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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 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 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)
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 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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Colchester?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 490 house rentals around Colchester. From 105 Houses to 163 Cottages, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Colchester is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Colchester?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Colchester. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Colchester Zoo: 447 home rentals
  • Colchester Great Bentley Station: 432 home rentals
  • Colchester Castle Museum: 474 home rentals
  • Tymperleys Clock Museum: 448 home rentals
  • University of Essex: 514 home rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Colchester?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 105 Houses in Colchester. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Colchester include:

  • Cottages: 163 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 75 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 163 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Farmhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Colchester?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 84 vacation homes with pool available in Colchester.

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