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Visit Colchester - Official Colchester Tourist Information Site

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.


Discover Colchester

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Forthcoming Event Highlights

Clacton Airshow

Clacton Airshow

Thu 24 - Fri 25 Aug 2017

Clacton-on-Sea's spectacular airshow continues into it's 26th year.

Finishing with a picturesque putt

WFDF 2017 World Team Disc Golf Championships

Wed 23 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

The World Flying Disc Federation 2017 World Team Disc Golf Championships

Cider & Wine Festival

6th Cider & Wine Festival

Sat 26 - Sun 27 Aug 2017

Cider & Wine festival at Dedham Vale Vineyard

Mersea Regatta

West Mersea Town Regatta

Sat 26 Aug 2017

Sailing Festival on Mersea Island

Invasion Colchester

Invasion Colchester

Sat 2 Sep 2017

Charity Sci-Fi takeover in the Town Centre

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Day

Thu 7 - Sun 10 Sep 2017

The ever-popular Heritage Open Days return to Colchester

roman River '17

Roman River Music Festival '17

Sat 9 Sep - Sun 1 Oct 2017

Live performances from world-class artists in Colchester and the surrounding villages.

Colchester Comedy Festival

Colchester Comedy Festival

Fri 13 - Sun 22 Oct 2017

Colchester's Annual Comedy Festival returns for the 5th year.

More events around town

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Plan your stay

Wivenhoe House Hotel

AA 4 Star Hotel £95-£230 prpnb, 01206 863666

The Courtyard Rooms

£49-£79 prpnb, 01206 30 66 11


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