Explore East Anglia and stay with us!
Take a holiday in Essex and discover the region’s hidden treasures.
Use the University as an ideal base for exploring Colchester and the beautiful north Essex and south Suffolk countryside made famous by Constable and Gainsborough. Located just outside Colchester we offer modern accommodation Set in over 200 acres of parkland. So, whether you’re looking for energetic exercise or a leisurely sightseeing tour, full board or bed and breakfast we have something for everyone.
You can stay with us in our accommodation between July – September. We have 100s of en-suite rooms available as well as the more traditional towers accommodation; we have something to meet all budgets and needs.
Groups that stay with us will benefit from:

Bed and breakfast, packed lunch, full board or self-catering
Competitive tariffs and group discounts
Choice of modern en-suite and traditional towers accommodation (complete with full bedding, bed linen and towels and complimentary toiletries)
Free parking with space for coaches
Excellent sports facilities
Free places for coach drivers
Many on site facilities including banks, shops, restaurants and bars

So why not stay with us and explore East Anglia by visiting:
Constable Country
Colchester Zoo
The Essex Sunshine Coast
Essex Gardens
Suffolk Wools Towns
Layer Marney Tower

Parking available.

Guide Prices

Group rates:
Rates quoted are per person, per night - and are based on a minimum of 10.
Bed and Breakfast: July to September - from £45
Half Board: July to September - from £62



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Cash Point


  • Picnic site


  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Helicopter landing


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:
If approaching the University from London and the South via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester Central. If approaching from Ipswich and the North on the A12, take the exit marked Colchester. Follow the signs to the University. Once on campus you should follow the signs to the Visitors Car Park. You may park in any of the car parks providing you are displaying a valid parking permit. Disabled parking is available in the Visitors Car Park

By Public Transport:
Local Buses:
The University is served by the following Firstgroup buses:
From Colchester Railway Station: 78 and 78A to Valley Road;
From Colchester Bus Station: 74, 76, 77, 78 and 78A.
Ask for the 'South Courts stop'.

By Train:
Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester (North Station) at approximately half-hourly intervals; the journey takes under an hour. Services also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe, Harwich and Clacton/Walton

By Taxi:
There are taxi ranks at Colchester North Station, Colchester Bus Station and in the town centre. The journey to the University normally takes about ten minutes and you should ask for the University Visitor's Car Park.

The nearest railway station is Colchester North, which is 1.2 miles away.

University of Essex: Colchester Accommodation

Type:Group Travel Accommodation

University of Essex: Colchester Campus, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ
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