Local Attractions & Days Out


Enjoy a blend of fascinating history, bustling high streets, world famous attractions, peaceful waterfronts, bike rides, country walks and more on your break in Colchester. For the keen golfer Timbers is conveniently situated between Colchester Golf Club and Lexden Wood Golf Club.


Local Attractions


Colchester Castle & Museum

Farmers Markets, 1st Friday of every month

Colchester Zoo

Beth Chatto Gardens

Bird watching - Abberton Bird Reserve

Boating on the River Stour at Dedham

Classical concerts at St. Botolphs Priory

Layer Marney Towers

Colchester Golf Club

Lexden Wood Golf Club

Stoke By Nayland Golf & Country Club

Five Lakes Golf & Country Club

Clarice House Spa

Leisure World – sports, swimming, bowling & concert events.

East Anglian Railway Museum

Bluebell Wood – where you can hear the nightingales’ chorus

Headgate Theatre

Mercury Theatre

Colchester Arts Centre

Colchester Football Club

The Essex Way – famous 81 mile path walk from Epping to Harwich, passes just 0.5m from our front door


Days Out


Tiptree Jam Factory and Museum (13 miles)

Mersea Oysters (12 miles)

Aldeburgh (47 miles)

Southwold (56 miles)

Lavenham (18 miles)

Cambridge (60 miles)

Maldon (22 miles)

Constable Country - Dedham Vale (10 miles)

Minsmere RSPB Reserve (52 miles)

Freeport Designer Village - outlet shopping (18 miles)

Lakeside Shopping Centre (39 miles)

Bluewater Shopping Centre (41 miles)

Harwich (22 miles)

Central London (60 miles)

The Norfolk Broads (70 miles)

Frinton (19 miles)