As Britains oldest recorded town, Colchester (known as Camulodinum) is a fascinating and historical thriving town in the north of Essex, with many shops and small streets to explore. There are numerous local attractions to suit a range of ages and all tastes. Nearby is Europe's finest, award winning, Colchester Zoo. Nearby is the East Anglian Railway Museum, discover Colchester's hidden gems, Colchester walking tours (Camulodunum to Colchester) / Colchester & Heritage, Colchester Castle and award winning Victorian horticultural park (Green flag awarded). Hollytrees and the Natural History Museum with a colourful history dating back over 2,000 years. It has a history you can share by visiting the town's award winning museums where you can see collections of international importance. From a Roman Temple to cutting edge 21st century design, via Victorian splendour and medieval timber frames, panoramas of beautiful buildings reflect the town's history and contemporary appeal. If you like art, you won't have to look far to see it, Firstsite has opened right in the heart of town. Dedham Art and craft centre and Mistley Quay workshops can be found nearby. Manningtree and Mistley with their lovely estuary views are close by with various places to enjoy lunch. Take a leisurely walk, stroll along the coast at Brightlingsea, Wivenhoeoe Mersea Island (famous for its 0ysters and Colchester 0yster Feast.). Frinton 0n Sea with its lovely sandy beach, Clacton on Sea and Walton on Sea are approximately 20 minutes by car. There is also the Tendring peninsular with its beautiful coastline to explore.
Colchester Utd football club at the Western Homes Community Stadium is within 10 minutes drive from us. Highwoods Country Park is only a few minutes walk from us where you can amble along or take a look at their visitor centre. Why not visit Abberton Reservoir, a site of specific scientific interest, where bird watching is popular, or Fingringhoe Nature Reserve? We are close to the Suffolk border so take a drive through the lanes visiting beautiful villages such as Kersey, Lavenham and Hadleigh, or Polstead. We are close to the Suffolk border.
You may wish to pamper yourself at Aqua Springs or indulge in therapies from their vast choices on offer including a spa at Clarice House. After all this, why not enjoy a lovely meal from either a world class restaurant or traditional pub food, there are places to eat within Colchester that will suit everyone's taste.
Reviewed 29 March 2017
The B&B is on the door step for our sporting activities.
We were impressed with every part of our stay with Gail and Richard. We had a very friendly welcome with a cup of tea, Which is what you need after a long drive, we were made very welcome and shown around the accommodation and every thing pointed out to us, there was no problem parking on the driveway and Richard was only to pleased to help with our bags, we have already booked our next stay. If you want to eat out there are plenty of place's to visit.