Premier Inn Southend-on-Sea (Thorpe Bay)
“The UK's largest budget accommodation provider – ideal for business, leisure and family stays” - AA Inspector
At Premier Inn Southend-on-Sea (Thorpe Bay) you'll be well placed to explore all the delights of this resort. It's just a stroll from the world's longest pleasure pier and also close to rail links to London. Enjoy an ice cream on the seafront, discover life beneath the waves at the Sea Life Adventure Aquarium, or take a white-knuckle ride at Adventure Island. And when you're ready to slow down unwind in the inn's restaurant and relax in an extra-comfy bed.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 43
- Family rooms: 0
- Free TV
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Open all year
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About the area
Essex is full of pleasant surprises. It has the largest coastline of any county in England, with its fair share of castles, royal connections and scenic valleys. Take Colchester, for example, which was built by the Romans and is Britain’s oldest recorded town. Its castle contains the country’s largest Norman keep and yet, a stone’s throw from here, East Anglia’s newest arts centre promises to put Colchester firmly on the map as Essex’s capital of culture.
Tidal estuaries are plentiful and their mudflats offer migrating birds a winter feeding place. Essex was known as the land of the East Saxons and for centuries people from all over Europe settled here, each wave leaving its own distinctive cultural and social mark on the landscape. Walking a little off the beaten track will lead you to the rural retreats of deepest Essex, while all over the county there are ancient monuments to explore:
- the great Waltham Abbey
- Greensted, thought to be the oldest wooden church in the world
- the delightful village of Pleshey has one of the finest examples of a former motte-and-bailey castle
- Hedingham Castle, magnificently preserved and dating from the 11th century.
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