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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. Monday, 1st January 0001Friday, 31st December 9999
  2. 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. Self-Guided Wild Fowl Walk
      Explore the wild life of the Lee Valley Park wetlands on this trail around the river, canal and lakes.
    2. 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.
    3. Richard O'Sullivan starred as Dick Turpin in this long-running TV drama.
      The real life and times, trial and execution, of Richard Turpin.
    4. Epping Forest Countrycare.
      Discover the varied wildlife on your doorstep within Epping Forest District's nine nature reserves.


    Den & Dave Live at the Woodbine

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

    Murder Mystery dinner at Mulberry House

    Due to demand, new date added - book early to avoid disappointment!

    Dinner and all that Jazz. Catherine Lima and Band at the Woodbine, Waltham Abbey

    The Woodbine. Award winning - CAMRA Pub of Essex and finalist CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year

    Kids for a Quid on the Epping Ongar Railway.

    Keep the kids entertained over the half term holiday when our Child tickets are just £1!

    Celebrate Valentines at Mulberry House - Dinner or afternoon tea.

    Love is in the air at Mulberry House

    From LT to LRT, Epping Ongar Railway Bus Running weekend.

    A variety of classic London Transport vehicles marking the changeover period from LT to LRT will be…

    Celebrate Easter Sunday with a special afternoon tea at Mulberry House

    Join Us For A Very Special Easter Sunday

    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…

    Smith's of Ongar special Valentines menu 2023

    Smith's of Ongar offer their special Valentines Menu

    Roydon Village Green, Epping Forest

    Roydon Village Green

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    Mulberry House, High Ongar.

    Mulberry House - A Home to Share.

    Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel

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

    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.

    Baldwin's Hill Cottage in Epping Forest.

    An idyllic cottage in Epping Forest.

    Wildlife at Debden House Campsite, Epping Forest.

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

    The Gate House Epping. Front view.

    Welcome to The Gate House, B&B Guest House Accommodation.

    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…

    Premier Inn Buckhurst Hill.

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

    The Blue Boar Hotel Abridge.

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

    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…

    Premier Inn Chingford.

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

    De Vere Theobalds Estate

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

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