Great Bentley Station

Great Bentley is probably best known for reputed its village green, reputedly the largest in England at approximately 43 acres. The Village Green was purchased by the Parish Council on behalf of the residents of the Great Bentley in 1965 from the then Lord of the Manor and many events like fetes, dog shows, circus and even Kite festivals are held there throughout the summer.

First opened as Bentley Green in 1866, this station was renamed Great Bentley train station in 1877. It is managed by Abellio Greater Anglia and has two platforms with hourly services running on the Sunshine Coast Line, which is a branch of the Great Eastern Main Line. Great Bentley station serves residents living in Great Bentley village and the surrounding districts of Brightlingsea and Thorrington as well as other local areas. Passengers can take westbound services from Great Bentley station to Hythe and Colchester on Platform 1, and eastbound services run towards Walton-on-the-Naze and Kirby Cross on Platform 2. Train services run every hour in each direction.

Great Bentley train station is located close to the local village hall and a short stroll from the Great Bentley Cricket Club. The station is unstaffed with no ticket office, but facilities include a self-service ticket machine, toilets, a waiting room and step-free access.

Great Bentley Station
Station Road
Great Bentley

View on Greater Anglia

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Ticket Machines
  • Seated area
  • Telephones
  • Toilets are located on Platform 2


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Things to do nearby

The Plough , Great Bentley

A great place for a Sunday lunch after a walk around the largest village Green in the Country.

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