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Holiday Inn Colchester

Abbotts Lane

Eight Ash Green

 

Colchester, Essex

CO6 3QL 

United Kingdom 

Check In: 2pm

Check Out: 12pm

Check-in Age:18

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44 3333 209326

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Colchester Abbotts Lane Eight Ash Green

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Location Highlights
Downtown
City Name:
COLCHESTER
Direction from City Center to Hotel:
East
Distance from Hotel:
4.2 MI/ 6.76 KM
Local
Closest Convention Center:
N/a
Golf:
2 MI/ 3.22 KM

Attractions

  • Colchester Zoo
  • Colchester Castle & Town Centre
  • Roller World
  • East Anglian Railway Museum
  • Layer Marney Tower
  • Dedham Arts & Craft Centre
  • Wilkin & Son (Tiptree Jam)
  • Freeport Outlet Village
  • Clacton Pier
Must See

Must See

Near the museums and historic sites of Colchester's cultural quarter, 10 minutes' drive from the hotel, Firstsite gallery hosts contemporary art exhibitions by established and emerging local artists. Take a break in the café or simply admire the striking, curved, golden structure. Before visiting, check the gallery programme for the times of screenings, performances and kids' workshops.
Must Do

Must Do

Swim and sunbathe on the beaches of Mersea Island, half an hour's drive from the hotel. You can take a walk along the sea wall, or explore the coastline by West Mersea Yacht Club, before kicking back over drinks at one of the island's pubs. Discover local history at Mersea Museum, or wander the grasslands at Cudmore Grove Country Park and spot waterbirds along its sandy beach.
Don't Go Home Without

Don't Go Home Without

Colchester Castle, a 12-minute drive from the hotel, includes the largest Norman keep in Europe. Built by William the Conqueror in 1076, the castle sits on the ruins of a Roman temple. You can explore the temple vaults in the basement or enjoy the views from the roof. Marvel at ancient artefacts in the museum while the kids enjoy interactive exhibits, then picnic in the leafy castle gardens.
Tips

Tips

Taste the famous Colchester native oysters at the Company Shed on Mersea Island, a half-hour drive from the hotel. You need to stake your place among the locals jostling for a seat at this small family restaurant, but it's worth it for the fresh, unpretentious seafood. Bring your own bread and wine, or order a bottle sourced from local vineyards, and watch the fishing boats pull into the dock.