Transport to Colchester

Maps and Guides

Download a map of Colchester town centre before you travel to help you find your way and useful information on where to go. The map includes information on:

  • Location of historic sites
  • Attractions & points of interest
  • Car parks and disabled car parking
  • Toilets and disabled access
  • Location of the Visitor Information Centre
  • Location of Park and Ride Bus stops
  • Cycle routes
  • Pedestrian routes

Colchester Visitor Information Centre

Hollytrees Museum
Castle Park
CO1 1UG Colchester

Tel: 01206 282920   Email:

Opening Hours:  Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm


Getting around in Colchester

Attractions and points of interest within Colchester’s town centre are within easy walking distance of the best restaurants, cafes and shopping areas. With the main town centre being pedestrianized, and many great walks in the surrounding area, you can get a lot done and seen on foot.

Download a map of the town centre, or pick one up from the VIC.

Walking Maps

Walkers won’t be disappointed with the opportunity to explore Colchester and the surrounding area by foot. Maps are available to purchase from the VIC, whether it be for nature walks or a heritage trail to explore the town’s historic sites – or both!

A range of local walking maps, including Ordinance Survey maps, are available for sale in the VIC.

Find out more about walks in Colchester.


Some cycle routes run through the town centre, and to surrounding areas. Colchester is also part of the national and international cycle network. National Cycle Network 51 runs through Colchester to Wivenhoe and Harwich and National Cycle Network 1 runs through Colchester to Tiptree and Dedham and Ipswich.

Cycle maps are available to pick up from the VIC or see an interactive version on Cycle Colchester.

National and International cycling maps are available on Sustrans.

Bike parking locations are available on the town centre map. Bike rentals are available from Colchester Roman Circus Centre and Colchester Station.

Find out more about cycling in Colchester.

Disabled Access

Location of disabled parking bays and disabled toilets can be found on the map of Colchester town centre.

Find out more information on disabled parking on our Parking in Colchester page, or contact Colchester Borough Council.

Colchester Apps

For an interactive map, download the Ancient Colchester App which allows you to see historic sites come to life as you visit them.

Parking Maps for Colchester

You can choose to park in the town centre, just out of town, or use the park & ride service for your day out in Colchester. See a parking map and find out more parking information on the parking page.
Access at Colchester Castle
Pedestrian Signage in Colchester Town Centre

Colchester on Google Maps