Travel to Rochford
Situated at the heart of the Rochford District in Essex, the town of Rochford is perfectly situated to enjoy the best of this beautiful region. A medieval market town that still displays a rare town cross pattern (with North, South, East and West Streets, rather than a single High Street), Rochford has its share of intriguing history – plus it boasts easy access both to the seaside at nearby Southend-on-Sea
, and to the big city attractions in London, just a short journey away. Arrange a cheap car share to or from London
and get set to explore...
Things to do in Rochford
Rochford still holds a weekly market, just as it has since the Middle Ages. Other examples of its rich history are apparent in The Old House
on South Street, a handsome timber-framed building that dates from 1270 and is said to be haunted, as well as St. Andrew's Church, parts of which date from the 14th century. Near the church is Rochford Hall, a Tudor-era mansion (now privately owned) that was once the home of Mary Boleyn, sister to Anne, after she was banished from court for marrying beneath her status.
There are also lots of great outdoor activities just a short jaunt outside Rochford, from the scenic Essex coastline to the south, to the peaceful nature trails of Hockley Woods
(a former royal forest) to the west. You can also enjoy the recreational facilities at Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park
, a 200-acre wildlife park nearby, as well as the stunning flora and fauna that inhabit the wetland conservation area of Wallasea Island
; or pay a visit to the unique landscapes of Foulness Island, the largest of the Essex coastal islands.
Commute from Rochford to London
With its proximity to London, Rochford is an appealing base for commuters who still wish to enjoy the delights of the countryside. If you plan on commuting from Rochford to London, why not arrange a lift share with others making the journey? You'll save money and make new friends, all at the same time.