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Where is Colchester?

Colchester is located in the county of Essex, Eastern England, three miles north-west of the town of Wivenhoe, and 51 miles north-east of London. Colchester lies five miles south of the Suffolk border. Colchester falls within the district council of Colchester, under the county council of Essex. It is in the CO1 postcode district. The post town for Colchester is Colchester.

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Colchester on a map

Map showing extent of Colchester as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of Colchester
Map showing location of Colchester within the UK
Location of Colchester within the UK

Which county is Colchester in?

Colchester is in the ceremonial county of Essex, the historic county of Essex, and the administrative county of Essex.

Ceremonial CountyEssex
Historic CountyEssex
Administrative CountyEssex

Where is Colchester in Essex?

Colchester is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Essex, and towards the easternmost extremity of Essex.

Map showing location of Colchester within Essex
Location of Colchester within Essex

What is the postcode for Colchester?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Colchester is CO1 9TN.

Where is Colchester in CO1?

Colchester is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the CO1 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the CO1 postcode district.

Map showing location of Colchester within CO1
Location of Colchester within CO1

What is the post town for Colchester?

The post town for Colchester is Colchester. Colchester is in the CO1 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Colchester.

What is the latitude and longitude of Colchester?

The centre of Colchester is located at position 51.88971° latitude and 0.89935° longitude.

Latitude51.88971°
Longitude0.89935°

What is the easting and northing of Colchester?

The centre of Colchester is located at the grid reference easting 599613 and northing 225212 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting599613
Northing225212

What are the nearest towns to Colchester?

Position of Colchester relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Colchester to the centre of the town.

north-west
3m
Colchester is 3 miles north-west of Wivenhoe
north-west
8m
Colchester is 8 miles north-west of Brightlingsea
north
8m
Colchester is 8 miles north of West Mersea
south-west
8m
Colchester is 8 miles south-west of Manningtree
east
9m
Colchester is 9 miles east of Coggeshall
south
11m
Colchester is 11 miles south of Hadleigh
east
12m
Colchester is 12 miles east of Halstead
south-east
13m
Colchester is 13 miles south-east of Sudbury
north-east
13m
Colchester is 13 miles north-east of Witham
north-west
13m
Colchester is 13 miles north-west of Clacton-on-Sea

What are the nearest cities to Colchester?

Position of Colchester relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Colchester to the centre of the city.

north-east
21m
Colchester is 21 miles north-east of Chelmsford
south-east
40m
Colchester is 40 miles south-east of Cambridge
north
43m
Colchester is 43 miles north of Canterbury
south-east
44m
Colchester is 44 miles south-east of Ely
north-east
50m
Colchester is 50 miles north-east of City of London
north-east
51m
Colchester is 51 miles north-east of London
north-east
52m
Colchester is 52 miles north-east of City of Westminster
south
54m
Colchester is 54 miles south of Norwich
east
54m
Colchester is 54 miles east of St Albans
south-east
68m
Colchester is 68 miles south-east of Peterborough

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