Chelmsford Travel Guide

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Chelmsford Things to Do

  • at the Cathedral

    ... it was a good idea to take shalter from the rain in the and actually to learn about the history of this place.The original church built about 800 years ago but obviously it has been repaired and re built during the history.

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  • Chelmsford Cathedral

    To be honest, I did not came here for the church, but, as I was already here, while hanging around in this town on a rainy winter day I found out that actually they have here this historical beautiful cathedral, so I went in...

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  • Essex Police Museum

    The museum, which is based at Police Headquarters in Springfield, Chelmsford, holds archival material relating to the history of the force from 1840, including personnel, disciplinary and other records, together with more general documents and a large photographic record. Appointment to be made with the curator see website booking form below

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Chelmsford Restaurants

  • Tucano's

    A Brazilian restaurant steakhouse that will leave you full of food and drinks with no space left for the local pub ale.

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  • An independent gem in a world of chain...

    Wander away from Chelmsford's High Street (come out the back of Marks and Spencer and turn left) and you'll find acanteen. An independent cafe/restaurant with chalkboard menus and wooden tables, offering great breakfasts, home-made cakes and lunches from the healthier end of the spectrum. A great place to nurse a hangover, read a newspaper or a...

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  • Cafe Rouge

    Very nice coffee place this Cafe Rouge located in the city centre. I had very nice large coffee here and I did try one of the cakes as well. It is very popular and crowded and you might need to wait a bit in the queue during the weekend, to save time, even that it was January, coming from Finland, I could sit at the table outside :-)

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Chelmsford Nightlife

  • Best pubs in Chelmsford

    Although not immediately apparent, Chelmsford has several good little pubs offering real ale, friendly staff and minimal music/fruit machines. In no particular order, our favourites are:The Woolpack: excellent real ales, sausage menu a speciality, gamesThe United Brethren: no frills or pretensions, interesting artefacts overhead and don't forget to...

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  • U have to dukes it up!!

    If you're young (under 25) and want a night of crazy dancing and heavy drinking, this is the place to go in Chelmsford! You walk in after queueing for quite a long time, and the first thing that hits you is the smell of cheesy feet. I don't know why but its pretty strong! But once u get used to the smell, you'll have a good night here. Its always...

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  • Essex Nightlife

    I found the nightlife in Essex very interesting and different of course from what I am used to in Finland so it was interesting and lots of fun. However, I did not spend here long enough to find out all about it so I will have to come back again.

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Chelmsford Shopping

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    by Gili_S Written Aug 18, 2005

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    A music addicted like me cannot pass by a CD store without checking out what do they have inside, so, this time, I got out of the store with a classic Roxy Music CD.

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Chelmsford Off The Beaten Path

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    by PeterVancouver Updated Jul 19, 2005

    This was one of ten operational wartime airfields established during WWII and ended up as having the shortest life span. Work commenced in May 1943 on the construction of this airfield built by 861st US Aviat. Engion. Bn. in 1943 four mile NE of Chelmsford and which lies in the Essex parishes of Little Waltham and Boreham. It was handed over to the American's of the 394th Bomb Group in March 1944 who flew 99 combat missions in B26 Martin Marauder twin engined medium bombers until July 1944.They subsequently moved to France, Holland and finally Germany. On 24th March 1945, 81 Dakotas of the 315th Troop Carrier Group of the 9th USAAF used the airfield to ferry 1300 paratroopers of the 6th British Airborne Division to the drop zone on the Rhine crossing (Operation Varsity) at Wesel. Later that year the airfield was closed.
    The area of the airfield has been subjected to extensive gravel extraction and all that now remains of the former airfield is the control tower, used by the Essex Police Helicopter Unit and the Essex Air Ambulance, a T2 hanger used by the Ford Rally Cars for storage, a short length of one of the three runways and some of the taxiways and perimeter track.
    Two memorials of the wartime days exist on the airfield

    cica 1963 prior to sand excavation
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Chelmsford Favorites

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    by Gili_S Updated Aug 18, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Chelmsford is a lovely small town in Essex, an interesting place not far from London where you are short time away from the big city but can enjoy as well the countryside.

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