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Colchester

Colchester is one of the fastest growing towns in the country. Bustling cafes, bars and restaurants are complemented by a great mix of independent retailers alongside main ‘high street names’.

Colchester is one of the fastest growing towns in the country. Bustling cafes, bars and restaurants are complemented by a great mix of independent retailers alongside main ‘high street names’.

One of Colchester’s main draws is its excellent transport links. Not only does it have a mainline railway station with a direct service to London Liverpool Street in as little as 50 minutes, it also has exceptional road links.  The A12 will take you to J28 of the M25 about 38 miles away whilst the A120, means you are about 32 miles from the M11.

Sporting facilities are excellent in the area with the likes of Leisure world. Just on the outskirts of town is Colchester United Football Club. For those who enjoy green open spaces there is Castle Park, which is home to Colchester Castle and Highwoods Country Park.

Not only does the area boast leading state and private schools, some of which lead the national league tables for their academic excellence, Colchester is also home to the University of Essex.

Set close to the banks of the River Colne, Colchester is also surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside imaginable, whilst the coast is only a short drive away.

Primary & junior schools in Colchester

Hamilton Primary School (State)
(Ages 4-11) Constantine Road, Colchester, CO3 3GB 01206 572362
Colchester High School (Independent)
(Ages 3-16) Wellesley Road, Colchester, CO3 3HD 01206 573389
Oxford House School (Independent)
(Ages 2-11) 2-4 Lexden Road, Colchester, CO3 3NE 01206 576686
St Mary's School (Independent)
(Ages 4-16) 91 Lexden Road, Colchester, CO3 3RB 01206 572544
Kingswode Hoe School (State)
(Ages 5-16) Sussex Road, Colchester, CO3 3QJ 01206 576408
St John's Green Primary School (State)
(Ages 5-11) St John's Green, Colchester, CO2 7HE 01206 573457

Secondary schools in Colchester

Colchester Royal Grammar School (State)
(Ages 11-18) Lexden Road, Colchester, CO3 3ND 01206 509100
Colchester High School (Independent)
(Ages 3-16) Wellesley Road, Colchester, CO3 3HD 01206 573389
St Benedict's Catholic College (state)
(Ages 11-16) Norman Way, Colchester, CO3 3US 01206 549222
Colchester County High School for Girls (State)
(Ages 11-18) Norman Way, Colchester, CO3 3US 01206 576973
St Mary's School (Independent)
(Ages 4-16) 91 Lexden Road, Colchester, CO3 3RB 01206 572544
Philip Morant School and College (State)
(Ages 11-18) Rembrandt Way, Colchester, CO3 4QS 01206 545222

Doctors surgeries in Colchester

The Surgery
2 Portland Road, Colchester, CO2 7EH 01206 369936
The East Hill Surgery
78 East Hill, Colchester, CO1 2RW 01206 866133
North Hill Surgery
18 North Hill, Colchester, CO1 1DZ 01206 578070
Creffield Road Surgery
19 Creffield Road, Colchester, CO3 3HZ 01206 570371
Wimpole Road Surgery
52 Wimpole Road, Colchester, CO1 2DL 01206 794794
North Colchester Healthcare Centre
Turner Road, Colchester, CO4 5JR 01206 286510

Dentists in Colchester

Dental Health Care
12 Queen Street, Colchester, CO1 2PJ 01206 576117
The Smile Clinic
39 St Botolphs Street, Colchester, CO2 7EA 01206 767471
Flagstaff Dental Surgery
1 Flagstaff Road, Colchester, CO2 7SP 01206 766266
North Hill Dental Care
65a North Hill, Colchester, CO1 1PX 01206 560318
North Hill Dental Surgery
46 North Hill, Colchester, CO1 1PY 01206 577912
Creffield Lodge Dental Practice
20 Creffield Road, Colchester, CO3 3JA 01206 572093

Supermarkets in or near Colchester

Iceland Foods
25-26 St Johns Walk, Colchester, CO2 7AL 01206 563392
Co-op
96 The Commons, Colchester, CO3 4NW 01206 575390
Sainsburys
11-14 Priory Walk, Colchester, CO1 1LG 01206 570289

Entertainment in Colchester

Colchester Zoo
Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 0SL 01206 331292
Rollerworld
13 Moorside, Colchester, CO1 2TJ 01206 868868
Go Bananas
9-10 Maldon Road, Colchester, CO1 1BX 01206 761762

Gyms, health & fitness clubs in Colchester

LA Fitness
North Station, Clarendon Way, Colchester, CO1 1XF 08431 701045
Aqua Springs
Cowdray Avenue, Colchester, CO1 1YH 01206 282100
Fitness First
Petrolea Close, Colchester, CO4 5TU 08445 712845

Rail - Colchester to London by train

Nearest Train Stations

Colchester [COL] & Colchester town [CET]

 

London Terminal

London Liverpool Street [LST]

 

Journey Time

53 minutes direct

1 hour 5 minutes *

 

Running intervals - around 7.30am

3-5 minutes

 

Annual season ticket price to London Terminals

taken during October 2014 for standard class adult season ticket

£4,680.00 (£5,740.00 if travelling into zones 1-6)

Calling at:

Kelvedon [KEL] *

Witham [WTM]*

Chelmsford [CHM]*

Shenfield [SNF]*

Stratford (London) [SRA]*

London Liverpool Street [LST]*

 

Train times taken from:

National Rail Enquiries - trains from Colchester - weekdays at 7.30am

 

For current prices use:

National Rail Season Ticket Calculator

Road - driving distances from Colchester to:

Major Roads

A12 (junctions 26-29) 1-3 miles

M25 (junction 28) 40 miles via the A12 or 48 via the M11

M11 (junction 8) 35 miles via the M120

A127 36 miles via the A12 & A130

 

A130 26 miles via the A12

A414 26 miles via the A12

A120 1-6 miles

A14 14 miles via the A12

 

Other Towns & Cities

Central London 60 miles via the A12 & A11

Braintree 18 miles via the A120

Brentwood 37.5 miles via the A12

Chelmsford 24.5 miles via the A12

Clacton-on-Sea 18 miles via the A120 & A133

 

 

Felixstowe 28 miles via the A12 & A14

Harwich 19.5 miles via the A120

Ipswich 17 miles via the A12

Sudbury 16 miles via the B1508 or A134

Southend 42 miles via the A12, A130 & A127

 

Airports

Stansted Airport 33 miles via the A120

London City Airport 53 miles via the A12 & A406

Gatwick Airport 87 miles via the A12, M25 & M23

 

 

Heathrow Airport 81 miles via the A12, A406 & M4

Southend Airport 42 miles via the A12, A130 & A127

Luton Airport 85 miles via the A12, M25 & M1 or A120

Properties to Buy near Colchester, Essex

4 bed town house for sale in Fingringhoe

Ballast Quay Road, Fingringhoe, Colchester, Essex, CO5
£535,000

3 bed house for sale in Lexden

Wordsworth Road, Colchester, CO3
£339,995

2 bed flat for sale in Colchester

Hooper Avenue, Colchester, Essex, CO2
£155,000

Properties for Rent near Colchester, Essex

2 bed unfurnished flat to rent in Colchester

Woods Court, Propelair Way, Colchester, Essex, CO4
£700 PCM

3 bed unfurnished house to rent in Colchester

Brook Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1
£900 PCM

2 bed unfurnished house to rent in Colchester

Keelers Way, Great Horkesley, Colchester, Essex, CO6
£850 PCM