What you can see around your Colchester hotel
Colchester is a historic town, located in the borough of Colchester in Essex, England. Renowned as one of Britain’s fastest growing towns, Colchester offers a range of hotels to choose from. The town dates back to Roman history and was, at one point, the capital of Roman Britain. It is believed to be the oldest Roman town in Britain. Colchester is situated 82km northeast of London, with excellent connections to the capital via the A12 and the Great Eastern Main Line. The River Colne runs through Colchester.
What activities can I take part in outside working hours in Colchester?
A stroll around Colchester offers much in the way of Victorian architecture, especially the Colchester Town Hall and the Jumbo Water Tower in the city centre. The city hosts a variety of museums, covering archaeology, architecture, and natural history. The city centre has a range of restaurants, such as the highly recommended Mussi's, and quaint traditional pubs, ideal for a relaxing business lunch. The city boasts a vibrant nightlife, with a range of bars, nightclubs, cinemas, and theatres. Should your hotel not offer a swimming pool, the many health and fitness outlets in the city offer facilities to visitors.
What business services and facilities does Colchester offer?
While there are many facilities available at the local business hotels, Event Essex offers a range of conference and meeting rooms and facilities at the University of Essex Colchester. The most accessible airport from Colchester is London Stansted Airport (STN), located 58km from the city centre. Alternatively, London Southend Airport (SEN) is located 68km from Colchester. Both airports offer excellent connections with the city via bus and train services.
What is of particular interest to see from my hotel in Colchester?
Venture out of your Colchester hotel to visit the Colchester Arts Centre, which regularly hosts musical, comedy, and theatre events. For those interested in history, Gosbecks Archaeological Park, on the outskirts of town, is the site of a preserved Roman theatre and the remains of a Romano-British temple. Close by, the remains of a Roman fort and the defensive earthworks of an Iron Age fortress can be seen. Colchester Castle houses a museum with an extensive exhibit featuring Roman Colchester. At Colchester Zoo, you can see a range of different animals, including elephants, giraffes, and chimpanzees.