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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
Sat 29 Apr 2017
Guided Tour through the Town Centre. Meet at the Visitor Information Centre
Sat 6 May 2017
League 2 clash at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
Sun 7 May 2017
Live Music on the bandstand in Castle Park
Sun 28 May 2017
Festival celebrating local music, in Castle Park.