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Chelmsford

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Chelmsford is the principal settlement of the City of Chelmsford and the county town of Essex, in the East of England. It is located in the London commuter belt, approximately 32mi northeast of the notional centre of London at Charing Cross and approximately 22mi from Colchester. The urban area of the city has a population of approximately 120,000, whilst the district has a population of 168,310.The main conurbation of Chelmsford incorporates all or part of the former parishes of Broomfield, Great Baddow, Galleywood, Writtle, Moulsham, Widford and Springfield, including Springfield Barnes, now known as Chelmer Village.The communities of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Chelmsford, Ontario, and Chelmsford, New Brunswick, are named after the city.Chelmsford's population consists of a large number of City and Docklands commuters, attracted by the 30–35 minute journey into Central London via the Great Eastern Main Line railway. The same journey takes approximately 60 minutes by road via the A12.
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Popular things to do in Chelmsford

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Garden
RHS Garden Hyde Hall
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
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Zoo
Tropical Wings Zoo
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Scenic Walking Area
Hylands Park
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Biking Trail
Radical Bikes C.I.C.
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Side trips from Chelmsford

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Castle
Leeds Castle Maidstone
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
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Theme Park
Adventure Island Southend-on-Sea
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Military Museum
IWM Duxford Duxford
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
The Historic Dockyard Chatham Chatham
4.5
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Chelmsford

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Church
Chelmsford Cathedral
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
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Specialty Museum
Essex Police Museum
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Chelmsford City Museum
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Playground
Mace Playce
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Chelmsford

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Garden
White Elm Garden Centre & Tea Room Bicknacre
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Chelmer Valley Park and Ride
3.3
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Chelmsford

Church
Parish Church
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Chelmsford

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Art Gallery
Chelmsford Gallery
3.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

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