Trains to Colchester

Cheap Trains to Colchester

"Colchester in Essex is Britain's oldest recorded town and was the first city and capital in Roman Britain. Its rich history dates back over 2000 years.” VisitColchester

There are five railway stations serving Colchester, the Colchester Station, Colchester Town Station, Hythe railway station, Wivenhoe railway station, and Marks Tey railway station. The town centre of Colchester is easy to navigate and most of the streets are pedestrian-friendly.

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Visiting Colchester by Train

The town’s main attraction is the Norman Castle, which was founded by William the Conqueror himself. The castle is known as the twin sister of the Tower of London, as both structures were built almost at the same time and have a somewhat similar design. Within the grounds of the castle is a fairly large park known as the Castle Park. It hosts a number of events including music festivals and a spectacular fireworks display.

For art exhibitions and gallery, check out the Firstsite, a newly constructed contemporary visual arts centre that showcases numerous workshops and exhibitions, housed in a striking gold building. Colchester is also home to three museums, the Castle Museum, Hollytrees Museum, and the National History of Museum. Each museum is housed in a beautiful old building featuring different insights on the rich culture and history of Colchester.

Other places that are worth visiting while in town are the Marsea Island, a small island off the estuary of the River Blackwater, the Wivenhoe, a small town downstream of Colchester, and the Dedham and Dedham Vale, a very charming village at the border of Essex and Suffolk not far from the town.

Main stations in Colchester

  • Colchester
  • Colchester Town
  • Hythe
  • Wivenhoe
  • Marks Tey