As a County, Essex has much to offer in terms of excellent transport links into the City of London, a rich history with many places of interest to visit and a buzzing nightlife.
BAFTA Award winning ITV programme “The only way is Essex” has well and truly placed the County of Essex in the spotlight since March 2011, following the lives of real people in real situations. So if you are thinking about taking a holiday in Essex it has at least one claim to fame.
Whilst Essex is often considered to be an industrial county the vast majority of industrial activity is located in the South with the remainder of the land being mainly agricultural, so there is plenty of rural countryside to enjoy if you rent a caravan in Essex.
With an abundance of historic monuments, museums, arts and literature anyone visiting Essex cannot fail to appreciate the county’s fascinating culture. Families who rent a caravan in Essex can go on an exciting journey of cultural discovery, without ever having to leave the county. From such architectural treasures as the 17th Century Jacobean country mansion located in Saffron Walden, Audley End House, and Hedingham Castle built by Norman architect Aubrey de Vere circa 1140 which is one of the best maintained Norman keeps in the UK; to the modern Firstsite Art Gallery, a magnificent example of the work of world renowned architect Rafael Viñoly it is clear that Essex has a diversity of contrasting culture, both modern and ancient.
One thing is certain, if rent a caravan in Essex for your next holiday you will never be bored. Southend on sea is the busiest beach resort and restaurants, bars, amusement arcades and the Adventure Island Theme Park make it extremely popular during the holidays for both locals and tourists. Easily accessible from anywhere in Essex it’s a great day trip out or great for a holiday with the kids.
If you like a beer, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), has just published a list of 150 top public houses in the UK and 6 of those are in Essex. The winner of CAMRA’s regional pub of the year award will be announced in September 2015 and judging will be based on the quality of beer, atmosphere in the pub, decoration, value for money and customer service among other criteria.
For night life Essex has some of the best night clubs in the UK and most have live DJ’s catering to all tastes. It is simply impossible to have a bad night out in Essex with the comprehensive range of Ibiza style clubs like Evoke and those frequented by celebrities such as Faces.
Sports and hobbies
You will find sports centres and clubs in almost every large town in Essex together with gymnasiums and keep fit clubs. Cricket and football are particularly popular. Indeed, there are in excess of 160 societies and clubs that you can join throughout the County ranging from sports, music and culture, to politics and the arts giving you the opportunity to develop existing interests or discover new talents.
Famous Essex Residents
Many famous people have been born in Essex most notably Charlotte Rampling, Dame Maggie Smith, Russell Brand, Dudley Moore and Sarah Miles.
If you decide to rent a caravan in Essex you could easily bump into any number of celebrities in the course of just visiting the shops, sports centres or nightclubs including Olly Murs, Diversity, Allison Moyet, Helen Mirren, Pixie Lott and footballer Frank Lampard who have all decided that the only place to live is Essex.
Caravan owners – if you have a caravan to rent in Essex make sure you advertise it on Rent My Caravan where thousands of potential holidaymakers are looking for their next holiday.