Quality Hotel Colchester
A12/A120 Ardleigh Junction
Colchester, EN CO7 7QY
Phone: (44) 1206 230900
Fax: (44) 1206 231095
A12/A120 Ardleigh Junction, Colchester, EN, GB, CO7 7QY
- Phone: (44) 1206 230900
- Fax: (44) 1206 231095
Old Heath Recreation Ground is always energetic and abuzz with vibrancy for it is a center of a lot of sports activity. The grounds of the place house a tennis court and a football ground. On your visit to the grounds you will also be awed by the sheer breathtaking vast expanse of the place. This is a good place to visit if you are a sports enthusiast for it would give you a good insight into the sports culture of the place.
St Mary's is an Anglican church and a part of Diocese of St Edmundbury and Ipswich and the archdeaconry of Ipswich. The tower of the church dates back from the 13th or the 14th Century, and later in the 15th Century arcades, clerestory, south porch and vestry were added. The western tower, perpendicular windows, broach spire, long and extensive nave clerestory are the prominent exterior features of the church. The spacious interiors of the church is decorated with arcades and beautiful chancel arch and north wall painting by Maggi Hambling. Visit the website for more details,
In Wrabness, the earliest structure is the All Saints Church, dated back to the year 1100. In the year 1993, the Wrabness Local Nature Reserve became a listed region. Found on river Stour's banks, this nature reserve serves as a significant wildlife area. At the Wrabness Local Nature Reserve, you can see bullfinches, nightingales, song thrush, turtle dove, whitethroats, yellowhammers and owls. Wrabness is also home to several fossil collection areas. At Red Crag, you can find Mytilus and Artica apart from other shells. The reserve is fully accessible.
All Saints Church in the village of Newton Green is the abandoned Anglican church, except the chancel which is still used for worship. The church was built in the 14th Century replacing an erstwhile Norman church. Constructed with flint, stones and bricks, the church has timber-framed porch, west tower, nave, chevrons-decorated arches and windows are its notable exterior features. The interior of the church is decorated with glazed doors, tomb with the effigy of a female, pulpit and stained glass windows. And rightly so, the building is designated as Grade II listed building status. Visit this church for exploring it more.
Spanning across an area of over 200 acres, The Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum is a beautiful landscaped area that will draw you closer to nature. This place features a large tree collection that consists of variety of trees from temperate regions around the globe; a rustic barn that's turned into a visitor's center which has a Tea Room, an information center and a shop; in addition to this there are acres of land to take a stroll. Visit their website for more details.
An extraordinary venue by the name, Seawick Holiday Park awaits you. This one's an incredible spot for family and friends to have a ball. Mainly known for its leisure pool, this park has an adventure park for little kiddies, arcade video-games, a mini-mart store, a dining area and 'The Venue', where many social events take place every week. Not to mention the in-house rooms; the park offers a minimum of a 3-days package. On the whole, this is an ideal place to have some adventurous fun.
Opened in 1895, the Christchurch Park has an area of a whopping 33 hectares. The park has a number of facilities like tennis courts, bowling greens. kiosks, public toilets and many more. The park is home to the famous Ip-Art Festival. The park opens at 7a daily, whereas the closing times vary as per season, please check the website for the complete schedule.
A magnificent and huge building which almost makes it look like a cathedral, the St Peter and St Paul is a classy church in Lavenham. The parish has been around from the 15th century being known for it's architectural style and interior beauty. The architect who designed this place was John Wastell who made in a Late perpendicular way in 1525. Due to the structure being maintained so well since it's days of origin, the English Heritage society has made it a Grade I listed building and has been responsible since then to take good care of the place. The design in and around the church is quite intricate and hence makes it all the more well known not just in the surrounding but also in a few distant places. Come, visit and explore this architectural beauty.
Goldhanger is the civil parish in the Maldon district in the county Essex. Situated along the creek of the estuary of the River Blackwater, this village is famous for its agricultural museum and St Peter's church. This ancient picturesque village has many beautiful sites and scenic landscapes for spending quiet time away from the city. The village was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1806 as Goldhangra - meaning slope where marigold grew.
Being one of the 310 medieval English churches in the name of the Holy Trinity, this is very famous for its architecture. The parish church built in Perpendicular Gothic style during 1467 and 1497 is a prominent example of wool church, as it was founded by many rich wool merchants. The impressive and distinctive style of architecture have attracted many acclaims. Visit the church, and you will find yourself submerged in the tranquility offered by this church. The nave,the sanctuary, Clopton chapel, Lady Chapel, stained glass window and Clopton Chantry Chapel all fills you with immense pleasure. This church is equally visited by the locals and the tourists. Visit the website for more details.
St Mary the Virgin's Church is parish church situated in the city of Cavendish and is a part of Stour Valley Team Ministry. This 14th Century church was honored with one star in "England's Thousand Best Churches". The church has very beautifully framed 16th Century Flemish reredos depicting crucifixion. The building is designated Grade I listed church.
If you are fascinated with old structures and beautiful buildings then, you will surely be enchanted with Clare Priory. Situated near the Clare Castle on the River Stour, Augustinian order's English house was built in the year 1248. After the suppression in 1538, Irish Augustinian Friars bought this house and handed over to its origins. One of the best conserved sites, it is now a Parish and a Retreat Center. The priory is open to visitors for taking stroll in the beautiful surroundings or people who was to spend peaceful time close to god away from their busy city lives. Accommodation facilities are also available here. Check the website for more details.