Chelmsford, a bustling metropolis in the county town of Essex is a popular tourist attraction for families, couples and friends. With a busy calendar of events to choose from, there’s plenty to do and see when you stay in one of our hotels in Chelmsford. It’s here you’ll discover a wide variety of boutiques and shops, various sporting venues, an array of places to eat and drink and a range of festivals to partake in. This area is also a prevalent destination for those who enjoy the great outdoors, as it’s home to plenty of scenery.

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Book one of our Chelmsford hotels and you’ll be impressed by the town’s spectacular events programme as well as its many attractions. One of the most visited tourist spots is Chelmsford Cathedral, located just over a mile from our Chelmsford hotel; this magnificent establishment dates back to 1914 and hosts a popular series of lunchtime concerts. If you’re interested in visiting more cultural spots, Chelmsford Museum is another must-visit attraction, which sits at the heart of Oakland’s Park and just nine miles from our Basildon Wickford hotel. Essex Police Museum is also close by  - an establishment that is said to be haunted – home to a Victorian cell, a 1960’s Noddy car, a real police uniform and a charge book from 1914.

Things to do in Chelmsford

As well as an array of cultural attractions, Chelmsford is also home to Cramphorn Theatre, a great place to visit if you wish to watch a concert, comedy, music, ballet or a pantomime performance. Situated in the heart of the city’s West End, it’s a must-visit attraction if you choose to stay in one of our hotels in Chelmsford. The Chelmsford Miniature Railway is also nearby and is a great place to take the kids, especially on Sundays when free rides are available to the public. It’s here you’ll discover a handful of miniature equivalents for working trains.