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Trains to Chelmsford

Just north of London and made a city by Her Majesty the Queen in 2012 Chelmsford is well placed between London and England's east coast. It is something of a commuter and cultural haven, with quick connections in to London, Norwich, Colchester, Ipswich and Braintree. Chelmsford is regularly alive with festivals, including the new RiZe festival.  Announced in late February, RiZe Festival will take be held in Hylands Park – the same  location as V and draw music fans from across the country to Chelmsford for the weekend of August 17 - 18.  The city will also be provides a number of other festivals throughout the year including, CITYdiversions, a free weekend of international street theatre, and the Fling, the festival of assorted amusements.

The rivers Chelmer and Can flow through the town, passing the opulent Chelmsford Cathedral and bringing riverside charm to this bustling town. 

Popular train routes to Chelmsford

London to Chelmsford
Norwich to Chelmsford
Colchester to Chelmsford
Ipswich to Chelmsford
Cambridge to Chelmsford

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Visiting Chelmsford

Built in the 15th century, Chelmsford Cathedral underwent vast improvements during the 1800's and 1900's, and the chequered flint on its east end is one of the finest examples of such work, and the stained-glass windows may have recently been added, but they truly are a sight not to be missed. So why not take in a lunchtime recital at the cathedral before taking to the shops in the middle of the town centre. Visitors will find two major shopping malls with High Chelmer offering an abundance of well-known shops.

For a break from shopping with a slice of cafe culture - and cake - head to the High Street or the river. While at the river, consider a potter down the riverside walk-and-cycle route or a stroll through Wrest Park, right next to the River Can.

While Chelmsford has a number of parks and woods that draw office workers and visitors on a wander throughout the year, a canal cruise on a barge along the Chelmer and Blackwater or trout fishing at Hanningfield Reservoir is that little something different. Also a little different is floodlit horse racing at Chelmsford City Racecourse, the newest racecourse in the country and one of only three lit at night.

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