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.

Where to stay around Colchester?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 471 vacation rentals near Colchester. From 174 Houses to 90 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Colchester for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals 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:

  • East Anglian Railway Museum: 448 vacation rentals
  • Hollytrees Museum: 482 vacation rentals
  • Colchester Station: 491 vacation rentals
  • University of Essex: 490 vacation rentals
  • Flatford Mill: 636 vacation 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 174 Houses in Colchester. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Colchester include:

  • Cottages: 90 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 53 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 90 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals 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 96 vacation rentals with pool available in Colchester. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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