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Best Tourist Attractions In Brightlingsea

We've rounded up the best tourist attractions in Brightlingsea in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 56 Brightlingsea tourist attractions to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the tourist attractions we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Clacton Pier

  • Clacton-on-Sea
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Are you ready for a seaside adventure? Head down to Clacton Pier for great family fun whatever the weather! First, see who will be the family champio...

The Colchester Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Colchester
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Crime is blighting the streets of Colchester and they’re calling out for answers! Can you crack The Colchester Mystery Treasure Trail? A super spy is...

Layer Marney Tower

  • Colchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The view from the roof shows the church, outbuildings, play area, gardens, estate and wildlife walk. Layer Marney Tower is a great place to visit whe...

Dedham Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Dedham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Are you always looking for ways to get your brood outdoors? Well you’ve found one with the Dedham Treasure Hunt Trail. It’s a code busting outing whi...

Naze Tower

  • Walton-on-the-Naze
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Naze Tower is the only building of its kind in existence. The unique octagonal tower was built several hundred years ago and has had a number of uses...

Maldon Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Maldon
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Eye patch? Check! Parrot on shoulder? Check! You’re all ready for a jaunt on the Maldon Treasure Hunt Trail where cracking codes and solving clues wi...

The Cressing Temple Barns5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Braintree
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Cressing Temple Barns is the largest of the Knights Templar's Essex based landholdings boasts the oldest known wooden structure in the world! So,...

The Chelmsford Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Chelmsford
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Salty seafarers, unite! The Chelmsford Mystery Treasure Trail is calling out for seasoned explorers to get a whiff of the scent and uncover buried lo...



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Lavenham Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Lavenham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Pirates come in all sorts of packages, so get your band of mini marauders out on the Lavenham Treasure Hunt Trail. The hunt will be full of code bust...

Escape Live Southend

  • Southend On Sea
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Looking for a family-friendly escape room in Essex? Escape Live Southend is the place to go! You and the kids will have a great time, looking for clu...

Southend Pier and Train5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Southend On Sea
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Landmarks

The visitor information centre on the pier is the place to start, being the place to book boat trips etc and having information on the immediate amen...

Southend on Sea Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Southend On Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The kids will love solving the clues on the Southend-on-Sea self-guided treasure hunt themed Treasure Trail. There's clues for all ages to enjoy (fro...

Room Escape Southend

  • Southend On Sea
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Love the thrill of live escape games? Dare to take on a truly challenging escape room experience at Room Escape Southend! There are multiple escape r...

Rayleigh Windmill

  • Rayleigh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Rayleigh Windmill is an award-winning tourist and educational attraction, and popular venue for weddings and civil ceremonies. It is a Grade II l...

Sutton Hoo

  • Woodbridge
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Sutton Hoo is a hauntingly beautiful estate set in a whopping 255 acres with amazing views over the River Deben. It seems quiet but it's also home to...

Rayleigh Mount

  • Rayleigh
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The dramatic Rayleigh Mount is the atmospheric remnants of an early medieval motte and bailey castle site, built by Sweyn of Essex if you're taking n...

Leigh Heritage Centre

  • Leigh-on-Sea
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Leigh Heritage Centre is a fascinating wealth of local historical artefacts and memorabilia with educational value. Outside nearby you can also pick...

The Wind in The Willows Sculpture Trail

  • Billericay
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

If your kids love The Wind in the Willows, take them to Hanningfield Reservoir and bring their favourite story to life with the Wind in the Willows s...

Orford Castle

  • Woodbridge
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Orford Castle Come and discover one of the most complete and unusual keeps in England, dominating this charming patch of green in Suffolk. The unique...

The Whitstable Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Whitstable
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Spies, assemble! Operation Oyster Bed is live and your special skills are essential to infiltrating Whitstable, deactivating a deadly device and savi...

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