Visit Wivenhoe and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Wivenhoe, Essex, is on the River Come, 5 miles from Colchester. On the other side of the river once linked by ferry is Rowhedge. Wivenhoe park was painted by Constable and is now the site of the University of Essex whose tall tower blocks are already a prominent feature of the landscape. The original house was built in 1758—61 hut was much altered and enlarged in the 1850s.
The attractive quay is still as it was long ago, a centre for boat building. The Church of St Mary the Virgin is mainly 19th century, though the west tower dates from 1500 and is surmounted by a wooden cupola of later date. Inside is a majestic brass to William, Viscount Beaumont, d. 1507. In East Street, South of the church, is a house with one of the finest displays of pargeting in East Anglia.
Gourmets will appreciate the local oysters, an important industry.
Adjacent islands/cities/towns/villages: Abberton, Aldham, Alresford, Ardleigh, Birch, Boxted, Bradfield, Brightlingsea, Clacton-on-Sea, Colchester, Copford, Dedham, Fingringhoe, Fordham, Great Bentley, Great Bromley, Great Horkesley, Great Wigborough, Lawford, Layer de la Haye, Layer Marney, Lexden, Little Bentley, Little Bromley, Little Wigborough, Manningtree, Mersea Island, Mile End, Mistley, Peldon, Rowhedge, Salcott, St. Osyth, Stanway, Thorrington, Tollesbury, Virley, Weeley, West Bergholt, West Mersea, Wissington, Wormingford
Have you decided to visit Wivenhoe or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Wivenhoe bed and breakfast (a Wivenhoe B&B or Wivenhoe b and b)
- a Wivenhoe guesthouse
- a Wivenhoe hotel (or motel)
- a Wivenhoe self-catering establishment, or
- other Wivenhoe accommodation