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Destination guide

Travel to historical Colchester

Enjoy the area's history, museums and art galleries with a rental holiday home in Colchester. Travellers to this welcoming city praise the theatres, bars and fishing. With a holiday 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 cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Colchester a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 features

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 holiday in Colchester. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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)
How to get there

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 centre. 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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Colchester?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 487 holiday lettings around Colchester. From 105 houses to 75 flats & apartments, 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 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:

  • Colchester Zoo: 492 holiday lettings
  • East Anglian Railway Museum: 468 holiday lettings
  • University of Essex: 512 holiday lettings
  • Colchester Station: 507 holiday lettings
  • Colchester Marks Tey Station: 443 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 105 Houses in Colchester. Our other popular types of Colchester holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 75 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.