Orsett trip planner

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

Orsett

Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Essex  /  Orsett
(3.4/5 based on 30 reviews for 1 attraction)
Things to do: spas
Orsett is a village and ecclesiastical parish located within Thurrock unitary district in Essex, England, situated around 5 km north-east of Grays.HistoryIt has historically been a primarily agricultural community situated at the southern edge of the old ice age flood plain traversed by the river Mardyke.Orsett contains a ring and bailey earthwork known locally as Bishop Bonner's palace. On the gravel terrace, there is a neolithic causewayed enclosure discovered as a result of crop marks which showed on aerial photographs taken by Dr St Joseph of Cambridge University. It has three concentric ditches with a number of breaks or causeways. The enclosure was used as a burial ground by the Saxons and contained at least three barrows visible on the aerial photo.Orsett Heath in the south of the parish was formerly part of an extensive area of heathland that included Terrel's Heath.GeographyThe centre of Orsett is aligned on an east-west axis along the High Road on which is the parish church of St Giles and All Saints along with the animal pound and lock-up opposite Rowley Road. Its former workhouse on Rowley Road was developed into a large modern hospital in the 1960s but has, since the 1980s, been reduced in size once again. Most of the former shops in the High Road, including the Post Office opposite the Church and the blacksmith's in Rowley Road have closed to be replaced by just one convenience store which contains a sub post office.
Use our international travel planner: Orsett and all its delights await.
Source

Plan your trip to Orsett

  • 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.

See this by visiting one of the destinations below

Why?
Some destinations do not have accommodations and require staying in a nearby city. Here are places you can stay:
Fun & games, nightlife, sightseeing
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Wildlife areas, outdoors, fun & games
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Shopping, nightlife, fun & games
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Parks, historic sites, nightlife
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, classes
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Essex

3 days in Stansted Mountfitchet & London BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Chelmsford BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Essex BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Braintree BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Southend-on-Sea BY A USER FROM MALTA July, kids, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Braintree BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Croatia & Clacton-on-Sea BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Essex BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Essex BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in England BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Essex BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News