From Colchester to London it takes 1 hour 30 minutes by train and 2 hours 10 minutes by car.
Colchester is served by Greater Anglia rail.
The nearest airport to Colchester is 23.7 miles away (London Southend) and the second closest is London Stansted (28.6miles).
There is ample parking in Colchester centre and the surrounding areas. For more information on parking, visit Colchester Council’s Website.
Lion Walk Shopping Centre, Culver Square and Turner Rise Retail Park are all shopping centres in Colchester.
Yes, Colchester does have a high street with a variety of shops.
Some of the primary schools in Colchester are Hamilton Primary School, Home Farm Primary School and St. Michael’s Primary School & Nursery.
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.
The University of Essex has a campus in Colchester.
Yes, there are an assortment of parks in Colchester, including Highwoods Country Park and Colchester Castle Park.
Highlands Country Park and Cymbeline Meadows are two beautiful locations for dog walking.
Colchester can be dated back as far as 77AD.
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.
Some famous people from Colchester include Margaret Thatcher, Graham Coxson and Dave Rowntree (1/2 of Blur).
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.
Colchester is located to the north east of Chelmsford and the north west of Clacton-on-Sea, in Essex.
There are a few hospitals near Colchester; Colchester Hospital, Essex Country Hospital and Oaks Hospital.
Colchester Borough Council.
There are two cinemas in the centre of Colchester, including ODEON and Curzon.