Colchester FAQs

How long does it take to get to London from Colchester?

From Colchester to London it takes 1 hour 30 minutes by train and 2 hours 10 minutes by car.

What train line is available in Colchester?

Colchester is served by Greater Anglia rail.

What are the nearest airports to Colchester?

The nearest airport to Colchester is 23.7 miles away (London Southend) and the second closest is London Stansted (28.6miles).

What is parking like in Colchester?

There is ample parking in Colchester centre and the surrounding areas. For more information on parking, visit Colchester Council’s Website.

What shopping centres are available in Colchester?

Lion Walk Shopping Centre, Culver Square and Turner Rise Retail Park are all shopping centres in Colchester.

Does Colchester have a high street?

Yes, Colchester does have a high street with a variety of shops.

What primary schools are in Colchester?

Some of the primary schools in Colchester are Hamilton Primary School, Home Farm Primary School and St. Michael’s Primary School & Nursery.

What secondary schools are in Colchester?

Colchester County High School for Girls, Colchester Royal Grammar School and the Philip Morant School and College are some of the secondary schools in Colchester.

What is the nearest University to Colchester?

The University of Essex has a campus in Colchester.

Are there parks in Colchester?

Yes, there are an assortment of parks in Colchester, including Highwoods Country Park and Colchester Castle Park.

Where is best to walk dogs in Colchester?

Highlands Country Park and Cymbeline Meadows are two beautiful locations for dog walking.

How old is Colchester?

Colchester can be dated back as far as 77AD.

What is Colchester famous for?

Colchester is one of the oldest recorded towns in Britain. The earliest recording of Colchester is in Pliny the Elder (a Roman writer) in 77AD.

Which famous people came from Colchester?

Some famous people from Colchester include Margaret Thatcher, Graham Coxson and Dave Rowntree (1/2 of Blur).

Where is good to eat in Colchester?

Some of the highest rated restaurants in Colchester include Bellapais Steak House and Greek Restaurant, North Hill Noodle Bar and the Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie.

Where is Colchester located?

Colchester is located to the north east of Chelmsford and the north west of Clacton-on-Sea, in Essex.

What’s the nearest hospital to Colchester?

There are a few hospitals near Colchester; Colchester Hospital, Essex Country Hospital and Oaks Hospital.

Which council is Colchester in?

Colchester Borough Council.

Which cinemas are in Colchester?

There are two cinemas in the centre of Colchester, including ODEON and Curzon.

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