Colchester is a thriving, modern, yet historic town the heart of Essex with lots to offer. Claimed to be the oldest town in Britain, dating back to the Roman era, Colchester is rich with history such a Colchester Castle among other attractions such as Colchester Zoo.

Looking for a decent night out? Well Colchester has you covered, with theatres, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs all on your doorstep in the town centre.

One student accommodation in Colchester is The Maltings, which is only 1 mile away from The University of Essex’s Colchester campus. This ideal accommodation is a mix of shared flats and private studios, and is within walking distance to a range of shops, bars and restaurants.


As you would expect from an area with such a rich history and buzzing student population, there are countless attractions in Colchester catering to every taste. From the gorgeous green spaces of Castle Park and Hilly Fields, to the riveting Roman ruins and flamboyant art galleries, you will not be disappointed.

If a lively night out is on the agenda, you could check out the Silk Road Lounge & Cocktail Bar and the quirky Hole in the Wall, or if it’s a more laid-back evening of dining on a budget, The Olive Branch offers an array of Middle Eastern treats and Playhouse provides traditional pub grub.