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Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel
Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel

East Street, Colchester CO1 2TZ

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Colchester, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ramprage, Hollytrees Museum, and The Minories …

£54
GreyFriars
GreyFriars

High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Colchester, this hotel is steps from Hollytrees Museum, The Minories Galleries, and Colchester Natural History …

£108
Dragonfly Hotel Colchester
Dragonfly Hotel Colchester

A12/A120 Ardleigh Junction, Colchester CO7 7QY

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Colchester, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Ramprage, Tenpin Bowling Colchester, and Hollytrees Museum. Th …

£35
The George of Colchester
The George of Colchester

116 High Street, Colchester CO1 1TD

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Colchester, this inn is steps from Xtreme Gaming, Colchester Castle Museum, and Lion Walk Church. Colchester …

£65
Blue Ivy Hotel
Blue Ivy Hotel

4-6 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1DZ

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Colchester, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Colchester Arts Centre and Mercury Theatre. Headgate Theatr …

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The Oakland Hotel
The Oakland Hotel

2-6 Reeves Way, Chelmsford CM3 5XF

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Located in South Woodham Ferrers, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.2 km) from Rileys Snooker Club and within 9 mi (15 km) of Warren …

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Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa

Keepers Lane, Colchester CO6 4PZ

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Stoke by Nayland, this spa hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Assington Barn, Gainsborough's House, and Assington Mil …

£68
The Swan Hotel
The Swan Hotel

High Street 1, Sudbury CO10 9QA

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Lavenham, this spa hotel is steps from Little Hall Lavenham and Corpus Christi Guildhall. Church of Saint Peter an …

£95
The Mill Hotel
The Mill Hotel

Walnut Tree Lane, Sudbury CO10 1BD

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Gainsborough's House and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from …

£50
Lifehouse Spa & Hotel
Lifehouse Spa & Hotel

Frinton Road, Clacton-on-Sea CO16 0JD

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Thorpe-le-Soken, this spa hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Walton Pier, Princes Theatre, and Clacton-on-Sea Beach …

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Pocket Guide: Colchester Colchester Castle Museum Hotels

Colchester Castle is a Grade I listed building located in Colchester, Essex. William the Conqueror himself ordered the construction of the castle, although it wasn't completed until long after his death, around the beginning of the 12th Century. The castle's keep earns the title of the largest Norman structure in Europe, beating even the Tower of London's White Tower. Just like the Tower of London, Colchester Castle has enjoyed a long, tumultuous and fascinating history - besieged by King John in the 13th century and the headquarters of infamous Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins in 1645.

A Fascinating Family Day Out from Essex Hotels

The castle was privately owned until 1922, and it is today open to visitors as an award-winning and hugely popular Essex tourist attraction. Colchester Castle is a public museum, with interactive displays, activities, regular family events and tours. Exhibits cover the long history of the museum right back to Roman times (when there was a temple dedicated to Emperor Claudius on the site); why not try your hand at steering a chariot or excavating an ancient Roman Grave! If you're staying in hotels in Essex or Colchester, Colchester Castle Museum is a must see historic landmark with lots to discover for the whole family.

Easily Reached from Hotels in Colchester

Colchester Castle Museum is located in the heart of Colchester, right by the High Street. There are a couple of train stations nearby, including Colchester Town Railway Station, which is just a few minutes' walk from the castle. Colchester boasts some of the finest guesthouses and hotels in Essex, including The Best Western Marks Tay Hotel, The White Hart Hotel, and Dragonfly Hotel Colchester - all well placed a short walk from the castle.

As the largest settlement in Essex, there's plenty to keep you and the family busy in Colchester once you're done stepping back in time at Colchester Castle. Colchester was once the capital of Roman Britain and is a treasure-trove of amazing archaeological sites, including a recently discovered Roman chariot race track. As a large and lively town, you'll find all manner of shops, eateries and conveniences dotted around the place, particularly along the High Street.

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