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Colchester overview

Visitors to Colchester have positive things to say about this welcoming city and its bar scene. You'll enjoy the area's historical sites, castle, and college atmosphere. Top attractions in Colchester include Colchester Zoo. There's plenty more to see, including sights like Tymperleys Clock Museum and Colchester Castle Museum.

Where to stay in Colchester

A welcoming city, Colchester offers a variety of hotels and other lodging choices. There are 37 hotels in Colchester and you can shop as many as 78 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 25%. We have room prices as low as 32 USD per night and below you'll find the number of hotels by star rating in Colchester as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 4 5-star hotels from 99 USD per night
  • • 65 4-star hotels from 61 USD per night
  • • 76 3-star hotels from 44 USD per night
  • • 9 2-star hotels from 32 USD per night

How to get to Colchester

Fly into Southend-on-Sea (SEN-Southend Municipal), 23.8 mi (38.3 km) from the heart of Colchester. London (STN-Stansted) is the next closest major airport, 27.2 mi (43.8 km) away.

Train stations include:
  • • Colchester Town Station (0.2 mi/0.4 km from the city center)
  • • Colchester Station (0.8 mi/1.4 km from the city center)
  • • Colchester Hythe Station (1.2 mi/2 km from the city center)

What to see around Colchester

A top draw is the area's cultural scene including places like:
  • • Tymperleys Clock Museum
  • • Colchester Natural History Museum
  • • Hollytrees Museum
  • • Sir Alfred Munnings Art Museum
  • • East Anglian Railway Museum
Distinguished landmarks to visit include:
  • • Colchester Castle Museum
  • • Layer Marney Tower
  • • Flatford Mill
Nature lovers will appreciate these places:
  • • Colchester Castle Park
  • • Beth Chatto Garden
  • • Abberton Reservoir
Here are some local highlights:
  • • Colchester Zoo
  • • Tymperleys Clock Museum
  • • Colchester Natural History Museum
  • • Hollytrees Museum
  • • Colchester Golf Club

When to visit Colchester

Wondering what time of year to travel or what clothes to pack? Here are some average seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 51°F day, 33°F night
  • • April-June: 68°F day, 38°F night
  • • July-September: 71°F day, 48°F night
  • • October-December: 61°F day, 36°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 0.16 inches
  • • April-June: 0.24 inches
  • • July-September: 0.20 inches
  • • October-December: 0.24 inches