But it's not just history. Colchester today is a thriving, modern town with great visitor attractions, including the family favourites Colchester Zoo and Colchester Castle, as well as fantastic places to eat, drink and shop.
Poised at the gateway to East Anglia with picturesque villages and only minutes away from the coast, the Colchester area is the perfect destination for a well-deserved short break, day trip or family holiday.
Mon 27 Jun - Sun 10 Jul 2016
Summer Screen is back for 2016! Bring along a picnic & relax in front of the big screen!
Fri 29 - Sat 30 Jul 2016
A two-day music and fun party for everyone in our beautiful Castle Park.
Thu 8 - Sun 11 Sep 2016
Join us to experience local history, architecture and culture in Colchester.
Fri 16 Sep - Sun 2 Oct 2016
Three weekends packed with energising folk-inspired music and drama.