Chelmsford is a county city located right in the heart of Essex. Situated only 30 miles from London, with excellent transport links and lots to see and do, Chelmsford is an exciting and popular city to visit.
The city has a rich history, which began with the Romans in 60AD. It served as a market town halfway between Colchester and London and was named Caesar’s market place – the only town in Britain to bear the name of Caesar.
Chelmsford, often named ‘the birthplace of radio’ was home to the inventor of wireless Guglielmo Marconi who opened the world’s first radio factory in the town in 1899. Later in June 1920 the first live public entertainment radio broadcast was made in Chelmsford.
Today, Chelmsford is a popular city with great shopping and leisure facilities, interesting heritage and an excellent choice of bars, cafes and restaurants. The city also hosts many annual events, most notably ‘V Festival’.
Chelmsford is a family friendly city with lots to do and many attractions to visit. Keep the kids entertained at Riverside Ice and Leisure, Chelmsford Miniature Railway or at one of Chelmsford’s popular parks. For those who are interested in history there are the Chelmsford and Essex Regiment museums, Hylands House and Estate, dating back to 1730 and of course Chelmsford Cathedral is worth a visit.
After a day of shopping and sightseeing relax at one of the many stylish bars and restaurants, traditional pubs or cafes in the city. You will find everything from afternoon tea and locally brewed beers to modern fine dining, and family friendly restaurants.
With something for everyone Chelmsford really is a great city to visit!
For more information please visit www.visitchelmsford.co.uk.