Believed to be Britain’s oldest town, Colchester is filled with enough history and culture to ensure you’ve always got your next activity lined up. From wide open green spaces to art exhibitions, whether you’re looking to relax and unwind or unleash your creativity, this is the place to be. While house prices are slightly over the national average at £267,000, Colchester is more affordable than much of Essex.
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Colchester has a reliable public transport system, with regular buses running from Colchester bus station all across the town and as far as London. Alongside this, Colchester is serviced by three train stations. This includes the mainline station Colchester North, Colchester Town and Hythe station located in the east, ensuring that the town is well-connected with the rest of the country.
Road users benefit from quick access to all parts of the country via the A12, M25 and A14, meaning accessing the capital can be done in under 2 hours.
The town is renowned for its Victorian architecture with plenty of spacious, stunning Victorian properties bein located just outside of the town centre. Wickham Road and surrounding streets boast spacious terraced houses close to relaxing green areas like Abbey Field. They also benefit from being close by the Ofsted ‘outstanding’ Colchester Grammar School.
For those looking for a culture fix, creative spaces such as Colchester Arts Centre and the Mercury Theatre provide regular events and performances for locals to enjoy. This can range anywhere from gigs to comedy performances.
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