The charming town of Wivenhoe sits in the Essex countryside, just south of the city of Colchester. Situated on the banks of the River Colne, it's the perfect place to explore the unique, low-lying landscapes Nearby. Head north to National Trust Bourne Mill, a Grade I listed watermill that's the perfect spot for a waterside picnic, or take the 25 minute drive south to National Trust Copt Hall marshes, loved by cyclists and birdwatchers alike thanks to its tranquil trails and rare birds species. In town you can find delightfully traditional pubs in the winding streets of the compact centre.
Let off steam in Colchester
Wivenhoe is perfectly-placed for a night out in buzzing Colchester, just a 20 minute drive to the north. For culture vultures, Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Arts Centre and Mercury Theatre offer live drama, music and comedy. For vibrant bars and friendly pubs, head to the High Street or North Hill. The compact centre is also home to a buzzing food scene, with French, Japanese and contemporary British food all on offer.
Discover Dedham Vale
Just 20 minutes north of Wivenhoe sits the elegant Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, immortalised as Constable Country in John Constable's famous 'Dedham Value' painting in 1802. Today it retains charming ancient woodlands that are perfect for strolling or picnicking. Located within the reserve is La Talbooth, renowned for its superb French food.
Looking for a cheap hotel Near Wivenhoe? Travelodge Clacton-on-Sea Central Hotel and Travelodge Colchester Feering Hotel are both less than 10 miles away.