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National Waiters’ Day Race

Balancing a tray and a bottle, competitors in the first ever East of England National Waiters’ Day Race raced across the grounds at Wivenhoe House hotel. This is the first time this annual event, founded by restauranteur and First Dates presenter Fred Siriex, has been held outside the capital. As well as having fun, the […]


7 ways to enjoy Christmas 2016

Thanks to 2016 being a Leap Year, Christmas Day has skipped to Sunday this year, moving the Bank Holidays to Monday and Tuesday. All this means that you need just three days’ leave to have a 10 day break from Saturday 24 December, returning to your desk on Tuesday 3 January. That’s all really good […]


American Wine Blog

As the debate rages on in the US Presidential elections, it’s time to turn your attention to something we can all agree is a popular choice – American wine. On Friday 25 November, Wivenhoe House’s wonderful sommelier Lionel Lachasseigne, will be taking us on an entertaining and informative journey across the oceans to discover the […]


Be bold, be beautiful

The cheery email has arrived about the office Christmas party and your finger is hovering over the delete button at the thought of shopping for a new outfit, well think again. If you’d rather spend your money on enjoying yourself at the party, be bold and rescue last year’s party dress from the back of […]

national trust live

National Theatre Live

Love Theatre? Love Wivenhoe House as the Lakeside Theatre, just five minutes’ walk away, will be showing live National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company productions from November. Some of the best productions from the best theatre venues in the country will be projected live into the theatre, starting at 7.30 pm, giving you enough time […]


Be a chocolate smartie pants

It might take only seconds to devour a chocolate bar, but it has taken centuries to perfect this much-loved treat. As we approach National Chocolate Week, starting on Monday 10 October, it’s time to unwrap a few choice choccie facts. Cocoa was first cultivated and eaten by the Olmec people, 1500-400 BC.  From the third […]


10 things you need to know about chocolate

We are looking forward to National Chocolate Week here at Wivenhoe House and to celebrate we have put together a list of 10 things you need to know about chocolate   The name chocolate comes from the Aztec word “xocalati” (bitter water) – Not at all surprising, being that they concocted a drink by combining […]


Anniversary painting unveiled

Wivenhoe House hotel has launched its latest art exhibition, celebrating 200 years since John Constable painted ‘Wivenhoe Park’. The centrepiece of the exhibition is a specially commissioned piece called Wivenhoe Water, by artist Kate Bright, who grew up in Suffolk and is now based in London, who was chosen from a field of nearly 40 […]


History in the making

Proud as we are of our Constable connections, we are equally excited about our involvement in Radical Essex an innovative programme of events celebrating the county’s crucial role in the history of British modernism. Led by Focal Point Gallery in Southend-on-Sea in collaboration with Visit Essex and Firstsite in Colchester, Radical Essex runs throughout this […]


It’s a Jolly Holiday with The Hotel Nanny

With the average age for first time mothers now over 30, some parents may not wish to sacrifice their previously enjoyed luxury holiday breaks, just because there is a welcome new addition to the family. If you’re used to spoiling yourself with a spot of fine-dining, a shopping spree or a round of golf while […]


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

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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.