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Green Flag Award

The beautiful parkland around Wivenhoe House hotel has been given a top award.

Liquor Whisky Alcohol Beverage Booze Drink

What do you know about Whisky?

As a warm-up to our whisky dinner in November, we dipped our toes into the spirit world to discover some amazing claims about the health benefits of Uisge Beatha or the Water of Life as whisky was originally known.

Jenny Hand

Munnings Q&A

Ahead of our first ever art dinner on Friday 15 September we sat down with Jenny Hand, Director of The Munnings Art Museum


How to choose wines for your wedding

If the thought of choosing wine to suit all your wedding guests has you reaching for the bottle, don’t worry about it, advises Wivenhoe House’s resident wine expert, Lionel Lachasseigne.

Garden Party at Wivenhoe House

The Practical Guide to Organising Events

Ever have that sinking feeling when your boss asks you to arrange a conference or a party? Well, have no fear, Wivenhoe House based. Edge Hotel School lecturer Philip Berners has written a comprehensive guide to organising events. The Practical Guide to Organising Events, published by Routledge, is a useful step by step guide for […]

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Raise a glass to no alcohol

If you’re the designated driver or opting not to drink alcohol for health reasons, it can appear a bit flat not to have a glass of fizz in your hands at celebration time. It can be equally frustrating when everyone has gathered for your special occasion, such as your baby shower, and the closest you […]


find us, however you travel
By car:

Whether approaching Wivenhoe House from London and the South or Ipswich and the North via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester (A133). Follow the A133 towards Clacton, ignore the entrance to the Knowledge Gateway, continue along the A133 then take the B1028 for Wivenhoe before turning right into Boundary Road, then right again into Park Road. The entrance for Wivenhoe House is shared with the University of Essex but Park Road leads you through Wivenhoe Park and you will be able to see the glorious house from the road.

For Sat Nav please use CO7 9HT and then follow signage to Wivenhoe House. Please note, some Sat Navs may direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park so please check our PDF Map

Download our PDF Map

By train:

Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour. Also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich. Some trains from London (Liverpool Street) also stop at Wivenhoe Station. When travelling from the Clacton/Walton direction, alight at Wivenhoe or Hythe Stations.

By plane:

Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.