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Colchester overview

Popular attractions in Colchester include Colchester Zoo. Make it a point to see sights like Tymperleys Clock Museum and Colchester Castle Museum. Colchester is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Colchester

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Colchester has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Colchester with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Colchester hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Colchester hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Colchester

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

Train stations include:
  • • Colchester Town Station
  • • Colchester Station
  • • Colchester Hythe Station

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 for its landmarks such as:
  • • 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
  • • Colchester Golf Club

When to visit Colchester

Curious about when's the best time to visit? Here are the seasonal norms to help 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