Which? Places to visit: Picturesque Essex beauty spot named as one of best in England

We all know Essex is blessed with some of the most beautiful spots in the country.

Whether it is one of our seaside beaches or the sweeping countryside, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to stunning landscapes.

One particular area however has been recognised as one of the best in England.

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According to Which? Dedham Vale has made it onto the list as one of the most stunning spots to visit.

While it may have been pipped by 30 other spots in the list, Dedham Vale is a nationally designated important landscape which conserves the habitat and biodiversity in it.

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Out of 5,813 Which? Connect members, they rated their experiences in countless designed walking and scenic spots to find the best.

The Isles of Scilly came in the top spot, closely followed by Northumberland Coast. Cornwall and Dorest also scored highly while areas like the Cotswolds came further down the results table.

Here is how Dedham Vale was rated.

Dedham Vale

a Dedham Vale vineyard
a Dedham Vale vineyard

Scenery – 3/5

Walks – 3/5

Wildlife – 2/5

Peace and quiet – 2/5

Visitor facilities- 3/5

Food and drink – 3/5

Tourist attractions – 3/5

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