Visit Colchester

Colchester in Essex is Britain's oldest recorded town, with a rich history dating back over 2000 years.

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.


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Events Coming up...



Fri 21 Apr - Sat 13 May 2017

The riotous Monty Python Musical, on stage at the Mercury Theatre

Camulodunum to Colchester

From Camulodunum to Colchester Guided Walking Tour

Sat 29 Apr 2017

Guided Tour through the Town Centre. Meet at the Visitor Information Centre

Colchester United Crest

Colchester United v Yeovil

Sat 6 May 2017

League 2 clash at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Music In The Park

Bandstand Concert - The Daisy Bowlers

Sun 7 May 2017

Live Music on the bandstand in Castle Park

The Sound of  Colchester

The Sound of Colchester Festival

Sun 28 May 2017

Festival celebrating local music, in Castle Park.

32nd Real Ale Festival

32nd Colchester Real Ale & Cider Festival

Tue 30 May - Sat 3 Jun 2017

Colchester CAMRA's Real Ale Festival at Colchester Arts Centre

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Plan your stay

The Courtyard Rooms

£49-£79 prpnb, 01206 30 66 11

North Hill Hotel

AA 3 Star Hotel £65-£120 prpnb, 01206 574001


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