Plan your trip

Use our suggested itineraries to have a fantastic Discover Me day out. Whether you are a lover of social history, a military buff or simply interested in the Essex landscape, you’ll find somewhere that is perfect for you. The itineraries also give you all the travel information you need to move from place to place so all you need to do is check the opening times of the sites before you leave!

Walled Gardens 1

Pretty Parterres and Gorgeous Gardens

Locations: Valence House Museum | Valentines Mansion & Gardens |

Spend an afternoon enjoying the elegance of two ‘Green Flag’ awarded gardens.

The beautiful gardens of Eastbury Manor

Luxury Living

Locations: Eastbury Manor House | Valentines Mansion & Gardens |

Imagine yourself as the owner of a fantastic Tudor gentry house or elegant country house. Please note this route is most easily accessible by car.

Front of the Old Chapel Upminster in the sunshine

A grand day out

Locations: Havering Museum | The Old Chapel Upminster | Upminster Windmill |

Learn about the history of Havering and Upminster’s place within it, followed by a trip to see two of Upminster’s landmarks.