The Red Lion Hotel, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1DJ
The Red Lion Hotel is an historical Grade 1 listed building (c1465) located in the town centre of historic Colchester. The hotel is one of the oldest inns in East Anglia and has been described as 'a fine example of Tudor England'.
The old Banqueting Hall, which is now the Parliament Restaurant, has a remarkable beamed ceiling. The bedrooms are individually furnished with antiques and have a wealth of original exposed beams and wattle and daub walls. Please note that there is no car park attached to the hotel and the NCP car park is 5 minutes walk away, parking will be paid for by the hotel , we suggest that you stop in the loading area and off load your baggage into the Hotel if you have a lot.
The hotel is located in the town centre and there are numerous shops nearby including well known chain stores and smaller, boutique-style shops. A quiet retreat from the modern world outside, the hotels' Tudor features and warm red and gold fabrics provide a luxurious and relaxing environment in which to enjoy your stay.
Colchester is Britain's oldest recorded town and was its first Roman capital. Today it is a thriving centre full of attractions for residents, visitors and businesses. It has a unique place in Britain's history, and is set for an exciting future.
Things to see include:
Flatford Mill, the inspiration for John Constable's 'Hay Wain'.
Colchester Castle and Gardens.
Colchester Zoo, Roller World and Leisure World.
The Dutch Quarter.
Ghost Walks - guided trails for groups featuring the town's most haunted sites
are available every week.
Oyster Farming - The first charter of 1189 confirmed Colchester's legal rights
over the River Cone and the oyster fishery. Colchester oysters are still
Central London is only 55 minutes away by rail.