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Tel code: 01206 | code search
Postcode: CO7 | code search
Population: 10000
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Birthplace of:
John Harvey
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Folk Customs:
Choosing Day, Brightlingsea
Kichel throwing in Harwich
Mad Maldon Mud Race
Opening the Oyster Fishery
Plough Monday
The Dunmow Flitch

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Wivenhoe is an ancient town on the banks of the Colne River in the county of Essex, home to just over ten thousand people. The town has links far back into history when the Romans and Saxons came here, and has an interesting mix of half timbered houses, Victorian and modern buildings, and attractive 18th Century bow fronted cottages that line the Quayside. It was renowned for its fishing fleet, and ship building, and although the fishing fleet has all but gone there are colourful yachts and pleasure craft to be seen along the picturesque waterfront. The town has a vibrant feel with a lively artisan scene of talented artists capturing the quaint streets and waterfront, and writers who have been inspired to put pen to paper. There are many unusual shops that span the centuries and will keep the hungriest of shoppers satisfied, restaurants offering something for everyone, and pubs with a vibrant feel as the student population from the university nearby swells the numbers. Of course there is always the opportunity to take pleasing riverside walks or strolls through the interesting streets which will reward visitors with hidden treasures, from museums and art galleries, to the church of St Mary the Virgin whose tower dates back to the 15th Century.


Colin E Brodie & Associates
Wivenhoe Dental Practice


The Avenue Surgery

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Black Buoy Inn
Horse & Groom Inn
Hunters Inn


Broomgrove Infant School


Chariot Cabs
Wivenhoe Station Cars

Sports Clubs

Wivenhoe Sailing Club (Sailing)
Wivenhoe Town (Amateur Football)


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Pheasant Suites (2.35 miles)

Pheasant Suites

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Pheasant Lodge is situated in the grounds of the non working Balls Farm. The 17th century Farm House is surrounded by fields and wildlife and located less than two miles ... More

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Rose & Crown Hotel (2.95 miles)

Rose & Crown Hotel

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Within walking distance of Colchester town centre, this 14th-century posting house, restored over the centuries, is within easy reach of East Anglia's historic sights.
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Red Lion Hotel (3.39 miles)

Red Lion Hotel

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The Red Lion Hotel is an historical Grade I listed building (1465) located in the town centre of historic Colchester. The hotel is located in the town centre and has excellent transport ... More

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George of Colchester (3.40 miles)

George of Colchester

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A 500-year-old coaching house, steeped in history, located in the heart of Colchester, England's oldest recorded town. Please note the hotel does not have a lift or any rooms on the ... More

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Old Courthouse Inn (3.60 miles)

Old Courthouse Inn

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The Old Courthouse Inn, Great Bromley, Essex, is a 17th Century Inn, which was an actual "Courthouse" with gallows across the road. The Courthouse became an Inn in 1822 and ... More

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Globe Hotel (3.81 miles)

Globe Hotel

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This historic Grade II listed building dating back to 1700 is a 10 minute walk from the town centre and train station, and offers renovated, comfortable interiors. Restored to a high standard, ... More

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Riverside Hotel (3.82 miles)

Riverside Hotel

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With free parking and free Wi-Fi, this Tudor building dates back to 1604 and is situated on the banks of the River Colne, close to Colchester’s town centre and the railway ... More

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Premier Inn Colchester Central (3.85 miles)

Ideally located within easy reach of the A12. Local attractions include a leisure centre and health spa and Colchester castle. Conveniently located for Colchester train station. For shops and local amenities Colchester town centre is ... More | visit website
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Folkards Barn (4.04 miles)

Folkards Barn

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This hidden oasis, set in 26 acres and converted to exacting standards, enjoys a covered terrace for alfresco dining and glorious views over an undulating landscape encompassing ... More

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Ramada Colchester (4.73 miles)

Ramada Colchester

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The Ramada Colchester is a fine base for exploring Constable Country and the East Anglian coastline. The hotel is convenient for all major routes from London and Harwich and is close ... More

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