Hotel, Hostel and Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
The city of Chelmsford has a long history that dates back to the Roman occupation of England and saw a rapid growth with the arrival of the Industrial Revolution. The wealth and economic prosperity within Chelmsford led to the town centre and outer areas of the region seeing many impressive buildings constructed that are now some of the best known in Essex, including the historic Writtle College that dates to 1893.
The area has remained popular in modern times because of the ease with which travellers can make their way into London and explore areas of Essex and south east England. Chelmsford itself is a well known area for its mix of historic and modern attractions, and the festivals and events that take place in the area that attract visitors from around the World to this region of Essex.
Numerous cheap hotels, hostels and charming b&b’s or guest houses are spread all over the town centre. These accommodations are well places for visiting the famous V festival. The local University and Writtle College can easily be reached. Some establishments provide family rooms and a free breakfast.
A good place to stay overnight
Around the city there are a number of accommodation options for those seeking individual and family rooms from cheap hotels to b&b’s. The city has a number of bed and breakfast options, which offer a family friendly option to visit the region and spend some time exploring the history and modern attractions that fill the area.
Visitors can make the choice of where they wish to stay in the region, from the rural outskirts of the area to the redeveloped West End that features luxury accommodation options and a number of high quality shops, bars and restaurants.
The historic town centre can also be a good place to stay within the city as this provides easy access to the railway station linking the area to London and the rest of the UK. Staying in family rooms in the town centre can also offer an easy way to explore and enjoy this historic area of England, which sees many historic buildings now used as bed and breakfast accommodation and cheap hotels popular with visitors.
Popular attractions in town include the Chelmsford Museum, Essex County Cricket Club, Riverside Ice and Leisure and Cathedral.
Popular events held in the town centre
One of the most popular events occurring in the area is the World famous V Festival that takes place each year in August in Hylands Park, with the V Festival attracting the top musical acts in the World. Many people choose to seek accommodation within the area and others sleep at the site in the tented village.
Alongside the V Festival, Hylands park is well known for being the home of Hylands House, a listed building that was built in the 18th century in a Queen Anne style. Exploring the grounds can be done with the stable area of the house is now a visitor centre that details the history of the house, which is situated close to historic Writtle College.
From any of the b&b’s in the area the local cathedral can be explored with its Gothic architecture that dates back as far as the 13th century. Many local areas can be explored from Chelmsford, which include the many attractions of the North Sea coast that includes a large number of birds and local wildlife found at the Blackwater Estuary in nearby Maldon.
Writtle College and Anglia Ruskin University
University college, previously known as Writtle Agricultural College. It’s a partner institution of the University of Essex, located just outside Chelmsford.
Address of Anglia Ruskin University : Bishop Hall Lane, CM1 1SQ
Large campus of the Anglia Ruskin University which has more than 30,000 students.
Chelmsford in Essex England UK
Location : this town is located in eastern part of England in the heart of Essex, about 30 miles from central London, which is to the south-west. Cambridge city centre and university can easily be reached by the M11 motorway.
The city has good access to fast roads towards Colchester Essex, Braintree, Romford, Southend (airport hotel) and Lakeside Shopping Centre.
Stansted airport, which is less than 30 minutes away, can easily be reached by the regular X30 Bus Service.
Region : East of England
County : Essex
Nearby Attractions and Sights
Tropical Wings Zoo
(Wickford Road, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5QZ England UK)
See exotic animals, fish, birds and free flying butterflies in the lovely Tropical House. Great for families.
RHS Garden Hyde Hall
(Creephedge Lane, Essex CM3 8ET, United Kingdom)
Public garden, beautiful for picnics. There is plenty of space to walk around and admire the newly planted avenues and beds.
(London Road, CM2 8WQ England UK)
Hylands House is an impressive Grade II neo-classical villa. The park that surrounding the villa is perfect for walking the dog or simply relaxing.
(New Street, CM1 1TY Essex England)
Church dedicated to St Mary the Virgin, St Peter and St Cedd. This beautiful cathedral is located behind the busy shopping area of the city, which makes it an ideal break from the hustle and bustle.