Getting There

Brightlingsea is in North East Essex, 8 miles south-east of Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town, and on the edge of Constable Country.


At the weekend trains run hourly from London Liverpool Street Station to Colchester North Station taking approximately one hour.  Taxis are available at Colchester North Station which will take about 25 minutes to Brightlingsea. Alternatively the No.87 Hedingham bus goes directly to Brightlingsea from several bus stops around ColchesterTown. (It does not stop at Colchester North station)

Check train timetables at


A12 – A120 – A133 – Brightlingsea is at the end of the B1029.

For Satnav users the postcode for All Saints’ is  CO7 0RZ


When arriving by road please follow the road signs to the Festival Shuttle Bus. The bus can be boarded in the town centre at Victoria Place, CO7 0BP (outside the Brewers Pub) or in the car park of the Co-op East of England store in Samsons Road, CO7 0RN. Click on the link below to the Festival Shuttle Bus map (coming shortly)