Getting Here

Lion Walk and Red Lion Yard are located right at the heart of Colchester, just off the High Street.

Find us by car

Vineyard Street car park is conveniently located for Lion Walk and Red Lion Yard at just one minute’s walk away. Head for Osbourne Street and follow the signs for the car park or use postcode CO2 7DG for sat nav.

Parking Deals

There are some great parking deals available to visitors – from £3.50 all day at St John’s to only 50p on Sundays at selected sites.

You can find all the details at www.colchester.gov.uk/parking

Travel Greener

As part of our wider commitment to the environment, Lion Walk & Red Lion Yard aims to raise awareness of sustainable ways of travelling to and from the town centre.

Have a look at our graphic and check out the list below for more info on various modes of transport to work out which one is best for you.

Find us by rail

Colchester Town railway station is located within a five minute walk of Lion Walk and Red Lion Yard. To plan your journey, visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 08457 48 49 50.

Find us by bus

First Group bus routes via Colchester town centre go past Lion Walk on a regular basis. To plan your journey, visit www.firstgroup.com or call 0871 200 2233.

Park & Ride

Colchester’s Park & Ride is now open – located just off Junction 28 of the A12.

  • Buses do a loop of the town before heading back
  • Service runs Monday to Saturday
  • Adult daily tickets £3
  • Adult weekly season ticket £12
  • Adult monthly season ticket £48
  • Children (aged between 5 and 15 years inclusive) – daily £1
  • Children under 5 years old travel for free at all times
  • Buses depart from Park & Ride from 7am, the last bus to the Park & Ride leaves just before 7pm
  • Buses run every 15 minutes (more often at peak times)

For more information go to: http://tinyurl.com/ouutcop or go to the Essex County Council’s website.

CYCLING

See the Sustrans cycle routes in Colchester here.

Cycle parking is installed at Lion Walk.

BIKE & GO

Hire a bike from Colchester station to continue your journey.

Click here to check availability.

ELECTRONIC VEHICLES – ZAP-MAP

Zap-Map is focused on providing the best possible information to support the growing Electric Vehicle community. Users can submit a new charge point for inclusion and report an issue with an existing unit.

Search for electronic charging points in and around Colchester here.

CAR SHARE

The Essex Carshare scheme, developed by Essex County Council, is a free to use service that will match you up with potential sharers as a driver or as a passenger. Choose to share your car journey as little or as often as you like, with whoever you like.

Find out more and see who’s going your way here.

Plus priority parking for car sharers here.