This large county in the East of England comprises of many notable town and takes its name from ‘East Saxons’.
Chelmsford, the Administrative Headquarters of the county, is only one of the towns with a fascinating history. Previously an agricultural town, the building of a canal in the 19th century presaged an influx of machines and tools for industrial applications.
Popularly remembered for being the 'birthplace of radio', it is where Guglielmo Marconi built the The Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company in 1898. The premises from where Dame Nellie Melba, a famous Australian Soprano, was the first voice to be officially broadcast in the United Kingdom, but it only happened in 1920, two decades after the company had been established.
Ever at the forefront of industry, Chelmsford was also the location of the United Kingdom's first Electrical Engineering Works, established by Colonel R.E. Crompton and called after him. The company brought street lighting to the town in 1888, making in one of the first to have this marvellous new technology, though it was subsequently replaced by more cost-effective gas lighting.
The deep water port at Tilbury is also located in the county of Essex and is of great historical interest, as is the 16th century fort which is close to the port. The town is the place of the legendary Speech to the Troops delivered by Queen Elizabeth the I in 1588 in anticipation of the arrival of the Spanish Armada.
From the rural luxury of a 17th century farmhouse replete with vineyards and landscape gardens to a 19th century converted village school, the Bed and Breakfasts of Essex are as various as they are renowned for hospitality and a high quality of service.
Whether you're looking for peaceful seclusion for a weekend away from the rigors of usual life, or if you have a special requirement, then one of the Bed and Breakfasts on our site, chosen for their reputation for professionalism and that personal touch, will certainly be able to meet your needs and inveigle those morning taste-buds with the aromas of a freshly prepared breakfast.