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Colchester, UK

Visitors will find the charming English town of Colchester just 60 miles northeast of London. Travellers visiting the UK on holiday should visit Colchester, the oldest recorded town. Filled with history and heritage, tourists will enjoy tudor-style architecture, museums, archaeological sites and beautiful views.


Colchester Attractions

  • Colchester Zoo
  • Natural History Museum
  • St John’s Abbey Gate

Colchester Activities

  • Take in amazing views of Colchester Castle
  • Visit Carter's Vineyards
  • Enjoy a day at Colchester Leisure World

Colchester Climate

As with other areas of eastern England, Colchester is a bit on the dry side; average annual precipitation is about 18 inches (46 cm). Summers are warm, and the winters are cool with some nights at freezing temperatures; average temperatures in summer can range from 71°F (22°C) to 66°F (19°C). Spring, summer and autumn are good times to visit to see the many outdoor attractions in the area.

Getting There & Around

The best way to reach Colchester by plane is through the London Stansted Airport in Essex. The town also has a bus system located on the Great Eastern Main Line with intercity routes.

Colchester is easy to get around on foot or by bus. The town is laid out well for walkers to enjoy a good stroll while visiting shops, attractions and restaurants. Hired cars are another way to see the area, especially with the well-linked motorways.

Hotels in Colchester

Recommended hotels

From US$77

1 BEST WESTERN Marks Tey Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 4 reviews

London Road Map

Experience the comfortable accommodation blended with a warm hospitality and unsurpassed service at the Best Western Marks Tey Hotel Colchester. GeneralFor your business needs, the hotel offers 12... More

Good business & leisure Hotel
This Hotel gives good value for money. OK internet and large Parking space.
29 Sep 2014
From US$98

2 Brook Red Lion Hotel

3 stars
4.6 / 5 5 reviews

High Street Map

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Whether you are visiting Colchester for business or leisure, you are guaranteed a peaceful sleep at Brook Red Lion Hotel Colchester, which is a great base to enjoy all that the town has to offer. ... More

From US$90

3 BEST WESTERN The Rose And Crown Colchester

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

East Street Map

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The oldest Hotel in England's oldest recorded town, the Best Western Rose and Crown, originally a 14th century posting house, now a modern day hotel is ideal for both business and pleasure... More

From US$111

4 The George Hotel

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

High Street Map

Offering expected facilities and comforts, this property is an ideal place for a pleasant as well as a relaxing stay. GeneralThe hotel offers a well-equipped conference room for people travelling... More

From US$207

5 CBH Stoke by Nayland Hotel

3 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews

Keepers Lane Map

Set amidst 300 acres of countryside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, made famous by John Constables paintings, Stoke by Nayland Hotel is 10 miles from Colchester, 16 miles from Ipswich and... More

Golf and Spa resort
Beautiful surroundings. Very good restaurant. Room was not clean. Hotel charged me twice. Reception area was under construction.
12 Mar 2014
From US$85

6 Holiday Inn Express BRAINTREE

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Panners Roundabout Notley Cross Map

Holiday Inn Express BRAINTREE is a modern hotel that offers great services and quality lodging. This property is an ideal destination for business and leisure travellers. The famous attraction of... More

From US$77

7 Holiday Inn Express COLCHESTER

3 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

Birchwood Road, Off Ipswich Road,A12 (Southbound S Map

Park & Fly- Includes up to 15 days of parking

Set in the historic town of Colchester, Holiday Inn Express Colchester offers travellers comfortable retreat in a serene village location. Tourists can learn more about town's rich past and culture... More

Convenient stop on A12 for Colchester
Hotel was very good, convenient location heading South on A12, food outlets next door.
16 Jun 2015
From US$91

8 Cameo Hotel Copdock

3 stars
3.0 / 5

Old London Road Map

Cameo Hotel Copdock invites business and leisure travellers to charming accommodations set on countryside surroundings in the quaint English village. This value-for-money Copdock hotel positions... More

From US$122

9 Crowne Plaza Resort COLCHESTER - FIVE LAKES

3 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews

Colchester Road,Tolleshunt Knight Map

Crowne Plaza Resort COLCHESTER - FIVE LAKES near the coastal town of Maldon, Essex is the first Crowne Plaza Resort in the UK. Central London is easily accessible from London Stansted Airport with... More

Disappointed
Booked for my wife and daughter and they reported a fantastic hotel and staff very helpful but what a shame that when I arrived they appeared not to have taken any notice of what I had booked....
14 Feb 2014
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