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Chelmsford, authorised as a market town by King John in 1199, is Essex's county town. A large town, population about 156,000, with a light industrial base that makes it a busy regional centre.

The first radio factory was built here by Guglielmo Marconi in 1912.

Multi-screen cinema and theatres, leisure centre with pool, flume rides and ice rink.

The shopping area is now pedestrianised with two main shopping centres as well as the High Street.

Market day is Thursday with an antiques and second-hand market. Pleasant parks and walks along the river Can.

Two antique centres in the area, one at Battlesbridge (tel: 01268 575000 for details) on the A130 south of Colchester, the other at Great Baddow (tel: 01245 476159 for details), just south of the town.

Tourist Attractions in and near Chelmsford to Visit



Chelmsford Cathedral A large cathedral with 19th and 20th century stained glass windows.



RHS Garden Hyde Hall Royal Horticultural Society garden set on a hilltop.

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

Ingatestone Hall 6.1 miles 16th-century Tudor mansion.



Chelmsford Museum Discover the history of Chelmsford.


Out & About

Hylands House & Park Parkland around an historic house.

Mountnessing Windmill 7.2 miles See a traditional Essex windmill.

Days Out around Chelmsford.

Visit historic Colchester

Towns Near Chelmsford To Visit - straight line distance:

Billericay (7.83 miles) Maldon (8.82 miles) Chipping Ongar (9.78 miles) Great Dunmow (10.50 miles)
How to get to Chelmsford
Chelmsford, A12 from M25 Junction 28, or A12 from Colchester
County Hotel
Rainsford Road Chelmsford CM1 2PZ

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Best Western Atlantic Hotel
New St Chelmsford CM1 1PP

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Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel
Writtle Road, Margaretting Chelmsford CM4 0EH

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
South Lodge Hotel
196 New London Road Chelmsford CM2 0AR

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The Lion Inn
Main Road Chelmsford CM3 3JA

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Rothmans B&B
22 High Street, Great Baddow, Chelmsford Chelmsford CM2 7HQ

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Holiday Cottages
Channels Cottage
Belsteads Farm Lane Chelmsford CM3 3PT

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Chelmsford Serviced Apartments
39 - 43 Baddow Road Chelmsford CM2 0DD

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Chelmsford Weather
Saturday 23rd May
Day :Light drizzle17°C Light drizzle
Night :Partly cloudy skies6°C Partly cloudy skies
Sunday 24th May
Day :Cloudy skies20°C Cloudy skies
Night :Clear skies5°C Clear skies
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