Vacation rentals in Colchester

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Popular amenities for Colchester vacation rentals

Stay near Colchester's top sights

Colchester Castle Park54 locals recommend
Castle Park7 locals recommend
Colchester Hospital5 locals recommend
High Woods Country Park12 locals recommend
University of Essex Colchester Campus8 locals recommend
Colchester Arts Centre11 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Colchester

  • Total rentals

    380 properties

  • Wifi availability

    360 properties include access to wifi

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    170 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    70 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    160 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    9.8K reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Colchester?

    Colchester has a temperate maritime climate, with mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers. Temperatures usually range from 2°C (36°F) in winter to 22°C (72°F) in summer. Always bring an umbrella, as rain can occur at any time of year.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Colchester?

    In Colchester, you can soak in some history at the Colchester Castle, explore the Colchester Zoo, stroll through the Highwoods Country Park, or engage in performances at the Mercury Theatre. It's also a treat to explore the local shops and restaurants in the town center.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Colchester?

    The most frequented time to visit Colchester typically falls between June and September, when the weather is warmest. Popular local events during this period include the Colchester Food and Drink Festival in June, and the Colchester Medieval Festival and Oyster Fayre Market in early summer.

  • What are the best places to stay in Colchester?

    Popular areas to stay in Colchester include the town center for its proximity to shopping and dining, the Roman Circus area for its historic charm, and Lexden for its quiet, residential feel. Mersea Island is also a popular choice for waterfront accommodations.

  • What are the best places to visit in Colchester?

    Popular places to visit in Colchester include Colchester Castle, Highwoods Country Park, Colchester Zoo, and the Hollytrees Museum. The modern Firstsite gallery, displaying contemporary visual art, is also frequently recommended.

  • What are some hiking trails in Colchester?

    Colchester has various captivating trails to explore. The Wivenhoe Trail takes you along the River Colne, while the Lexden Nature Reserve offers a tranquil woodland walk. Highwoods Country Park also has several walking paths that immerse you in nature.

  • What are some family activities to do in Colchester?

    Families often enjoy a day out at the Colchester Zoo, exploring Colchester Castle, or wandering through the Beth Chatto Gardens. The East Anglian Railway Museum provides an interactive experience for the whole family, while Rollerworld offers indoor skating fun.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Colchester?

    Popular day trip ideas from Colchester include a jaunt to the historic town of Ipswich, a visit to the unspoiled beaches of Mersea Island, or a trip to Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for stunning landscapes. Clacton-on-Sea, a traditional seaside town, is also within easy reach.

  • How much does it cost to stay in serviced apartment rentals in Colchester?

    Experience the best of Colchester with our serviced apartment rentals, starting at about $90 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Are there house rentals with a dedicated workspace in Colchester?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 80 house rentals in Colchester featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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