Colchester Town is home to around 156,000 people.

The Town has a thriving arts scene with a Castle, 4 museums, many galleries and 4 theatres:

Colchester ParkThe Town has excellent shopping combining big name stores with quiet lanes of smaller specialist shops as well as Williams and Griffin, award-winning independent department store.


Colchester offers a balance between providing significant opportunities for new economic development whilst retaining its distinctive heritage and a special quality of life (a 1998 MORI poll showed that Colchester is one of the best places to live in the country regarding quality of life).

Colchester is ideal for connections to the Continent, London and the rest of the region.

The Town boast the region’s premier business centre – the Business Park, home to many internationally operating companies.

Thes home to the University of Essex, Britain’s most international university. It hosts students from over 125 countries and is recognised as ‘the most academically distinguished university in Britain for its size’.

The Town is home to the Colchester Institute, part of Anglia Polytechnic University – nationally recognised for the excellent quality of its schools of music and design. Its new call centre campus is the first of its kind in Essex and will enhance the town’s inward investment portfolio by supplying skills in this high-growth employment area.

The home to Colchester United Football Club

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Brook Red Lion Hotel Colchester

Brook Red Lion Hotel

43 High Street, Colchester, CO1 1DJ
Built in 1465, Brook Red Lion Hotel is a Grade 1 listed building with plenty of Olde world charm. Maintaining its original Tudor features of exposed wooden beams and warm red and gold fabrics, the Red Lion Hotel is one of the oldest Inns in the area. The individually decorated En-suite rooms mix traditional charm with modern comforts, and each hold a flat screen TV, WiFi, a trouser press and tea/coffee making facilities.
Dragonfly Hotel Colchester

Dragonfly Hotel Colchester

Old Ipswich Road Ardleigh, Colchester, CO7 7QY
Dragonfly Hotel Colchester is situated on the outskirts of Colchester and is a great base to explore the East Coast. Whether on business or leisure there's a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere throughout the hotel. The comfortable and friendly atmosphere of Dragonfly Hotel Colchester offers guests well-appointed and spacious bedrooms, with a choice of singles, doubles and twins, family rooms with interconnecting doors and some suites.
George Of Colchester

George Of Colchester

116 High Street, Colchester, CO1 1TD
A 500 year old coaching house located in the heart of Colchester, England's oldest recorded town. The hotel reflects the style and elegance of the bygone era and has a distinctive brasserie and spacious lounge. Excellent communication links (London 50 mins).
Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express

Birchwood Road, Off Ipswich Road,A12 (Southbound Shell Garage), Essex, CO7 6HS
Choose the Holiday Inn Express Colchester hotel for a peaceful village location in the Essex countryside. Stay in the Stour Valley countryside that inspired famous artists at the new-generation Holiday Inn Express Colchester. You'll be next to the pretty village of Dedham, where John Constable once lived.
The Globe Hotel

The Globe Hotel

71 North Station Road, Colchester, CO1 1RQ
This historic Grade II listed building dating back to 1700 is a 10 minute walk from the town centre and train station, and offers renovated, comfortable interiors. Restored to a high standard, The Globe Hotel has excellent bus connections to the University of Essex and other surrounding areas of Colchester. The mainline station is in walking distance which has very good connections to London Liverpool Street every 20 minutes.
BEST WESTERN The Rose And Crown Colchester

BEST WESTERN The Rose And Crown

East Street, Colchester, CO1 2TZ
The oldest Hotel in England’s oldest recorded town. The BEST WESTERN Rose and Crown Hotel, originally a 14th century posting house, lovingly restored to a modern day hotel. Twelve Superior rooms renovated October 2013 with, Eco LED Lighting, Superior Soft Furnishings and beverages, including mineral water and hot chocolate, Contemporary art work, Safes, I Pod docking station and Ultra modern bathrooms with rainfall shower, no touch mirror lighting giving a very clean & crisp look.

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