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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.


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Events Coming up...

Dipper Malkin

Dipper Malkin

Mon 23 Jan 2017

Folk Music at Colchester Arts Centre

Jeckyll and Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde the Musical

Wed 18 - Sat 28 Jan 2017

Colchester Operatic Society present this thrilling musical at the Mercury Theatre.

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue

Fri 3 Feb 2017

BBC Radio’s multi award-winning antidote to panel games on stage at the Charter Hall

Colchester United Crest

Colchester United v Wycombe

Tue 7 Feb 2017

League 2 clash at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Essex Book Festival

Essex Book Festival

Wed 1 - Fri 31 Mar 2017

Essex Book Festival returns with literary events around the town and beyond

Click on a date to see what's happening.

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Plan your stay

Pond Cottage

AA 4 Star Self-catering £350 pupw sleeps 4, 01255 820458

Rye Farm

£70-£75 prpnb, 01206 734350


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