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Situated in the largely rural county of Essex, London Stansted Airport is so called for its ease of accessibility from the city. To the North East of London, as you drive away from the busy M25, the landscape surrounding the airport quickly becomes peppered with tiny villages, quiet country lanes and that stranger to all who dwell in the big towns and cities, peace and lovely quiet. Aside from all that rests in London's 'green belt', Essex isn't all about cream teas and country pubs as you drive along the A-roads you will encounter before too long, the major towns and cities of Chelmsford, Colchester and Cambridgeshire (to name but a few!). Bordering the counties of Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Kent, Cambridgeshire and of course London, Stansted has a ready market of passengers right on its doorstep.
Essex has and still does, produce some great people. It is the birthplace of the Poet Laureate, Andrew Motion, was once the home of 18th century artist John Constable and (amongst others) Daniel Defoe, who wrote Robinson Crusoe.
When people aren't visiting Essex for the airport, they are generally attracted to excellent coastline. Stretching for in excess of 300 miles, the shores of the county are packed with wildlife and bird activity.
Along the coast you will experience the developed traditional seaside towns of Southend, Clacton and Canvey Island as well as the less developed unassuming idylls of Burnham-On-Crouch, Maldon and Harwich.
Clacton's pier dates back to 1877 and is the focus in this compact seaside resort. The RNLI is based on the pier as well as those old favourites like Madam Rosie's Palm Reading, Amusement Arcade and bumper cars. A popular retirement location retirement homes pepper the coast road beside impressive Victorian hotels and guesthouses. At Clacton, there is a funfair, perfect lawns, a number of 'refreshment holes' and a colourful town centre. You get a sense of a seaside holiday how it always used to be when you come to Clacton.
Neighbouring seaside resort, Walton-on-the-Naze is a popular yet peaceful holiday destination. A direct train connection from London bringing in the city dwellers, Walton stands out with its Art Deco features and the second largest pier in England.
The international port resort of Harwich is popular with boating enthusiasts. Famous for being the port where the first continental ferries sailed from, Harwich has a lighthouse (which let's face it, never fails to set those photos off a treat!) and a Maritime Museum amongst its charms.
Southend is one of the bigger and more established of holiday resorts. Here you will find the longest pier in England with one of the best fish and chip restaurants about a mile along it. Don't worry if you think you will pass out with hunger just getting to your lunch, as there is a train that runs along it almost to the end. A lively seaside resort famed for its boy racers with their after dark race meetings, Southend is a very popular resort for the family because there is so much to do and see.
While in Essex, you must visit England's oldest recorded roman town of Colchester. There is an 11th century castle, an atmospheric cobbled city centre, a zoo and amongst others a university. Trendy Colchester is the place to go to enjoy some authentic Mediterranean cuisine and an excellent cappuccino. In fact whatever your heart desires, Colchester pretty much offers it, which is a huge change from the insipid cups of tea you are likely to be sold in England's Essex seafront establishments. Treat yourself to a touch of cosmopolitan living while you're enjoying the sea and the surf and you'll have the best of both worlds.
Abberton Reservoir is one of the numerous popular nature reserves found in Essex. Looked after by the Essex Wildlife Trust, it is one of the largest wetland areas in Europe and is used as a safe haven by many species of water birds.
If you enjoy the countryside, you really should visit stunning Dedham Vale and the Stour Valley while in mesmerizing Essex. Situated on the Suffolk Essex border, this piece of traditional lowland England is often found in literature and art. The great landscape painter Constable was so inspired by his surroundings while growing up in Dedham that he turned to these landscapes when painting 'View on the Stour near Dedham' and 'Dedham Vale, Morning'. If you haven't visited the Dedham landscape in a couple of hundred years you will find, thankfully very little changed.
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is situated in the heart of Essex, travellers experience easy accessibility from North London and the Northern home counties.
Stansted Airport's railway station is situated underneath the terminal building offering the efficient Stansted Express
where trains run every half and quarter of an hour.
Stansted's coach station can be located in the Short term Car Park between zones C and D. Catch the A6 for a fast coach between London Victoria coach and railway station and Stansted Airport. Passengers can purchase coach tickets inside the airport arrivals terminal. In addition to the A6 runs the Terravision Express shuttle service between London Victoria Station and Stansted. Allow approximately an hour and fifteen minutes for your journey.
If travelling from within Essex, an hourly First X30 Express coach service runs from Southend, Raleigh and Chelmsford to Stansted Airport.
If driving, Stansted Airport is reached via the M11 from London or Cambridge. Once on the M11 follow the signs for the airport en route as the airport is very well signposted. Travelling from the Midlands, the A14 connects up with the A12 and the M25 is within easy reach if travelling from London and around Hertfordshire.
Emerging from Norfolk, you need to take either the A140 or A134 south linking up with the A14.