Colchester

Colchester offers visitors two millennia of history, its Roman roots proudly celebrated (and very visible in its walls) along with its military heritage in the Norman castle and its museum and the Siege House, with a gentler side to be found at Bourne’s Mill and the countryside along the Colne... Read More

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Colchester Events

June
Colchester Food and Drink Festival
Colchester's Medieval Oyster Fayre
Little Bentley Hall Waterways & Garden Show
July
Essex Castle Bike Ride for Marie Curie Cancer Care
September
Dredging the First Oyster
October
Colchester Oyster Feast
December
Colchester Christmas Fair
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Hotels in Colchester - 21 places to stay

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Red Lion Hotel

Red Lion Hotel

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The Red Lion Hotel is an historical Grade I listed building (1465) located in the town centre of historic Colchester. The hotel is located in the town centre and has excellent transport ... More

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Drapers Hotel

Drapers Hotel

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Drapers Hotel (formerly de Vere Arms Hotel) is located in Earls Colne, a village nestled in the heart of the beautiful Colne Valley, which meanders along the borders of Essex ... More

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Gladwins Farm

Gladwins Farm

Set in 22 acres of the rolling countryside typical of the Stour Valley made famous by John Constable, Gladwins Farm offers a selection of high quality accommodation. Guests staying in any of our 5* or ... More | visit website

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Ramada Colchester

Ramada Colchester

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The Ramada Colchester is a fine base for exploring Constable Country and the East Anglian coastline. The hotel is convenient for all major routes from London and Harwich and is close ... More

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Kings Arms

Kings Arms
The Kings Arms is a quaint and cosy pub run by a small team of family and close friends. We endeavour to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere in which our customers can comfortably enjoy ... More | visit website
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Holiday Inn Colchester

Holiday Inn Colchester

The Holiday Inn Colchester is situated in the tranquil village of Eight Ash Green, just outside of Colchester’s busy and lively town centre. Located within easy reach of the A12 from London, the hotel ... More | visit website

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Rose & Crown Hotel

Rose & Crown Hotel

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Within walking distance of Colchester town centre, this 14th-century posting house, restored over the centuries, is within easy reach of East Anglia's historic sights.
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De Vere Arms Hotel

De Vere Arms Hotel

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Great Style and Flair.The the de Vere Arms tell a simple story, Nine elegant rooms and a 50- Seat Award winning fine dining Restaurant speak ... More

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Old Courthouse Inn

Old Courthouse Inn

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The Old Courthouse Inn, Great Bromley, Essex, is a 17th Century Inn, which was an actual "Courthouse" with gallows across the road. The Courthouse became an Inn in 1822 and ... More

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Best Western Marks Tey Hotel

Best Western Marks Tey Hotel

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This modern hotel and leisure club, located to the south of Colchester, is the premier hotel in north Essex. The hotel features 110 bedrooms which have been carefully designed with your personal ... More

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