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Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

Church Road, Layer-de-la-Haye, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0EU (8 miles, 13 km)

tel: 01206 738172

Centre run by the Essex Wildlife Trust in partnership with Essex & Suffolk Water, at a sight of international importance for winter wildfowl. Nature trails, bird hides, events & shop selling refreshments, gifts, optics & books.


Great Wigborough, Essex, CO5 7RZ (10 miles, 16 km)

tel: 01621 862960

Aqua Springs

Cowdray Avenue, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1YH (7 miles, 12 km)

tel: 01206 282010

The ultimate health spa experience. Providing you with a complete environment of rest and relaxation, to soothe, revitalise and transform. Try the range of beauty & relaxation treatments.

University Gallery

University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ (9 miles, 15 km)

tel: 01206 873184

Birch Gallery

Birch Gallery Tearoom, Fujita, 2 Birch Street, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0NF (7 miles, 11 km)

tel: 01206 331363

Art gallery displaying fine detail watercolours by John Harrison, Originals high quailty prints and greeting cards for sale. Tea room providing teas speciality, coffees, lunches, snacks and cream teas. Closed on Mon & Tues.

Birch Grove Golf Club

Layer Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0HS (7 miles, 11 km)

tel: 01206 734276

A pretty nine hole golf course. Quite short but challenging. Visitors will receive a friendly welcome at the clubhouse.

Bourne Mill

National Trust

Bourne Mill, Bourne Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8RT (8 miles, 13 km)

tel: 01206 549799

National Trust property, the mill was originally built as a fishing lodge in 1591 and features stepped "Dutch" gables. There is a millpond and some of the machinery, including the waterwheel which is still intact and working.

Boxted Airfield Museum

Langham Lane, Langham, Nr Colchester, Essex, CO4 5NW (8 miles, 13 km)

tel: 01206 865275

Boxted Airfield Museum station 150. The most important US fighter base in the UK in WW2.

Castle Park

Cafe in the Park, Castle Park, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1DN (7 miles, 11 km)

tel: 01206 364007

Kiosk & Self Service outdoor Cafe. Inside cafe - table service including daily specials, drinks, ice-cream, cream teas, cakes, sandwiches, bagettes, salads & pasta.

Cants of Colchester

Cants of Colchester Ltd, Cants Rose Gardens, Nayland Road, Mile End , Colchester,Essex, CO4 5HA (6 miles, 10 km)

tel: 01206 844008

U.K oldest established rose specialists. Shop /office and small display garden. Containerised roses on display in summer. Rose plants available all year and rose related sundries.

Castle Hedingham

Village Centre, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3DJ (8 miles, 12 km)

A picturesque village with narrow winding streets lined with timber-framed buildings and elegant Georgian houses.

Castle Park and Gardens

VistEngland VAQASGreen Flag Award

High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ (7 miles, 12 km)

tel: 01206 282962

Colchester's Castle Park provides a perfect setting for a huge range of events including shows, festivals and concerts.

Charter Hall

Charter Hall, Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Avenue, Colchester, CO1 1YH (7 miles, 12 km)

tel: 01206 282020

Colchester's premier events venue featuring comedians, bands, orchestras, dance, specialist exhibitions and fairs and private functions.

Childsplay Adventureland

Clarendon Way, North Station, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1XF (7 miles, 11 km)

tel: 01206 366566

Church of St Leonard's

Hythe Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2PN (7 miles, 12 km)

tel: 01732 843858

Traces of the English Civil War

St Martin's Church

West Stockwell Street, Colchester, CO1 1HN (6 miles, 9 km)

tel: 01223 324 442

Built from recycled Roman brick


Town Centre, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1 (4 miles, 7 km)

Eight miles to the East of Braintree lies Coggeshall a lovely little 'olde worlde' town with a lot to offer.

Coggeshall Grange Barn

National Trust

The National Trust, Grange Hill, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1RE (5 miles, 8 km)

tel: 01376 562226

Grange Barn stands as a reminder of the once powerful Coggeshall Abbey; with ancient pillars soaring to a cathedral like roof.