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Hotels in Colchester

93

Hotels Prices From

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Travel high season

Sep - Nov

Travel low season

Mar - May

High season avg price

£100

Low season avg price

£94
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Dec - Feb
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£113
£79£231
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4ºC
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-5ºC29ºC
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22in
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Mar - May
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£111
LOWEST
£79£231
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9ºC
-5ºC29ºC
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16in
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14 in25 in
Jun - Aug
Avg. price/night
£113
£79£231
Avg. temperature
16ºC
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-5ºC29ºC
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22in
14 in25 in
Sep - Nov
Avg. price/night
£117
HIGHEST
£79£231
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11ºC
-5ºC29ºC
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21in
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Hotels near the sights

  • Colchester Zoo
    Colchester Zoo is constantly developing and has won many awards for its work. With over 270 species to see, set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, Colchester Zoo is well worth a visit. As you walk around the zoo there's plenty of play areas to try out including the indoor soft play area Jungle Tumble with a section for under 3s and all new play equipment where the kids can release their wild side! New enclosures include a walk through enclosure with butterflies and another with Rainbow Lorikeets offering visitors a chance to feed them a treat of nectar. Plus there's 'Bears of the Rising Sun', a state of the art enclosure which houses two beautiful sun bears , Jo Jo and Srey Ya. You can also come face to face with Komodo Dragons, see white rhino, giraffes, ostrich and kudu roaming together at Kingdom of the Wild and walk underwater through the 24m tunnel at the Playa Patagonia sealion pool. Learn more about the animals and see them up close by watching one of the 50 daily displays. You even get the fantastic opportunity to feed the elephants and giraffes yourself and take a ride on the 'Lost Madagascar Express' road train! Don't forget to pop into the discovery centre and have a go at handling some unusual bugs or get your face painted and transform yourself into your favourite animal!
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  • Colchester Castle Museum
    Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe. Constructed on the foundations of the Temple of Claudius, built when Colchester was the first Roman capital of Britain, the Castle Museum today reveals many fascinating layers of history to visitors. Archaeological collections of international quality covering 2,500 years of history are beautifully showcased, including of the most important Roman finds in Britain
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  • Green Island Gardens
    Recommended in Great British Gardens 2019 and Essex Days out as well as visit Essex. Featured in Country Life Feb 2019, The English Garden Feb 2021 and Nov 2021. In 2023, we have also become an RHS partner garden as well! 20 acres of professionally designed gardens within woodland destroyed by the 1987 Hurricane. Now laid out with terrace, Japanese garden, seaside garden, water gardens, gravel garden and extensive woodland gardens. It's a plantsman's paradise with a host of unusual plants in all seasons often borderline hardiness thriving in the unique island microclimate. Special highlights include, snowdrops, Bluebells and Azaleas in May and spectacular Autumn colour. National collections of Hamamelis, and Autumn and Winter flowering Camellias. Nursery, Tearooms, Events & Courses Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm, or dusk which ever is earlier.
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  • Castle Park
    Colchester's distinctive heritage is nowhere more apparent than in Castle Park. A site of national importance, this Victorian Park contains evidence of 2000 years of history and is a landscape moulded by the people of Colchester over many eras.Castle Park not only encompasses much of Colchester's rich heritage within its boundaries but is much loved and used as a part of present day life. It boasts over 1 million visitors a year. Providing a green oasis in the town centre, you can sit, walk, enjoy music, play games, or picnic amongst wonderful flowers and trees. Its horticulture is award-winning and the park has long been a superb venue for the town's big events.The park itself is designated Grade II on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England.
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  • Wyvernwood
    Introducing the Enchanted Kingdom of Wyvernwood, a magical adventure park in a beautiful outdoor setting near Colchester, Essex for families with children aged 2-12. Step through the Magic Portal into another world for a FULL day of adventure and create magical memories with the family. Families can escape from screens, connect with nature and have fun together, whether meeting Zephyr the dragon, making a wish at the Land of the Fairies, concocting potions with the wizard, racing around on dragon karts, scaling the Castle walls or crawling through the goblins’ tunnels. Set over 27 acres, there is much to explore within Castle Grounds, the Dragon Trail and the beautifully cool and inviting Wellbeing Woods.
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  • Beth Chatto's Plants & Gardens
    The inspirational, award-winning and world-renowned gardens of 'the most influential gardener of our time' Beth Chatto OBE VMH. Beth took on a challenging site in the 1960s, which was boggy in places, incredibly dry and infertile in others, and began to create the most beautiful garden, based on her principles of ecological and sustainable planting 'Right plant, right place'; growing plants where they are happiest. With her team, Beth transformed the land into various informal gardens comprising the Gravel Garden, Water Garden, Reservoir Garden, Woodland Garden and Scree Garden. 7.5 acres of sustainable planting in challenging growing conditions to inspire any gardener or plant lover. Extensive nursery with choice of over 2,000 different kinds of mainly herbaceous plants and bulbs, plus giftshop and tearoom serving locally sourced light refreshments. Entry to tearoom, gift shop and nursery is free. Entry to the gardens must be rebooked online.
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  • The Munnings Art Museum
    Each year a changing selection of 150 paintings and drawings from the museum’s significant collection of works by Sir Alfred Munnings is hung thematically throughout eight rooms. From less familiar early apprentice poster designs to the explosive horseracing scenes for which Munnings is most well-known, the displays chart the artist’s life and six-decade career. Cafe, shop, plenty of free parking.
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  • Headgate Theatre
    A converted 19th Century Chapel, The Headgate Theatre has a full and varied programme of professional and amateur events including drama, musical theatre, live music, dance and many other varieties of performance. The building boasts a fantastic 87 seat theatre, a rehearsal and dance studio, a rehearsal room with a capacity for 60 people, a meeting room for up to 24 people and a lounge/bar area.
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  • Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
    Visitors can enjoy walks on Essex Wildlife Trust’s nature reserve; with stunning panoramic views across the reservoir and surrounding villages as well as superb views of the water’s edge from three bird hides. The nature reserve has a 900m accessible circular footpath and there are wheelchairs available for use. The Visitor Centre offers a tearoom which is open seven days a week providing a variety of hot and cold food, most of which is locally sourced; easy access toilets & baby changing facilities; and a well-stocked shop which has binoculars, telescopes, bird food, feeders and a range of gifts. Essex Wildlife Trust runs a programme of events throughout the year for all ages as well as children’s outdoor birthday parties and a weekly toddler group available during term time; booking is required for all of our events. On the nature reserve there is a new Brambly Hedge sculpture trail, where you can find seven characters from the classic stories written by Jill Barklem; there is also a wild play area with a zip wire, v bridge, swings and spiderweb net. Essex Wildlife Trust is a charity and relies on donations to carry out its work for the wildlife and people of Essex. There is suggested entry donation of £2 for Adults £1 for children and £5 Family; car parking is free. The huge expanse of Essex & Suffolk Water’s Abberton Reservoir plays host to some 40,000 wetland birds each year all attracted to the shallow muddy margins and large areas of rough grassland, which provide the ultimate habitat for a plethora of wildlife and waterfowl. The Visitor Centre is 6 miles SW of Colchester on the B1026 (a minor road linking Colchester and Maldon) just South of Layer de la Haye - follow the brown and white "Abberton Reservoir visitor centre" signs.
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  • High Woods Country Park
    High Woods Country Park is one of Colchester's beauty spots. The Country Park includes woodland, open spaces (ideal for picnics) a lake and wildflower meadows. Along with marshy areas, hayfields and scrubland, High Woods provides the right habitat for thousands of different birds and mammals. It's free for humans too. The Council's High Woods team looks after this gem throughout the year. Their welcoming approach to visitors and creative management of the park has lead to it holding the prestigious Green Flag Award since 2004. All in all, a place not to be missed by walkers, cyclists and families alike.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Colchester hotels

Colchester Boutique Hotel, Prested Hall, and Travelodge Colchester Feering are some of the most popular hotels for travellers looking to stay near Colchester Zoo. See the full list: Hotels near Colchester Zoo.

Popular hotels close to Castle Park include GreyFriars, Premier Inn Colchester Town Centre, and The George Hotel. See the full list: Hotels near Castle Park.

Popular hotels close to Heathrow Airport include Crowne Plaza London Heathrow T4, an IHG Hotel, Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel, and London Heathrow Marriott Hotel. See the full list: Hotels near Heathrow Airport.

A few of the most popular hotels near Beth Chatto's Plants & Gardens are Colchester Boutique Hotel, Wivenhoe House, and The Court House. See the full list: Hotels near Beth Chatto's Plants & Gardens.

Some of the most popular pet-friendly hotels in Colchester are Travelodge Colchester Feering, Milsoms Hotel, and Brook Red Lion Hotel. See the full list: Pet Friendly Hotels in Colchester.

Popular cheap hotels in Colchester include Travelodge Colchester Feering, Holiday Inn Express Colchester, and Holiday Inn Colchester, an IHG Hotel. See the full list: Cheap Hotels in Colchester.

Colchester Boutique Hotel, Prested Hall, and Travelodge Colchester Feering all received great reviews from families travelling in Colchester. See the full list: Family Hotels Colchester.

Colchester Boutique Hotel, Prested Hall, and Wivenhoe House received great reviews from travellers looking for a romantic hotel in Colchester. See the full list: Romantic Hotels in Colchester.

Some of the most popular hotels with a pool in Colchester include Prested Hall, Holiday Inn Colchester, an IHG Hotel, and The Marks Tey Hotel. See the full list: Hotels with a Pool in Colchester.