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What are the major attractions in Colchester?

If your trip to Colchester is all organized but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.

Whatever you do, don't forget to charge your camera when you pay a visit to Colchester Zoo. This terrific attraction is sure to offer some perfect photo opportunities.

Plan a stop at Tymperleys Clock Museum. It's one attraction you'll usually find on most travelers' must-do lists. If you still have some room on that travel itinerary, Lion Walk Church and Colchester Town Hall will keep you on the go, too.

What are the best road trip destinations near Colchester?

Colchester is incredible, there's no doubt about it — but there's plenty more to explore just outside its borders. Southend-on-Sea is just 25 miles away. Travelers who make their way here typically have Southend Pier on their to-do lists.

Where are the best beaches near Colchester?

One good thing about getting a rental car while you're staying in Colchester is that you'll be able to explore some of the area's stunning beaches whether it's sunny or rainy. So, grab your sunscreen (or your raincoat) and get ready to head to some of these popular options:

  • St. Osyth Beach (11 miles away).
  • Clacton-on-Sea Beach (12 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Colchester?

If you're attending a business conference in Colchester, you may want to follow up with your new connections over some food and coffee. Fortunately, these convention centers offer some terrific restaurants and cafés nearby:

  • Wherstead Park (12 miles away).
  • Trinity Park Conference and Events Centre (16 miles away).

How can I get a cheap car rental in Colchester?

Here are our top tips on how to hop behind the wheel of a rental car with extra cash in your wallet:

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  • Research is the key to getting the best rental bargains in town, so be sure to look into both airport and non-airport pickup and drop-off outlets before you lock in your ride;
  • If you're not bothered about which day of the week you get the keys to your car and your plans are flexible, experiment with days and dates to find the hottest deal;
  • So you don't end up paying a late fee or an extra day, aim to keep your pickup and drop-off times the same;
  • Keep more hard-earned dollars in your bank account. You'll get some of the cheapest deals when you prepay your rental car;
  • It's best to make a reservation as soon as your dates are locked in. The early bird gets the worm!

What kind of rental car should I get for Colchester?

Sure, you could vacation in Colchester without a rental vehicle. But with so much to check out here, having one would certainly make your stay more enjoyable. If you plan to get out of town and on the open road, pick a rental car with a bit of power. A mid-size or full-size SUV will get you to the surrounding forests in comfort and style. Planning to spend the majority of your time in the city center? A mini or compact car is a wise choice. Driving through narrow streets and squeezing into tight parking lots will be a piece of cake in one of these.

Should I get a luxury rental car in Colchester?

You're spoiled for choice when it comes to rental cars in Colchester. From people-movers with plenty of room to spare to economy rides that are a snap to park, you'll find it all here. Choosing your perfect match depends on how much you'd like to spend and where you plan to go. Some road trips are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas other adventures don't need more than four wheels and a gas pedal. The choice is yours.

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