Travel & Accommodation

The ICENI Centre is part of the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, one of the largest Trusts in the East of England. Colchester is the oldest recorded town in Britain; today it is a thriving, modern town with an excellent selection of shops, hotels and restaurants.

Please note that there are currently roadworks in Colchester.  Please allow up to 20 minutes to your journey time.


By air
London Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes by road.

By rail
Travel to Colchester North Station by direct link from London Liverpool Street station (10 minute walk from the station).

By road
Satellite navigation users should use postcode CO4 5JL

From the North

Take junction 28 from the A12 then first exit at the roundabout. Take the second exit at the next roundabout. At the traffic lights go straight ahead, then turn left at the next set of traffic lights onto Mill Road. At the mini roundabout turn right (second exit) onto Turner Road. Follow the road round and take the second entrance (South Entrance) to the hospital on the right. Turn right into the visitors’ car park.

From the South

Approach Colchester from the A12 and take junction 28 (signposted Stadium and Park & Ride). Take the third exit at the roundabout, the second exit at the next roundabout and follow directions as above.


Parking is available at the main visitor carpark which has number plate recognition. At the end of the visit, please enter your number plate into the machine available and pay the amount owing.

Park & Ride

Colchester Park and Ride is located to the north of the A12, just off junction 28. From January 2017, it will stop along the Northern Approach Road, which is close to Colchester General Hospital.

The park and ride service will cost £3 for unlimited journeys on the day of ticket purchase enabling easy access to and from the A12 park and ride base to the hospital and into the town centre.

Local Accommodation

Premier Inn, Colchester Town Centre (Castle) hotel, St Peters Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1HY

Dragonfly Hotel, A12, Ardleigh, Colchester CO7 7QY
Tel: 01206 230900

The Holiday Inn, Abbotts Lane, Eight Ash Green, Colchester CO6 3QL
Tel: 0871 942 9020

Wivenhoe House Hotel, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ
Tel: 01206 863666

The Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, Keepers Lane, Leavenheath, Colchester CO6 4PZ
Tel: 01206 262836

Colchester Feering Travelodge, A12 London Road Northbound, Feering, Colchester, CO5 9EL
Tel: 08719 846029

Swan Housing Hospital Accommodation – subject to availability.
Call Lara Rogers on 01206 747508 or email

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