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Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Colchester

The area's entertainment and churches are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Colchester. This welcoming city is known for its university setting, shopping and cafes. Church Street Marketplace and Waterfront Park are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Colchester

Do you want to find things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Colchester a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Links at Lang Farm Course (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Gordon H. Paquette Arena at Leddy Park (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Burlington Country Club (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Catamount Outdoor Family Center (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Lake Champlain (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Colchester

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Colchester is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Waterfront Park (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Ethan Allen Park (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Battery Park (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • City Hall Park (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • North Beach (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Perkins Pier (6 mi / 9.6 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Colchester

The nearest airport is in Burlington, VT (BTV-Burlington Intl.), located 5.2 mi (8.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Plattsburgh, NY (PBG-Plattsburgh Intl.), which is 17.8 mi (28.6 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Colchester?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 214 holiday lettings around Colchester. From 109 houses to 53 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Colchester?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Colchester:

  • Malletts Bay: 32 holiday homes
  • South End: 41 holiday homes
  • Centennial: 30 holiday homes
  • Jeffersonville: 151 holiday homes
  • Old North End: 40 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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

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

  • Sunset Drive-In Theater: 281 holiday lettings
  • Vermont Genealogy Library: 441 holiday lettings
  • Airport Park: 279 holiday lettings
  • Crete Memorial Civic Center: 237 holiday lettings
  • Cochran's Ski Area: 940 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Colchester listed on HomeAway.co.uk 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 Houses in Colchester?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 109 Houses in Colchester. Our other popular types of Colchester holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 53 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 53 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 28 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Colchester?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 11 holiday homes with pool available in Colchester. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.