The Brook Red Lion Hotel is located at High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1DJ. The hotel’s location in Colchester High Street couldn’t be better, whether you’re travelling for business or leisure. You’ll be right on in the centre of town and within walking distance of the train station.

Accessible Location

The hotel is located opposite Colchester Town Hall, a stones throw form Colchester Castle and Zoo. You can hop on the Train at Colchester and take the train London Waterloo within 1 hour. Stansted Airport and Harwich ferry terminal is less than 45 minutes away.

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Colchester is a hotspot for shopping with big-name department stores like side by side with independent boutiques and cafés.

Colchester Zoo is only 5 minutes away and is one of Europe's finest zoos with over 260 rare species many part of breeding programmes. Colchester Zoo is constantly developing and has won many awards for its work. Our most recent award being The TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Attractions Awards, which rated Colchester Zoo the 11th best zoo around the world and in the top 2 zoos in the UK! With over 270 species to see, set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, your day out at Colchester Zoo will be action packed!

Other attractions in the area include:

  • Colchester Castle
  • Mercury Theatre
  • First Site
  • Colchester Arts Centre
  • The Beth Chatto Gardens
  • Dutch Quarter
  • Harwich

To help you make the most of your visit, every Brook Hotel Reception can help you with local tourist information, find out when tourist attractions open, what it costs, how to get there and can even book tickets for you.