge.