the latest offers, news and events at Wivenhoe House


Gardening with nature in mind

Beautiful gardens are one thing, but there’s nothing better than creating an environment that attracts a variety of wildlife just outside your own back door.

Beach huts

Splash out on a staycation

More than eighty per cent of Britons would rather holiday in the UK than endure the hassle of travelling abroad, a survey has revealed. According to the survey of nearly 3,000 people, conducted for Go Outdoors, the rising cost of holidays abroad and increased security at airports has encouraged more people to look closer to […]

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Cateys success

Wivenhoe House hotel and the Edge Hotel School have both made the shortlists in the leading hospitality industry awards. General Manager at Wivenhoe House Oliver Brown is in the final three for Manager of the Year and Principal at the Edge Hotel School, Andrew Boer, is in the final four for the Education and Training […]


New Honywood painting

Wivenhoe House is the new home for an imposing mid -19th century painting of Essex landowner William Philip Honywood II, his steed and Harrier hounds.


New art in the brasserie

Wivenhoe has long been a haven for the artistic community, including painters Francis Bacon and James Dodds.

Murder Mystery evening at Wivenhoe House

The making of a murder

Themed nights out go in and out of fashion, but there’s one surefire winner that will keep everyone entertained. You don’t have to be a detective to figure it out – of course, it is murder mystery evenings.

Practice for National Waiters' Day (1)

National Waiter’s Day 2017

Forget the London Marathon, the big running event of the year arrives at Wivenhoe House on Tuesday 16 May when the National Waiters’ Day race launches from the starting blocks. The National Waiters’ Day race is an annual hospitality industry occasion, celebrating the wonderful front of house staff working in hotels and restaurants around the […]


Anyone for Gin?

How can a simple spirit flavoured with juniper be so varied and so delectable?


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.