©

Billericay trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Billericay

Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Essex  /  Billericay
(4.2/5 based on 1,100+ reviews for top 10 attractions)
Things to do: outdoors, wildlife areas, fun & games
Billericay is a town and civil parish in the Basildon borough of Essex, England. It lies within the London Basin, and constitutes a commuter town 28mi east of central London. The town has three secondary schools and a variety of open spaces. It is thought to have been occupied since the Bronze Ages.HistorySome of the earliest records of human occupation of Billericay are the burial mounds in Norsey Wood: evidence of occupation in the Bronze and Iron Ages. Evidence of Roman occupation has been found at a number of locations in the town and there may have been a small cavalry fort at Blunts Wall.The Saxons did not settle in the centre of Billericay. They established themselves two miles south, at Great Burstead. In the late 10th century it was known as 'Burhstede'. Billericay was not mentioned in the Domesday Book, as it lay within Great Burstead. At this time the parish church for Billericay was at Great Burstead.Origin of the NameThe origin of most English place-names can be ascertained with a fair degree of confidence, but Billericay – previously Billerica, is a well-known exception to this.The town of Billericay was created some time in the 13th century and our first record of the town is the spelling Byllyrica recorded in 1291. The town was one of many founded in that period and was established in an already densely populated rural landscape – the town of Billericay being founded within the manor and parish of Great Burstead. There are many suggestions for the origin of the place name including:
Use our United Kingdom (UK) tour planner to arrange the details of your trip to Billericay and other destinations.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Billericay

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
We'll find the best hotel deals
from all the top travel sites.

Best price guaranteed.
Powered by

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Billericay:
Theme parks, museums, nightlife
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Fun & games, nightlife, sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, classes
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Outdoors
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News