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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...

Camulodunum to Colchester

From Camulodunum to Colchester Guided Walking Tour

Sat 27 May 2017

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

The Sound of  Colchester

The Sound of Colchester Festival

Sun 28 May 2017

Festival celebrating local music, in Castle Park.

The Crucible

The Crucible

Mon 29 May - Sat 3 Jun 2017

Arthur Miller's classic play at the Mercury Theatre

Olly Murs

Olly Murs Summer Tour 2017

Sat 10 Jun 2017

Stadium sized pop-anthems from local hero Olly Murs, at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Colchester Military Show

Colchester Garrison Show

Sat 15 Jul 2017

Free Military Show on Abbey Fields

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