Introducing Chelmsford

Chelmsford is England’s newest city after it was granted status during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012. As a result, the area has become a first‐class and popular visitor destination, with excellent shopping facilities, fantastic attractions, international restaurants and lively nightlife.

Located in the Essex countryside, the city is just a short 40‐minute train journey away from the heart of London, while a 35‐minute drive gets you to the stunning beaches in Southend‐on‐Sea, located on the 350‐mile‐long Essex coast, the second largest in any county.

The town centre is filled with all of the recognisable brands and a number of quirky restaurants that will satisfy your taste buds, while the weekend brings a thriving city centre market.

The city has recently become renowned for its spectacular events, and plays host to one of the UK’s biggest summer festivals.

Britain’s oldest recorded town, Colchester, is just a 20‐minute train journey away, and is home to the largest Norman Castle Keep in Europe and one of the most exciting zoos in the country.

Sport plays a big part in Chelmsford, with cricket being a particularly big draw.

Southend is also home to Marsh Farm Country Park, which offers the perfect opportunity to take in the stunning landscape of Essex.

There are around 100 nurseries, primary and secondary schools in the immediate area of Chelmsford, as well as a number of independent schools and colleges.

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