You can easily reach the Hylands Estate by train. The nearest station is Chelmsford, which is served by Greater Anglia. The park is just under an hour's walk from the station and fairly straight forward.

As you leave the station through the main entrance, walk under the railway bridge and continue up Dukes Street until you reach the first set of traffic lights, turn left here. Walk down to the next junction and crossover and stay on Coval Lane, then turn right onto Rainsford Lane. Turn left again and go past the Fire Station, stay on this road for around 1 mile. On your walk you'll pass an M&S Food Hall and Aldi just in case you need some picnic essentials, there's also a pedestrian crossing opposite a McDonalds. If you cross here you won't have to cross at the roundabout ahead. At the roundabout keep right and walk to the next roundabout. Cross over here and keep London Road. To your right, you'll pass St. Mary's Church. After 1 mile the entrance to the Hylands Estate will be on your right-hand side. Alternatively, you can catch a bus from outside the station. Look out for the number 351 service and there's a business stop near the house entrance.

Escape to the Hylands Estate to enjoy unspoiled countryside set within 574 acres of historic parklands. Walk or hike your way around the park, and make sure you find a shaded spot to enjoy a picnic or grab something to eat at one of 2 cafes. There are regular events hosted within the grounds including open-air theatre and movie nights, festivals, and much more with a jam-packed calendar every year for visitors to enjoy. 

For little ones, there's also the award-winning Adventure Castle to keep them entertained for hours and a coffee kiosk right next door for you.

Visit the Hylands Estate website for opening information.


This attraction has free entry for all.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:50 - 23:00
Saturday 05:50 - 22:00
Sunday 07:00 - 23:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops noteNewsagent Flower stall Hairdresser Dry cleaner
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop Café Vending machines
ATM notes
Located on concourse
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Toilets notesThere are toilets on each platform.
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00ÿ
Sunday 10:00-20:00ÿ
Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00ÿ

The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).

Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
DayOpening Hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park Premium Bay
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd National Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces137
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces878
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

There is a dedicated Cycle Point, with free cycle parking, plus secure cycle parking and premium cycle parking.ÿ This is in Park Road, opposite the station.

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Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Lifts to both platforms

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
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Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

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