There’s fun for everyone at these top quality Essex attractions nearby
You don’t have to travel far to find some excellent visitor attractions. From castles and historic cities to zoos and museums there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Find out about the history of Mersea amd the surrounding area at the Mersea Museum.
One of the finest zoos in Europe with over 270 species to see in 60 acres of parkland and lakes.
Cudmore Grove Country Park
An area of stunning natural beauty and wildlife, situated in the far east of Mersea Island.
Owned by Essex Wildlife Trust, it is probably the premier nature reserve in Essex.
The home of contemporary visual arts in Colchester in a purpose built gallery.
Beth Chatto Gardens
Transformed from an overgrown wasteland started in 1960, to an immaculate garden with beautiful countryside.
Combined Military Services Museum
Home of the Mason Collection, one of the world’s foremost collections of covert operations weapons, clothing and equipment.
Lady Grace Boat Trips
20 minute harbour trips. Runs all day, 7 days a week. Available for special trips and much more available upon request!
The foot ferry provides a service between Brightlingsea, Point Clear and East Mersea. Discover and explore the vast and diverse possibilities the area has to offer. Ferry times are available from reception. www.brightlingseaharbour.org
The Company Shed
No visit is complete to Mersea Island without a trip to The Company Shed seafood restaurant.
Tiptree Jam Shop & Tearoom
Where ‘Tiptree’ conserves are made. This now world famous jam is always worth a visit!
A historic trip back in time.
Layer Marney Tower
A dramatic building with views over the River Blackwater and beyond.
Mersea Island Vineyard
Producing over 20,000 bottles of wine each year, the vineyard has strong roots with Mersea.