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Removals to Colchester: A Guide to the Town

If you are moving to Essex, and require removals to Colchester, this ancient town is a fantastic place to settle, with great shopping facilities, interesting tourist attractions and a lively night-life.

The first step in relocating is finding a reputable removal company and, at Greens, we are proud of our reputation in East Anglia. Since our company was founded in 1970, we have become one of the region's biggest and best known privately-owned removal companies, providing UK wide removals, including removals to Colchester, and international business and household moves.

We are British Association of Removers (BAR) registered for removals, which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to customer service. Not only this, but we have gained all three of the removals-related British and European Quality Service Standards – which is quite an achievement! So, if you are looking for removals to Colchester, you know that you can rely on us for your move.

For more information about our UK or international removals, including removals to Colchester, contact our friendly team direct on 01449 – 613053, or follow the link below and we will be happy to help.

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Removals to Colchester, Essex: Moving to Colchester

If you are moving to Essex, Colchester is a great place to settle as it brings you the best of everything – a lively town, steeped in history with plenty of things to do at weekends, from visiting the local attractions, to enjoying a night on the town.

If you are moving to Colchester to work in the Capital, you are well placed for a daily commute, as London is just under an hour's reach by train. However, if your job requires you to travel abroad, Colchester is the ideal base as Stansted Airport is less than half an hour's drive away.

Colchester has excellent facilities; it's a university town and home to 1960's built Essex University, which has a good reputation internationally. The university's main campus is at Wivenhoe Park, just two miles from Colchester, which is within easy reach for the 9,000 students to sample the town's nightlife.

In addition to its student population, Colchester also has a sizeable army population and is home to the 16th Air Assault Brigade.

In fact Colchester has been a garrison town since the Roman times and was Britain's capital for a time, during the Roman Era. Recent recognition of its importance was sought when an application was made for city status in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Year in 2012. Unfortunately, this was unsuccessful but the town, which has a population of well over 100,000 people, is still very much on the rise and has been declared one of the nation's fastest growing towns.

Removals to Colchester, Essex: Places to Visit in Colchester

Colchester is a fantastic base as it's within easy reach of the countryside and the coast. However, if you are planning on exploring sights closer to home, you won't be disappointed as there's a host of attractions in the town, from ancient buildings, to museums and animal parks.

One of the most visited attractions is Colchester Castle, which is an almost complete Norman Castle and is now a museum. The castle grounds play host to all sorts of activities throughout the year including music festivals, sporting events and the November firework display.

Another must see is Colchester Zoo which draws 800,000 visitors a year. It is a top attraction and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013. In addition to this, it is a past winner of the prestigious 'Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award' presented by the East of England Tourist Board.

If you love shopping, there're some great shopping opportunities in Colchester from boutiques, high street shops, to the plush department store William and Griffiths where you can pamper yourself at the make-up counter, relax in the beauty salon, dine in the top floor restaurant or buy some fantastic designer clothing. After an afternoon's retail therapy, just sit back, relax and enjoy a brew in one of the town's cafes.

Removals to Colchester, Essex: Living in Colchester

If you are looking for property in Colchester, there are all sorts of properties on the market, ranging from one and two bedroom flats and studio apartments to family homes and substantial properties.

Prices (as of 2013) average at £55,000 - £75,000 for a studio apartment in the town centre, to £70,000 – 100,000 for a one bedroom flat, £85,000 - £125,000 for a two bedroom house, 125,000 - £160,000 for a three bedroom house, £160,000 - £230,000 for a four bedroom and up to £2.2 million for a 6 bedroom mansion with grounds, substantial grounds, stabling and a staff flat.

Removals to Colchester, Essex: Getting Out and About in Colchester

The easiest – and cheapest – way to get out and about in Colchester is by foot as much of the town is pedestrianised. Cycling is another option, although it's important to be wary of the traffic, especially during rush hour.

The town centre is easy to negotiate by car but, if you would rather travel by public transport, all buses serve the town centre. If you prefer a cab, there are various mini-cab firms serving the Colchester area.

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