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Whether you’re visiting one of our Dedham properties for an overnight escape, a weekend away, a dinner to remember or just for a catch up with friends, you might be surprised to know how many fabulous activities are available in and around this Essex village.

With the beautiful, picturesque River Stour flowing right through the heart of the village, why not take part in a bit of paddle boarding? Take in the gorgeous views that inspired famous painter John Constable as you set off down the river on your journey, soaking up all that the Dedham countryside has to offer.

With its many dedicated cycling paths, Dedham is the perfect countryside escape for any cycling enthusiasts. The quiet country lanes and gentle slopes make it easy and enjoyable for cyclists of all abilities. For more information and cycling guides for Dedham, click here.

Delve deeper into the countryside and go off the beaten path with fantastic and varied walking routes. Ranging from between 2 and 61 miles in length, these footpaths are a great way to really enjoy the gorgeous English landscape that Dedham has to offer.

For any art lovers out there, the Munnings Art Museum is a fantastic insight in to the life and works of Sir Alfred Munnings. With over 600 pieces of artwork, this museum is a must see for any Alfred Munnings fans, or indeed fans of fine art. The museum also has it’s own cafe, perfect for a quick pit stop.

Looking for a day out with the whole family? Why not take them to Colchester Zoo? This fantastic zoo (voted 11th best in the world, 2nd best in the UK!) is the perfect day out for you and your family. With a wide variety of enclosures to see and activities to take part in, Colchester Zoo really is a day out the whole family can enjoy.

Round off a long day of exploring this lovely village with a visit to one of our fantastic properties. Milsoms, a country house hotel, is perfect for a quiet and relaxed end to the day, with delicious food and comfortable rooms on offer.

Or enjoy award-winning food alongside the River Stour at the Le Talbooth restaurant, After that, it’s just a 2 minute drive (via courtesy vehicle) and you can put your feet up at Maison Talbooth in one of our 12 uniquely designed bedrooms.

Mon 18 Jul 2016, Milsom Hotels