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Travel Guide of Uttlesford (Essex)

Uttlesford may not immediately spring to mind when considering holidays in the UK, but it has such an incredible amount to offer. The district covers the majority of north-west Essex, and is almost entirely comprised of rolling, green hills and fragrant forests of willow, oak and elm. Of course, enormous manor houses and quaint villages are also weaved into the landscape, with medieval and Tudor monuments remaining almost wholly unchanged. With major rivers such as the Roding, Chelmer, Stort and Cam running throughout the district, it's also the perfect setting for peaceful, outdoor pursuits. So when next thinking about taking a break in the UK, consider holiday accommodation in Uttlesford.

Things to do in Uttlesford

The district's beautiful landscapes make holiday rentals in Uttlesford perfect for those who enjoy outdoor activities. Hiking, fishing and cycling are all popular, and ideal pursuits when you want to get back to the simple life. Why not travel to the only medieval forest in the country, Hatfield Forest? Covering around 1,049 acres, you won't manage it all in a day! During the 19th century, Uttlesford was a district largely run-down with poverty: whilst churches and cottages went without renovation, this also meant they were left unchanged. To this day, there a huge number of historic houses to explore when you choose holiday homes in Uttlesford, and some 3,500 Listed Buildings throughout the district.

Places to see Uttlesford

When choosing holiday lettings in Uttlesford, you have a wide range of villages to choose from. Each boasts its own unique features, but all have a fascinating history. It has been said that a church was built in Hadstock as early as 1020, to commemorate King Canute's victory over Edmond Ironside at Assandun. Other villages include Tilty with its fragmented 12th century abbey, and Hatfield Broad Oak, built upon a medieval priory. Great Chesterford, meanwhile, was an important Roman town, and Clavering is thought to boast the earliest castle site in England.

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