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These are a few ideas of places you might like to visit within around 1 hours drive from Colchester. There are many typical English country villages and towns nearby, some of which are included in the Links Section. The beautiful countryside of Flatford & Dedham are just 10 minutes away, close enough that it is possible to cycle or walk to them from Colchester. You will also find many country pubs, most of which offer excellent value for money meals. If you are looking for a scenic drive through some picturesque English countryside & villages try the A1124 road through the Colne Valley or the A134 to Sudbury & Long Melford.

If your Attraction is not here and is within 1 hours drive of Colchester you can add it free! Visit the Suggest a Site page.

Layer Marney Tower and home farm
Layer Marney
6 miles (10 Km) from Colchester
12noon-5pm Apr to Sept (except Sat)
01206 330784

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East Anglia Transport Museum
Carlton Colville, near Lowestoft
70 miles (112 Km) from Colchester
Various times Apr to Sept
01502 518459

Essex Secret Bunker
Mistley, Manningtree
8 miles (13 Km) from Colchester
10.30am-4.30pm Every Day Easter to Sept Sat & Sun Only, Feb-Mar & Oct-Nov
01206 392271

Walton Pier
The Parade, Walton-on-the-Naze
20 miles (32 Km) from Colchester
Opening times & availability vary according to time of year
01255 682400

Flatford Mill (Constable Country)
Flatford
4 miles (6 Km) from Colchester
11am-5.30pm, Mar-Apr & Oct, Wed-Sun
10am-5.30pm, May-Sep, Daily
11am-3.30pm, Nov-19th Dec, Wed-Sun
01206 298260

Duxford Imperial War Museum and American Air Museum
Duxford, Cambridge
55 miles (88 Km) from Colchester
10am-6pm 14th Mar to 23 Oct
10am-4pm Other dates, Closed 24-26 Dec.
01223 835000

Colne Valley Steam Railway
Castle Hedingham
20 miles (32 Km) from Colchester
Various times
Check Web Site or phone
01787 461174

East Anglian Railway Museum
Chappel Station, Chappel
7 miles (11 Km) from Colchester
Various times
Check Web Site or phone
01206 242524

Wilkin's Tiptree Jam Shop, tearooms & musuem
Tiptree
8 miles (13 Km) from Colchester
10am-5pm Mon-Sat
(Sun Noon-5pm, Jun-Aug only)
01621 815407

Dedham Art & Craft Centre
High Street, Dedham
5 miles (8 Km) from Colchester
10am-5pm Mon-Sun (Closed Christmas day, Boxing Day & New Years Day)
01206 322666

Birds of Prey & Nature Centre
Stonham Barns, Stonham Aspal, Suffolk
25 Miles (40 Km) from Colchester
10.30am - Late afternoon
7 days a week
01449 711425

Redwings Horse & Donkey Rescue Sanctuary
Stonham Barns, Stonham Aspal, Suffolk
25 Miles (40 Km) from Colchester
10.00am - 5pm
7 days a week, from Mid-March to October
0870 040 0033

Hedingham Castle
Castle Hedingham
18 Miles (29 Km) from Colchester
10.00am - 5.00pm Daily
Weekend before Easter to October
01787 460261

Bressingham Steam Museum & Gardens
Bressingham Near Diss, Norfolk
42 Miles (68 Km) from Colchester
Open all year except Christmas & Boxing Day
01379 688133

Snape Maltings
Snape, Saxmundham, Suffolk
42 Miles (68 Km) from Colchester
Open all year except Christmas & Boxing Day
01728 688303

Gifford's Hall Vineyard & Sweet Pea Centre
Hartest, Bury St Edmunds,
Suffolk
22 Miles (35 Km) from Colchester
Open daily 11am-6pm Easter to October
01284 830464

Mark's Hall Estate
Mark's Hall, Coggeshall
10 Miles (16 Km) from Colchester
Open 10.30am-4.30pm Tue-Fri
10.30am-6pm Weekends & Bank Holidays Easter to October
01376 563796

Paycocke's House & Grange Barn
West Street, Coggeshall
10 Miles (16 Km) from Colchester
Open 2pm-5pm Tue, Thu, Sun & Bank Holiday Mondays Easter to October
01376 561305

Coggeshall Museum & Heritage Centre
Stoneham Street, Coggeshall
10 Miles (16 Km) from Colchester
Open 2.15pm-4.45pm Every Sunday Easter to mid-October
2.15pm-4.45pm Bank Holiday Week-Ends & Mondays
01376 563003

Kentwell Hall
Long Melford, Suffolk
19 Miles (31 Km) from Colchester
Check web-site for opening times.
01787 310207

Cressing Temple
Witham Road, Cressing
18 Miles (29 Km) from Colchester
10.30am-5.30pm
Mar-Oct Sun only, May-Sep Wed-Fri, All Bank Holidays
01376 584903

Mountfitchet Castle & Norman Village
Stansted Mountfichet, Essex. CM24 8SP
36 Miles (58 Km) from Colchester
10.00am-5.00pm
Daily from Mid March to Mid November
01279 813237
House on the Hill Toy Museum
Stansted Mountfichet, Essex. CM24 8SP
36 Miles (58 Km) from Colchester
10.00am-4.00pm
11 Jan-14 Dec Daily
01279 813237
Newmarket National Horse Racing Museum
High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk. CB8 8JL
56 Miles (90 Km) from Colchester
10.00am-5.00pm
Daily except Mondays from 4 Mar to 31 Oct
Daily during July & August, Open Bank Holidays
01638 667333

Bradwell Nuclear Power Station & Visitor Centre
Bradwell-on-sea, Southminster, Essex. CM0 7HP
60 Miles (100 Km) from Colchester
Open 10.00am-4.00pm Daily March to October
By appointment only November to February
01621 873395

Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon Burial Mounds
Near Woodbridge, Suffolk. IP12 3DJ
31 Miles (50 Km) from Colchester
Opening days/times vary according to time of year - please check website
01394 389700

Distances given as an approximate guide.
Times of opening are liable to change - please check before making any arrangements.

 

 

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