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Southend-on-Sea

If doesn't matter if you're looking for a short break or planning a vacation, Southend-on-Sea is a terrific destination.

The population of this area of Essex is roughly 160,000.

This destination is 35 miles east of the national capital, London. It's also approximately 9 miles southwest of Burnham-on-Crouch.

Keeping an eye out for somewhere to take the kids? One of the most popular family activities is Adventure Island.

Head beneath the ocean's waves and come face-to-face with the incredible creatures of the deep at Southend Sea Life Centre.

If you're someone who likes to take on the blackjack dealer occasionally, you should consider visiting the Rendezvous Southend Casino.

When you feel the urge to spend a bit of time outside, pack a delicious picnic and go and lie in the grass at Westcliff Gardens.

Find a moment of tranquility at Belfairs Woods and Hockley Woods.

You'll find loads of interesting artifacts and objects at the varied cultural institutions here. Three places worth a visit are the Mangapps Railway Museum, the Southend-On-Sea Pier Museum and the Prittlewell Priory.

Do you want to feel inspired? Fill your day with art and fascinating creations at the Beecroft Art Gallery.

By explaining the past, the Cater Museum and the Leigh Heritage Centre help prepare society for tomorrow.

One of the most photographed historic attractions around here is Mistley Towers. This special place offers tourists the opportunity to learn about the region's past.

Tilbury Fort and Coalhouse Fort are unique fortified positions that should interest military history enthusiasts. It's easy to see the vital role that they played in the not-too-distant past.

Medieval castles sometimes seem as though they've come straight out of the history channel, and you'll find that Hadleigh Castle is no exception.

To capture a great photo that will impress the folks back home, you don't want to miss Southend Pier, a popular landmark.

Take your partner to the Palace Theatre or the Cliffs Pavilion and enjoy some top-notch entertainment. The New Empire Theatre is another beacon for the arts and entertainment community here.

A great course for players of all levels, the Lost City Adventure Golf offers a pleasant break from the rigors of sightseeing.


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Roslin Beach Hotel

Roslin Beach Hotel

10-12 Thorpe Esplande, Southend-on-Sea
4.5
of 5, from 421 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Southend Sea Life Centre and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Southend Pier. Adventure Island and New Empire Theatre are also within 2 miles (3 km).

£40
Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea

Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea

Church Road, Southend-on-Sea
4.0
of 5, from 670 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated by the sea, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Adventure Island and Southend Pier. New Empire Theatre and Southend Sea Life Centre are also within 10 minutes.

£51
Skylark Hotel

Skylark Hotel

Aviation Way, Southend-on-Sea
3.6
of 5, from 194 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Palace Theatre, Belfairs Public Golf Course and Southend-on-Sea City Hall. Southend Pier and New Empire Theatre are also within 6 miles (10 km).

£52
Holiday Inn Southend

Holiday Inn Southend

77 Eastwoodbury Crescent, Southend-on-Sea
4.4
of 5, from 351 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Southend-on-Sea hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Southend-on-Sea City Hall and Southend Pier. Adventure Island and Southend Sea Life Centre are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£58
Hamiltons Boutique Accommodation

Hamiltons Boutique Accommodation

6 Royal Terrace, Southend-on-Sea
4.6
of 5, from 146 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of New Empire Theatre and Southend Pier. Adventure Island and Southend Sea Life Centre are also within 15 minutes.

£67
Gleneagles Guesthouse

Gleneagles Guesthouse

5-6 Clifftown Parade, Southend-on-Sea
4.4
of 5, from 7 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of New Empire Theatre and Southend Pier. Adventure Island and Westcliff Gardens are also within 15 minutes.

£62
The Ilfracombe House

The Ilfracombe House

9-13 Wilson Road, Southend-on-Sea
4.2
of 5, from 124 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Southend-on-Sea, this boutique guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Westcliff Gardens and Southend Pier. Cliffs Pavilion and Beecroft Art Gallery are also within 10 minutes.

Meridian Apartments - Southend

Meridian Apartments - Southend

392 Sutton Road, Southend-on-Sea
4.3
of 5, from 3 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Southend-on-Sea, this apartment is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from Southend-on-Sea City Hall and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Southend Pier. New Empire Theatre and Palace Theatre are also within 2 miles (3 km).

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