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Destination guide

Travel to historic Colchester

Enjoy the area's history, museums and art galleries and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Colchester. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the theaters, bars and fishing. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Colchester

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Colchester a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Colchester Zoo (3.3 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Colchester Golf Club (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Benton Hall Golf and Country Club (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)
  • Jimmy's Farm (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
  • Suffolk Leisure Park (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Lavenham Falconry (14.1 mi / 22.6 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Colchester

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Colchester. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Colchester Castle Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Abberton Reservoir (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Beth Chatto Garden (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Mersea Island (7.2 mi / 11.5 km)
  • St. Osyth Beach (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Alton Water (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
Transport

How to get to and around Colchester

The nearest airport is in London (SEN-Southend), located 23.8 mi (38.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to London (STN-Stansted), which is 27.2 mi (43.8 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Colchester Town Station, Colchester Station and Colchester Hythe Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay around Colchester?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 487 holiday lettings near Colchester. From 75 Condos/Apartments to 105 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Colchester is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Colchester?

HomeAway.lk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Colchester. From HomeAway.lk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Flatford Mill: 647 holiday lettings
  • Layer Marney Tower: 401 holiday lettings
  • Colchester Kelvedon Station: 397 holiday lettings
  • Colchester Great Bentley Station: 475 holiday lettings
  • Colchester Alresford Station: 473 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Colchester listed on HomeAway.lk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Colchester?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.lk offers 75 Condos/Apartments in Colchester. Our other popular types of Colchester holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 105 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 161 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 161 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Colchester?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 86 holiday homes with pool available in Colchester. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.