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BEST WESTERN Atlantic Hotel

Brook Street, Off New Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1PP

Ratings & Awards

3 stars Hotels that are inspected by the AA for their level of service and facilities are reflected in the number of stars awarded.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free Internet
  • Free parking onsite (60 spaces)
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • WIFI
  • No Lift
  • 24hr service
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

Get in touch

08445 76 76 76
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near the BEST WESTERN Atlantic Hotel, Chelmsford

Twenty20 Cup: Essex Eagles

The Friends Life T20 begins with a group format in June, before quarter finals in July and Finals Day at Southampton's Rose Bowl in August. Essex Eagles play their home games at the Ford County Ground in Chelmsford.

Available : Jun - Aug 2013 (annual)

V Festival - Hylands Park

Summer festival fever hits the country once again as the dual-site V Festival comes to Chelmsford's Hylands Park and Weston Park in Staffordshire. Ensuring nobody need miss out, again this year many of the acts play both locations on alternate days.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Hylands House and Estate

Hylands House is a magnificent Grade II listed property set in an expanse of Essex parkland. Once a red brick Queen Anne style mansion, the house dates back to 1730 and has undergone stages of vast transformation over the years.

Available : Mon and Sun only

Southend Discovery Centre

Part of Southend's Central Museum, the Southend Discovery Centre promotes a hands-on approach to delving into all aspects of the area's local history. This makes it as fascinating for adults as it is for school children.

Available : Daily; not Mon or Sun

Focal Point Gallery

The Focal Point Gallery in Southend-on-Sea specialises in media arts and photography, hosting a programme of cutting-edge contemporary art exhibitions. The gallery is located on the second floor of the town's Central Library.

Available : Daily; not Sun

Offset Festival

Offset Festival presents a weekend of live music in the rustic setting of Hainault Forest Country Park, just outside London. The festival's name may make it sound ecologically directed but we're assured that things get really messy here.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Southend Festival of the Air

The Southend Festival of the Air is one of Europe's largest free air shows. Aerial demonstrations and wing walkers fly high over Southend's seafront. On the ground there are exhibitions by the RAF, Royal Navy and Army, giant inflatables and more.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Festival of Fireworks at Southend Seafront

There are at least some benefits to the nights getting darker earlier in winter. On Saturdays from October to November Southend's Seafront is illuminated by a free and fabulous fireworks display. Local bands entertain spectators at ground level.

Available : Oct - Nov 2013; Sat only (annual)

Ganesh Hindu Festival

Southend's seafront is always a good place for a party and one of the biggest is the Ganesh Hindu Festival. Attracting thousands annually, it celebrates the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed god. Events are concentrated on Shoebury East Beach.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Southend-on-Sea Carnival and Illuminated Procession

The carnival is a highlight of Southend-on-Sea's summer festivities. A week of fun is capped by an illuminated procession on the last day, when the seafront lights are switched on and a spectacular fireworks display takes place.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Adventure Island

Screams of delight ring out from Southend-on-Sea's Adventure Island, where children run between rides like Jumping Jolly Roger's, Pharoah's Fury and Dragon's Claw. The rides and entry fee are categorised by height and divided into Mini, Junior and Big Adventures.

Available : Daily

Southend Pier

Southend's pride and joy is undoubtedly its pier, the longest pleasure pier in the world at 1.33 miles. Dating back to 1830, it has amazingly survived countless fires and boat collisions, the area's economic hardship as well as two world wars.

Available : Daily

Henry Moore Foundation at Perry Green

Tucked away in Hertfordshire's undulating countryside, Perry Green was English sculptor Henry Moore's home from 1940 until 1977. The gardens, barns and sheep fields contain numerous sculptures, drawings and lithographs, tapestries, working models and carvings made by the artist.

Available : Mar - Aug 2013; not Mon (annual)

Sealife Adventure

Whoever scoffs at the idea of sharks and piranhas residing off England's coastline will have to eat their words at Southend's Sealife Adventure. Children and adults alike spend hours getting close to and admiring unknown underwater life.

Available : Daily

Kursaal Complex

Southend-on-Sea's Kursaal Complex retains some of its original grandeur and is affectionately used as a point of reference by both locals and visitors. These days it contains a bowling alley, casino, amusement arcade and a popular fast-food restaurant.

Available : Daily

Mercury Theatre

Theatre and music buffs can catch a performance at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester's leading performing arts venue.

Available : Daily

Tymperleys Clock Museum

One might think that time stopped still a few centuries ago when walking into the 15th-century house that is the Tymperleys Clock Museum in Colchester. It contains one of the largest collections of clocks in Britain.

Available : Apr - Oct 2013; not Mon or Sun (annual)

Roman River Music Festival

The Roman River Music Festival, first held in 2000, fills intimate and atmospheric medieval churches in idyllic villages (Dedham, Stoke by Nayland, Fordham, Lawford, Fingringhoe, East Mersea, Copford, Layer Marney and Abberton churches) as well as venues in Colchester, with world-class folk, jazz, soul and classical music. 

Available : Sep - Oct 2013 (annual)

Chantry Heritage Centre

The Chantry Heritage Centre is a small museum housed within a 14th-century chapel. Inside there is an ornate Jacobean staircase and displays on Gravesend's local industries and Roman history, including Roman coins excavated from nearby Springhead.

Available : Apr - Sep 2013; Weekends only (annual)

Colchester Natural History Museum

Colchester's intriguing Natural History Museum explores the elements and wildlife in the region with its displays of natural habitats, fish, birds and marine animals. Situated in the former All Saints Church, the hands-on displays, live animals and nature reserve make for a fun-filled family day out.

Available : Daily

Castle Open Evening and Christmas Market

In true festive spirit, Colchester Castle opens its doors to the public for free for one evening. Alongside the castle's usual attractions, an on-site Christmas market ensures plenty of Christmas cheer for all ages, complete with snow and Santa Claus.

Available : Dec 2013 (annual)

Light Up a Life

A sombre, but special, occasion, Light Up a Life at Colchester Castle supports St Helena Hospice. Following a procession, a tree will be lit in the castle grounds, with each light representing an individual cared for in the home.

Available : Dec 2013 (annual)

Colchester Castle

Once capital of Roman Britain, Colchester boasts an impressive castle built on the foundations of the Roman temple of Claudius, parts of which can still be seen today. The castle has the largest keep ever built by the Normans and since the 16th century it's been a ruin, a library and a gaol for witches. Today the castle is a popular family attraction housing an award-winning museum complete with hands-on exhibitions documenting Colchester's history from the Stone Age to the Civil war.

Available : Daily

Standon Calling

The intimate Standon Calling festival returns to the grounds of a 16th-century Hertfordshire manor house with cutting-edge live music, DJs and boutique camping. Intriguing components of this special festival include an underwater disco in the manor swimming pool!

Available : Aug 2013; not Wed (annual)

Fireworks Display

Cheshunt Park celebrates Guy Fawkes night with a huge fireworks display. The evening's entertainment includes food and refreshments, a bonfire and a funfair.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)


Bluewater, close to the M25 near Dartford, is a shopper's paradise with more than 330 stores, 12 cinemas and a range of leisure activities from rock climbing to fishing. It is one of Kent's most popular visitor attractions.

Available :

TreeJumpers Skypark@Bluewater

At the Treejumpers Skypark in Bluewater shopping centre, everyone from seven to 70 can enjoy three-hour sessions of adrenalin-filled fun. Scale the climbing wall, balance on the aerial trek's tightropes or whizz across the lake at 30mph on zip wires.

Available : Fri, Sat, and Sun only

Carter's Vineyards

At Carter's Vineyards, visitors can follow a nature trail through the vine trellises and wildflower meadows before tasting some of the award-winning crisp English whites, fruity reds and delicate sparkling wines.

Available : Apr - Oct 2013 (annual)

Upnor Castle

Mighty Upnor Castle was built to protect warships moored at Chatham dockyards. This rare example of an Elizabethan artillery fort is a treat to explore and the peaceful riverside grounds are also open to the public.

Available : Apr - Oct 2013 (annual)

William Morris Gallery

The William Morris Gallery is England's only public museum dedicated to the avatar of the Arts and Crafts movement. The 18th-century Water House, the master designer's early home, houses numerous artefacts from Morris' long, wide-ranging career as designer, manufacturer, printer and socialist, and presents examples of his wallpaper designs, tapestry and books.

Available : Daily; not Mon or Sun

West Ham United 2012/13

West Ham United play their home matches at The Boleyn Ground. The Premier League runs between August and May and full fixture lists can be found on the club websites. Please note: games may be rearranged due to cup or television commitments.

Available : 18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

West Ham United FC 2010/11

West Ham play their home matches at Upton Park. The Premier League fixtures for the 2010/11 season are as follows:

Available : 21 Aug 2010 - 22 May 2011 (annual)

The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Britain's most important naval base for over 400 years, the now-restored Historic Dockyard Chatham is a key heritage site. Kent's largest museum, it includes Royal Navy's last operational Second World War destroyer, HMS Cavalier, and the Chatham-built submarine, Ocelot.

Available : Feb - Dec 2013 (annual)

Rochester Castle

Built for William the Conqueror in 1087, imposing 113-foot-high Rochester Castle covers 70 square feet. Trek to the top of the tower for stunning views of River Medway and the castle grounds, which often host festivals and concerts.

Available : Daily

Fort Amherst Paranormal Investigation

Fort Amherst and the surrounding area has been inhabited for over 3000 years and the area in an around it includes a Saxon burial ground, a Roman mosaic and the original site of old Chatham. Join a team of experts investigating local paranormal activity.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)


Kids can climb aboard some monstrous machines at the unique Diggerland adventure park in Kent (weekends and school holidays only). Under strict supervision, children can take a ride or even a drive in mechanical diggers of all shapes and sizes.

Available : Daily

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Brook Street
Off New Street

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