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  1. Steam train on the tracks at Epping Ongar Railway attraction
    Step back in time with us and experience the romance of steam and heritage travel in bygone times as you pass through picturesque countryside, beautiful forest and historic towns. We are both the longest heritage railway in Essex and the closest to London, easily accessible via the tube network. Our vintage buses start from the front door of Epping and Shenfield stations, whisking you back in time to our period stations, with heritage steam and diesel hauled trains.
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  2. Epping Forest Countrycare.
    Discover the varied wildlife on your doorstep within Epping Forest District's nine nature reserves.
  3. The museum has been awarded Hidden Gem Status by Visit England.
    Telling the story of the Epping Forest district through a collection of over 50,000 objects
    1. Medieval Ongar showing the village layout, mound for the castle, church and main street, still visible today.
      After conquest by William Duke of Normandy, Saxon lands became the property of Norman overlords. In some instances rewards of land were given to allies who fought alongside them, and none was more important or well connected as the new overlord of Ongar, Eustace II, Count of Boulogne. He was followed by probably the most powerful man in England, Richard de Lucy, who created the historic Ongar we see today.
    2. Richard O'Sullivan starred as Dick Turpin in this long-running TV drama.
      The real life and times, trial and execution, of Richard Turpin.


    Monthly guided tours of historic Waltham Abbey

    One hour guided tours of Waltham Abbey

    Children's Easter Workshop at the Royal Gunpowder Mills - willow weaving and Easter Egg hunt.

    Willow Weaving and Easter Egg Hunt plus ride on the mini railway

    Celebrate Easter Sunday with a special afternoon tea at Mulberry House

    Join Us For A Very Special Easter Sunday

    The Royal Gunpowder Mills Experience.

    An in-depth tour of the site and exhibitions, led by the Royal Gunpowder Mills' knowledgeable guides

    Rapunzel - a children's musical in two days

    Be a fabulous performer, show off your singing, dancing and acting skills

    The theme for the 2023 Ongar Town Festival on April 30th is Let's Dance.

    Ongar's Great Family Fun Day

    Epping Forest District Council activities in January to March 2023

    Activities for all brought to you by the Community, Culture and Wellbeing Team at Epping Forest…

    Den & Dave Live at the Woodbine

    Den and Dave (ex Iron Maiden and ex Manfred Mann)

    Roydon Village Green, Epping Forest

    Roydon Village Green

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    Wildlife at Debden House Campsite, Epping Forest.

    Debden House Campsite is over 50 acres and has attracted thousands of visitors since its opening in…

    Barn Hoppitt Lodge, on the edge of Epping Forest, near Chingford.

    "A beautifully decorated and well thought out cottage in a lovely rural setting close to shops and…

    Premier Inn at The Bakers Arms Waltham Abbey.

    Close to the natural wonders of Gunpowder Park and Waltham Abbey Gardens, with easy links to London.

    Patio at Delta Hotel

    Waltham Abbey Delta Hotel welcomes you with elegant accommodation, helpful amenities and stylish…

    Premier Inn Buckhurst Hill.

    Loughton/Buckhurst Hill hotel. Hit the tracks in Epping Forest or in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic…

    De Vere Theobalds Estate

    De Vere Theobalds Estate offers guests with exceptional service in a beautiful parkland setting.

    Down Hall Hotel & Spa

    The best way to understand the rich past of Down Hall is to stay there. Each of the hotel’s 99…

    The Blue Boar Hotel Abridge.

    Welcome to The Blue Boar, an established beautiful Boutique Hotel nestled in the village of…

    Mulberry House, High Ongar.

    Mulberry House - A Home to Share.

    Baldwin's Hill Cottage in Epping Forest.

    An idyllic cottage in Epping Forest.

    Premier Inn Chingford.

    Admire the leafy views of nearby Epping Forest - or hire a bike and hit those woodland tracks.

    The 18th century Fox Inn at Matching Tye.

    The Fox Inn at Matching Tye - an 18th Century inn with luxury accommodation in a peaceful country…

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